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The Abbot's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7081 / 52°42'29"N

Longitude: -2.7528 / 2°45'10"W

OS Eastings: 349231

OS Northings: 312535

OS Grid: SJ492125

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2GZ1

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.P6B7

Plus Code: 9C4VP65W+6V

Entry Name: The Abbot's House

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455388

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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653-1/11/136 (South West side)
10/01/53 Nos.13, 14 AND 15
The Abbot's House


Row of 3 shops, possibly purpose-built with dwellings over.
Late C15. Timber-framed with plain tiled roof. 3-bay plan with
gable to left, and long range to right.
3 storeys. 5-window range. Ground floor entirely divided into
3 original shop units (restored C19), each with paired
4-centred arched windows and doorway. Interlace frieze over
each doorway. In the long range, the 2 units are separated by
a wide arch giving access to the rear. Jettied upper storey
has moulded bressumer and is framed in close studding with
middle rail. Moulded bressumer to jettied second storey framed
in square panelling with curved arched braces.
At first floor, the principal bays marked by wider posts with
superimposed shafts and 4 canted oriel windows flanked by
3-light casements projecting on brackets. 3-light casement
window in first floor of gable, with 4-light casements above,
all projecting on brackets. Interlace decoration on tie-beam
of gable, and cusped panelling on corner post carrying dragon
Return elevation to Fish Street has framing divided into 2
principal bays by arched braced central post. Inserted door
and casement windows to ground floor, and casements projecting
on brackets above.
A remarkably complete and significant surviving example of a
late medieval town house, with evidence for original shop
(Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to
the Mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4923112535

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