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Riggs Hall riggs Hall, to Rear of Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7106 / 52°42'38"N

Longitude: -2.7511 / 2°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 349354

OS Northings: 312814

OS Grid: SJ493128

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.29DP

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q459

Entry Name: Riggs Hall riggs Hall, to Rear of Library

Listing Date: 30 May 1969

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455419

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 Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ4912NW CASTLE GATES
653-1/11/155 (West side)
30/05/69 Riggs Hall, to rear of Library
(Formerly Listed as:
CASTLE GATES
(West side)
Riggs Hall)

GV II

House, formerly part of Shrewsbury School, now part of
library. Early C15 but extensively restored. Timber-framed on
high sandstone plinth with plain tiled roof. 2 storeys, main
range comprising hall and solar block with cross wing possibly
a later addition.
Timber-framed with square panels with massive braces in rear
elevation, some close studding on inner elevation and to cross
wing with ogival braces. Cambered tie beams with vine scroll
decoration, and jowelled posts with arched braces to gable.
Ground floor largely altered on incorporation to library, the
infill panels removed to leave timber-framed screen walls on
inner faces. Upper storeys have 4-light casement windows, all
renewed.
The building was one of the original buildings of Shrewsbury
School at its foundation in 1552.
(Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to
the Mid C17: 1953-).


Listing NGR: SJ4858411923

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