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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246750
English Heritage Legacy ID: 455419
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1
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
SJ4912NW CASTLE GATES
653-1/11/155 (West side)
30/05/69 Riggs Hall, to rear of Library
(Formerly Listed as:
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
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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