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Council House Gatehouse and Gateway

A Grade I Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7099 / 52°42'35"N

Longitude: -2.7502 / 2°45'0"W

OS Eastings: 349411

OS Northings: 312734

OS Grid: SJ494127

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.29MH

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q4KV

Plus Code: 9C4VP65X+XW

Entry Name: Council House Gatehouse and Gateway

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456418

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


653-1/11/253 (South East side)
10/01/53 Council House Gatehouse and Gateway


House and gatehouse. The house probably early C16, gatehouse
dated 1620. Timber-framed with brick panel infill and plain
tiled roofs.
Original building to north: low 2 storeys, probably 2-unit
plan. Framed in square panels with close studding in gable.
Casement windows in gable and side walls. Axial stack.
Later wing added at right-angles to this to the rear: probably
early C17. Framed in small square panelling with decorative
quatrefoil panels in gable, and two 4-light mullioned and
transomed windows in rear wall. Entrance is in lean-to porch
against the gable, probably added in the early C20.
Gatehouse block adjoins the south-west corner of this range:
dated 1620. Wide gateway with fluted Corinthian columns on
high bases each side, and possibly the original gates. Single
window above, and high gabled dormer over. Framed in
decorative small square panels with cusped quatrefoils.
4-light mullioned and transomed window, with enriched paired
round-arched panels below it, and enrichment surrounding
dormer window above. Vine-scroll decoration to tie-beam and
barge-boards. On the street side, two 3-light mullioned
windows with paired round-arched enriched panels beneath, and
2 high dormer windows over. 3-light Gothick window inserted
C19 alongside gateway.
Gateway House listed 30.5.69.

Listing NGR: SJ4941112734

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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