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The Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7071 / 52°42'25"N

Longitude: -2.7508 / 2°45'2"W

OS Eastings: 349367

OS Northings: 312423

OS Grid: SJ493124

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2HH1

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q780

Plus Code: 9C4VP64X+RM

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456439

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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653-1/15/274 (East side)
10/01/53 No.20
The Old House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Ye Old House)


House. Plan late C15, facades largely renewed c1600, with
alterations and additions of c1800 and c1900, and further
extensive early C20 restoration. Timber-framed with brick
additions and plain tiled roofs. Main range with 2 cross
wings, the northern wing rebuilt c1800.
EXTERIOR: main range timber-framed to street front. Close
studding with brick nogging to ground floor, balustraded
decoration above. 2 storeys with attics. Doorway to left in
angle with north wing, with ornately carved Mannerist posts
with strapwork decoration. 6-light mullioned and transomed
window to right on each floor. Axial stack with star shaped
clustered brick flues.
Rear refronted c1800. Brick. 8-window range with outer
doorways in moulded architraves, and 12-pane sash windows with
flat-arched brick heads.
South wing also timber-framed. Main frame in north-facing wall
has cambered ties and bracing, with close studding which may
be a later modification. Close studding to paired gables
facing street, with mullioned windows and a canted bay in
right hand gable. Axial side wall stack, partly stone.
North wing rebuilt c1800. Brick. 2-storeyed, 2-window range,
12-pane sashes with flat-arched heads, and blind window over
doorway to right.
INTERIOR: entrance hall in main range: staircase has splat
balusters and moulded rail, modified c1900 by addition or
replacement of dado panelling, newels and overarch with
pendant. Panelled room alongside stair hall, with oriel window
in side elevation, and Neo-Jacobean fireplace. C17 panelling
also in front room of south wing. Rooms in rear of main range
largely as refurbished c1900, with panelling and fireplaces of
that time.
Traces of earlier layout survive upstairs, with moulded cross
beamed ceiling and partial C17 panelling in rear of main
range. Raking wall posts carry chamfered cross beams of
ceiling in front section of south wing; C18 basket grate with
Delft-tiled surround. Exposed framing in internal partition
wall with jowelled corner post and arched braces.
(Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to
the Mid C17: Birmingham: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4936712423

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