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Perches House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7092 / 52°42'33"N

Longitude: -2.7513 / 2°45'4"W

OS Eastings: 349340

OS Northings: 312658

OS Grid: SJ493126

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2HBZ

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q52D

Entry Name: Perches House

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458404

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


653-1/11/695 (South West side)
10/01/53 Perches House


House or mansion. Late C16. Timber-framed with brick plinth
and plain tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 3-window range in main section facing
street. Low ground floor within plinth with central 6-panelled
door and renewed windows flanking it. Moulded bressumer
suggests that upper storey may once have been jettied out: it
is framed with close studding with some middle rails, but the
irregular pattern of the timbering suggests a number of
different phases of construction.
Upper windows are 12-pane sashes, with a renewed 3-light
casement window to the left, and the blocked remains of an
earlier, perhaps original window, below it. Jettied second
storey with moulded bressumer, blocked window to left, then
two 16-pane sashes in slightly projecting cases. Evenly spaced
close studding with mid-rail. 1 dormer in the roof, gable end
Right-hand section beyond in separate occupation, and possibly
a different phase of construction. Also 3 storeys, 4-window
range with 6-panelled door to left of centre in moulded
architrave with vestigial canopy. Flanking windows are 2- and
4-light casements. 12-pane sash windows to first floor. Plain
bressumer to jettied upper storey, which has sash windows of 2
and 4-panes. 2 dormers in the roof. Additional bay to right
with steeper pitched roof. Brick to ground and first floor
then plaster over timber frame to jettied upper storey.
Tripartite sash window to first floor, 12-pane sash window to
second storey, and dormer in the roof.

Listing NGR: SJ4933512660

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

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