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71, 72 and 73, Wyle Cop

A Grade I Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7063 / 52°42'22"N

Longitude: -2.7511 / 2°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 349349

OS Northings: 312329

OS Grid: SJ493123

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2HF4

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q75N

Entry Name: 71, 72 and 73, Wyle Cop

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458756

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


653-1/15/730 (South side)
10/01/53 Nos.71, 72 AND 73
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.71, 72 AND 73
including Nos. 1 and 2 Barrack's
Passage (to rear))


Pair of shops, originally dwelling but possibly also
incorporating early shops. Mid C15. Timber-framed with plain
tiled roof. Sloping site, with 4 storeys to lower section, 3
to upper, divided by central arch to passage.
4-window range. Lower storey partly renewed in brick with
traditional-style shop windows inserted late C20. Framing in
upper storeys is close studding, with middle rail in first
floor and cusped braces across central section above. Deep
coved jetty to second floor with moulded brackets. 3 casement
windows with leaded lights over shop front in left-hand
section. Paired 4-light mullioned and transomed windows above
to left, one original (restored) with ornate traceried heads.
Below this window a plaque reads "Henry VII lodged here in
1485 before Bosworth". 6-light mullioned and transomed oriel
window over passage entry, and paired 2-light mullioned and
transomed window to right. Some original (restored)
fenestration in second storey: paired traceried 3-light
windows to left, and a 6-light window centrally. Plain 4-light
mullioned window to right. Exposed framing in side walls to
passage, with tension braces, and an ogee arched timber
doorway. Gable end stack.
The building probably comprises a first-floor hall originally
built over shops. An outstanding late medieval town house, the
survival of original fenestration to the exterior being
particularly notable. Rear wing forms Trotting Horse building
on Barracks Passage (qv).
(Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to
the mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4934912329

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