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Latitude: 52.8693 / 52°52'9"N
Longitude: -2.6918 / 2°41'30"W
OS Eastings: 353527
OS Northings: 330422
OS Grid: SJ535304
Mapcode National: GBR 7L.R6N8
Mapcode Global: WH8B2.M4DP
Entry Name: Lacon Hall
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264394
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427916
Location: Wem Rural, Shropshire, SY4
Civil Parish: Wem Rural
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Wem St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
WEM RURAL C.P. SOULTON ROAD
SJ 53 SW
6/159 Lacon Hall
Farmhouse, now house. Probably C15 core, remodelled late C16, mid-
to late C18 and early C19 with later additions and alterations. Rendered
brick concealing and replacing timber frame; slate roof. Original plan
apparently consisted of 3-bay open hall (floored over late C16) with
gabled cross-wing on left (now truncated) projecting to rear. Late
C18 range projecting to rear at junction between hall range and former
cross-wing and late C20 addition at right-angles rear on right.
2 storeys with dentilled eaves cornice; floor band to former cross-
wing. 1:3 windows, mid-C20 casements, those to ground floor with C19
segmental heads. C19 gabled porch over 4-panel door with rectangular
barred overlight roughly to centre of hall range. Massive stepped external
end stack with paired and rebated shaft to front gable of cross-wing
and integral end stack to right of hall range; external end stack to
rear of late C18 addition. Massive stack to cross-wing has pigeon nesting
ledges and infilled opening abutting to top. Interior: jowled wall
posts (mainly exposed on first floor) divide house into hall range of
3 wide framed bays and cross-wing of 2, probably orignally more, bays.
Deep-chamfered ceiling beams and richly moulded joists on both ground
and first floors to hall and cross-wing. Tie beam to left truss of
hall range has sawn-off closely spaced posts, suggesting presence of
former screen and the jettied beam to left may be part of a gallery,
originally approached from cross-wing. C18 staircase with panelling
to sides, moulded handrail and later stick balusters to rear left corner
of hall range. Roof structure,entirely remodelled above tie beam level,
has late C18 or early C19 queen-posts reusing timbers from an earlier
roof; C17 rectangular oak panelling (not in situ) also in roof space.
C20 addition to rear is not of special architectural interest. The house
was formerly moated.
Listing NGR: SJ5352730422
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