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Lacon Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wem Rural, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VV895+P7

Entry Name: Lacon Hall

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427916

Location: Wem Rural, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

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

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SJ 53 SW
(north side)
6/159 Lacon Hall
- II
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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