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56-59, St Michael's Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7179 / 52°43'4"N

Longitude: -2.7453 / 2°44'43"W

OS Eastings: 349751

OS Northings: 313626

OS Grid: SJ497136

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.1YMQ

Mapcode Global: WH8BM.SYW7

Entry Name: 56-59, St Michael's Street

Listing Date: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458176

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 All Saints and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


653-1/4/746 (North West side)
Nos.56-59 (Consecutive)


Terrace of 4 houses (now 3), formerly the apprentice house for
Benyon and Bage's flax mill. c1800 with later modifications.
John Simpson, architect and builder. Brick with Welsh slate
roof. 3 storeys, wide 4-window range. Paired doors beneath
single pedimented hoods (one door now a window in right-hand
pair). 4-pane sash windows with cambered brick heads (blind
window spaces on ground and second storeys in left-hand unit).
Painted plaque in centre of elevation reads "Ann Hill". Hipped
roof to left, and 3-window-range return elevation, with wide
6-pane sashes, the central spaces blind. End wall and axial
stacks. The house is built of "great bricks", which link it
decisively with the Ditherington flax mill complex (qv), where
they were used in all building work prior to 1805.
(Macleod M, Trinder B & Worthington M: Ditherington Flax Mill,
Shrewsbury: Ironbridge: 1988-).

Listing NGR: SJ4975113626

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

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