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Victory House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ludlow, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3663 / 52°21'58"N

Longitude: -2.7204 / 2°43'13"W

OS Eastings: 351044

OS Northings: 274493

OS Grid: SO510744

Mapcode National: GBR BK.S4XQ

Mapcode Global: VH843.SSPC

Plus Code: 9C4V978H+GR

Entry Name: Victory House

Listing Date: 15 April 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390017

Also known as: Royal British Legion, Ludlow

ID on this website: 101290207

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ludlow

Built-Up Area: Ludlow

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ludlow St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/07/2015


MILL STREET (East side),
Victory House



House, now club. Later C18. Roughcast brick; plain tile roof; brick end stack. 3-storeys; 5-window range: 6/6 sashes in beaded stone cases, with stone head and sill-bands; late C19, 3/3 sashes in similar settings over; deep eaves with boarded soffit. Entrance centre-right: C20, 6-panel door, in panelled case; moulded wood entablature and plain pilasters; to right, 1, and to left, 3, 6/6 sashes in similar settings. Large 2-storey wing to rear has hipped plain tile roof, and ridge stack; six 9/6 sashes under gauged brick flat arches, with 5 hipped gable dormers over, each having 2-light casements. Smaller parallel wing has 2 sashes under gauged brick cambered arches; tall C20 staircase window under cambered arch, and C20 casements over.

INTERIOR: the entrance hall and another ground floor room have panelled walls. The open-well staircase has two turned, vase-shaped balusters to each tread and a ramped and moulded handrail with wreathed curtail. To the lower walls is ramped panelling, and the plaster walling above the first lending and the subsequent flight has a mural painted by Bruce Bairnsfather, showing a soldier in front of a ruin, inscribed ‘Old soldiers never die / they simply fade away’ and signed and dated ‘Bruce / Bairnsfather / 47’. The two, first-floor front rooms have been joined together.

Listing NGR: SO5106174495

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