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The Gate House

A Grade II Listed Building in Smethcott, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.59 / 52°35'23"N

Longitude: -2.8346 / 2°50'4"W

OS Eastings: 343557

OS Northings: 299454

OS Grid: SO435994

Mapcode National: GBR BF.9SZH

Mapcode Global: WH8CC.F5F9

Entry Name: The Gate House

Listing Date: 7 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259632

Location: Smethcott, Shropshire, SY6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Smethcott

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Smethcote St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


3/91 The Gatehouse


Cottage, latterly inn. Early to mid-C18, possibly incorporating an
earlier core. Painted sandstone rubble with brick dressings; plain
tile roof. 3-unit baffle-entry plan. One storey and attic. Dentil
brick eaves cornice and 3 gabled semi-dormers with 2-light wooden
casements; brick ridge stack off-centre to right and integral brick
end stack to left. 3-window front; 2-light segmental-headed wooden
casements. Half-glazed door between first and second windows off-
centre to right with C19 gabled wooden porch. Pair of conically-roofed
bread ovens projecting from left-hand gable end. Interior: central
ground-floor room has chamfered spine beam, plain joists, and blocked
fireplace with lintel. This cottage was a wheelwright's shop in the
later C19 and is also said to have been an alehouse known as the Gate%ms
Well, possibly the alehouse first recorded in 1616. The Gatehouse
occupies a prominent position in the centre of Picklescott. Included
for group value. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p.149.

Listing NGR: SO4355799454

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

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