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The Tan House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Church Stretton, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5204 / 52°31'13"N

Longitude: -2.8219 / 2°49'18"W

OS Eastings: 344325

OS Northings: 291706

OS Grid: SO443917

Mapcode National: GBR BF.G9Y5

Mapcode Global: VH75V.1XH7

Plus Code: 9C4VG5CH+56

Entry Name: The Tan House

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Last Amended: 29 February 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483671

Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Church Stretton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Church Stretton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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1312-1/14/100 The Tan House
(Formerly Listed as:
Tan House)


Tannery, now house. C16 core with c1910 restorations and
alterations by Derwent Wood, the sculptor. Painted timber
frame with painted infill panels, and coursed rubble stone.
The fenestration has leaded lights mostly of latticed pattern.
Plain-tile roofs with thatched projecting porch. Projecting
stone gable-end stack with brick upper shaft, and central
brick stack. Irregular plan of 3-bay core with cross wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. East front has a central
projecting gable truss incorporating square framing with
herringbone pattern bracing and close-studding with projecting
3-light casement to right, moulded bressumer and front
entrance door under a projecting decorative thatched porch.
Tall rectangular framing to right. Gabled left return side
with similar framing to front. To left is a recessed stone
range with two 3-light casements on both storeys and, to left,
a large prominently jettied early C20 dormer with decorative
mullioned windows on 3 sides.
Rear: central pair of projecting framed gable trusses, each of
restored close-studding and with early C20 decorative leaded
windows inserted; right return side of gables have similar
framing. To right is a recessed range of square-framed first
floor with inset later oriel window over stone ground floor
with 2 casements; to far right is early C20 overhanging
projecting framed first-floor extension.
South gable end: stone gable-end with central stack and
projecting tiled gabled framed bay window to left and 3-light
casement beyond.
INTERIOR: reset C17 panelling, staircase and C16 carved stone
fireplace. Fireback dated 1571. Chamfered joists with ogee
chamfer stops. Moulded chamfered bridging beams and cross
bridging beams. Vestiges of a cruck frame.
Ian Maclaren stayed here while writing his books. Tan House
also associated with Beatrice Harraden; Little Stretton is the
scene of the `Green Dragon', one of the stories in `In Varying

Listing NGR: SO4432591706

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