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Foresters House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Munslow, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4995 / 52°29'58"N

Longitude: -2.707 / 2°42'25"W

OS Eastings: 352098

OS Northings: 289304

OS Grid: SO520893

Mapcode National: GBR BL.HN7Y

Mapcode Global: VH83K.1F7Q

Plus Code: 9C4VF7XV+R5

Entry Name: Foresters House

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Last Amended: 29 February 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483786

Location: Munslow, Shropshire, SY6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Munslow

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton under Heywood

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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1312-1/11/178 Forester's House
(Formerly Listed as:
Forester's House, Upper Millichope)


House. Reputed to have been the house of the King's forester
of the Long Forest. c1280, with C16 alterations and C18
extension wing. Stone rubble walls with dressed quoins and
moulded plinth, 2 metres thick at the base and tapering. Brick
and coursed rubble later house extension. A rectangular block
with gabled ends. The gable trusses are square panelled
timber-framed, with painted rendered brick infill panels and
central timber mullioned window. Plain-tile roof replacing
thatch in early C20. C17 integral stone rubble eaves stack on
east side.
EXTERIOR: north-west side partly rebuilt. Central doorway with
rebuilt round-arched opening with ball-flower decoration and
recessed boarded door: C20 casement to right set in moulded
ashlar segmental-arched opening.
North-east gable-end and south-east side each have single
window in stone jambs with roll moulding and fillet, scalloped
bases and capitals, with single mullion, that to the
north-east with roll-moulded stone shaft, the south-east
window mullion is timber.
Small C13 window on north-east side at lower level.
South-west gable-end: 3 staggered C13 staircase slit openings
to left. 2 wood casements to ground-floor right, blocked C16
3-light wood mullion window above stone-blocked C13 opening at
first-floor right (probably the original entrance).
An C18 2-storey house with gabled and hipped tiled roof
attached on south-east side to right: south-west face of brick
on rubble plinth with brick dentil course eaves, axial brick
ridge stack, 3-window range with brick segmental-arch lintels,
central boarded door under slate gabled open porch; other
faces of coursed rubble with flat lintel openings. All windows
are C20 multi-pane casements.
INTERIOR: lower floor divided with C17 partitions, C13
large-section first-floor joists reset in C17; first-floor
hall with C17 square-framed partition incorporating 3
low-arched door-heads, C13 mullion windows with flanking
internal seats, C13 partly blocked corner winder stair built
into the wall thickness, later C17 winding stair, C17 attic
floor and 3-bay triple-purlin roof.
(Architects Journal: Wood ME: C13 Domestic Architecture in
England: 1950-).

Listing NGR: SO5209889304

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