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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: 15 AND 16, HIGH STREET

List entry Number: 1254512



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shrewsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 457321

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SJ4912SW HIGH STREET 653-1/15/347 (North East side) 10/01/53 Nos.15 AND 16


Formerly known as: Cross Keys Inn. Inn, now shop. Timber-framed with plain tiled roof. Dated 1575. 2 storeys, 2-window range with inserted late C20 shop front to ground floor. Right-hand bay projects, perhaps as former full-height porch. Jettied with moulded bressumer, close studding with middle rail and herringbone studding in side walls. 4-pane sash window inserted at first floor. Left-hand section also formerly jettied, with moulded bressumer, and square panelling with twisted shafts superimposed on vertical members and sunk quatrefoils in the horizontal. Inserted 4-pane sash window. Some panel infill renewed in brick and painted over. Single segmentally-arched dormer window in roof. Return elevation to Grope Lane framed and decorated in similar manner with wide gable over shop front, with 6-pane sash window, and renewed plaque bearing date, 1575. Lower jettied central range with close studding links this gable with a narrower upper gable, with 5-light mullioned and transomed window and projecting casement in gable apex. Beyond this a further 2 bays, the ground floor renewed, but moulded bressumer to jettied upper storey, with close studding. Mullioned and transomed windows of 2 and 4 lights are late C19 insertions. Loading door and hoist in gabled dormer. (Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to the Mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4921712491

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Smith, J T, Shrewsbury Topography and Domestic Architecture to the Mid C17, (1953)

National Grid Reference: SJ 49196 12488


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