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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.


List entry Number: 1270486



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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: 458366

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SJ4912SW THE SQUARE 653-1/15/664 (North West side) 10/01/53 Nos.8 AND 9


Pair of shops and offices, formerly dwellings. Dated 1730, but incorporating remnants of an earlier building. Brick with plain tiled roof. 3 storeys, 5-window range. Inserted shop front in traditional style with console brackets to fascia. Elongated flush-framed 12-pane sash windows above with cambered heads with keystones. Moulded sills, with aprons to 2nd floor. Ornate rainwater head with monogram and date. Keystones of 2nd floor windows reach moulded cornice, and over each is a raised panel in the high parapet, which also has a moulded cornice. Crow-stepped gable to rear. INTERIOR: series of panelled rooms to first floor, early C18 in 2 front rooms, with dado and high panels over, and fluted pilasters over fireplace, painted in one room, oak in the other. Rear room has C16 panelling in small squares and a frieze which incorporates the arms of Henry VIII, mythical beasts, grotesques. Early C18 staircase with 3 turned balusters to each moulded tread. Cellars said to incoporate remains of a C13 stone building. (Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to the mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4909312477

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SJ4910212463


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