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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: COURT OF HILL

List entry Number: 1383566

Location

COURT OF HILL

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityNash

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483998

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History

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Details

NASH

SO67SW Court of Hill 582-1/5/155 12/11/54

GV II*

Manor house. Medieval origins, rebuild dated 1683 with alterations early C19 and 1927. Brick with ashlar quoins and dressings, and cyma-moulded ashlar string course at first floor and below cornice. Hipped plain-tile roof with deep concave plastered cornice below deep eaves. 3 large brick lateral stacks with cluster of spurred shafts and caps, ridge stack with 3 diagonal shafts to east extension ridge. Original rectangular double-pile plan with later extension wings to rear. EXTERIOR: 2-storey and attic. South front is a 2-storey, 7-window range with restored wood mullion and transom windows with ashlar surrounds. Central glazed panelled door with ashlar surround, flat gauged ashlar lintel with central carved console keystone, ashlar tablet with armorial bearings over, dated 1683. 4 hipped dormers with 2-light casements. West side: 4-window range, with 3 windows blocked, leaving single mullion and transom window to left. Similar window to 2-storey extension to left of original west side. Venetian window with ashlar surround to right at ground floor with left side covered by later projecting single-storey entrance extension with flat roof and parapet. Extension with ashlar entrance door surround flanked by tall multi-pane windows with Venetian window to left. 2 hipped dormers with 2-light casements. East side: 4-window range of mullion and transom windows with that to left now blocked and that to right altered with raised head. Ground floor to left covered by later projecting single-storey bay window with crenellated parapet. 2 hipped dormers with 2-light casements. Stone rubble wing to right of 2-storey, 2-window range of restored 6/6 sashes with flat lintels, single hipped dormer. Rear: 2-window range of mullion and transom windows with gauged brick lintels with brick hoodmould over, covered to right with 2-storey brick west extension bay, covered at the centre with small 2-storey brick projection and to left with 2-storey and attic stone rubble wing continued with single-storey and attic stone rubble wing. INTERIOR: C17 staircase with open well and heavy balusters with diagonal boarding covering the tread ends. Restored and reset C17 panelling and overmantel in former entrance hall. Early C19 coffered ceiling with naturalistic foliate ornamented friezes. The arms over the former south entrance are reputed to be of the builder of the 1683 work, Andrew Hill, with his arms impaling those of his wife Anne Powys of Henley near Ludlow. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: Harmondsworth, Middlesex: 1958-: 115).



Listing NGR: SO6014972975

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Shropshire - Date: 1958 - Page References: 115

National Grid Reference: SO 60149 72975

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