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HER Number (PRN):10753
Name:Burford House and garden wall attached to the SE, BURFORD
Type of Record:Building

Monument Type(s):

  • HOUSE (circa 1728, Early 18th century to Mid 18th century - 1700 AD to 1760 AD)


An early to mid 18th century house, which is protected by Grade II* Listing.

Parish:Burford, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO56NE
Grid Reference:SO 5821 6797

Related records

07508Parent of: The Grounds and Gardens of Burford House (Monument)
01973Related to: Burford Castle, or Burford Manor House (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA3993 - 1994 site visit as part of Listed Buildings Resurvey


House. Early to mid C18, reputed to be built in 1728 for William Bowles M.P., proprietor of the Vauxhall glass works. Restored and altered c1954 for John Treasure.
Red brick with brick storey bands and brick parapet. Plain-tile roof with brick coped parapets and gables. Brick integral gable-end stacks with lateral and axial stacks. Double-pile plan with rear parallel extension.
EXTERIOR: north front is a 3-storey 6-window range of tall 9/9 sashes to ground and first floors, and 6/6 second-floor sashes, all with gauged brick lintels. Early C19 central projecting porch with Doric columns and open pediment. Front door set in panelled reveals, with pair of glazed panelled doors with fanlight with radial glazing bars. Later brick wings on east and west sides now demolished. East side now with C20 multi-pane casements at ground and first floor. West side with C20 first-floor sash and ground-floor French windows with flanking casements, terrace to west formed from demolished wing and incorporating stone from base of medieval chimney. Rear: 3-storey 5-window range of 6/6 sashes with gauged brick lintels, central restored projecting porch mirroring the front porch and with glazed door and fanlight with festoon and radial glazing bars.
INTERIOR: contains some good panelling to ground-floor rooms. The entrance hall has complete wall panelling, moulded cornices, 6-panelled doors, and elliptical arched panelled arcade. Brick walls approximately 3 metres high with weathered coping extending from the south-east corner of Burford House approximately 80 metres to the east and then 40 metres to the south. <4>

The new parlour block of 1728 (now the main building) was made symmetrical when set next to a timber-framed house (since demolished). <7>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 10753 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Department of the Environment (DoE), 1974-Mar-15, 2nd List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, p25 (List of Buildings). SSA805.

<02> Miners C, 1993/ 1994, Visit Notes, 1993-1994 (TEXT). SSA11092.

<03> Anon, 1981-Oct, Burford House, Film 140, Frames 5 to 7 (Photograph). SSA13135.

<04> Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), 2000-Feb-29, 17th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, p13 (List of Buildings). SSA20079.

<05> Pevsner Nikolaus, 1958, Buildings of England (Shropshire), p92 (Monograph). SSA110.

<06> Newman J & Pevsner N, 2006, Buildings of England: Shropshire, P187 (Monograph). SSA23518.

<07> Mercer Eric, 2003, English Architecture to 1900: The Shropshire Experience, p.170 (Monograph). SSA23161.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 10753.
[01]SSA805 - List of Buildings: Department of the Environment (DoE). 1974-Mar-15. 2nd List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Vol 825-0. List volume. p25.
[02]SSA11092 - TEXT: Miners C. 1993/ 1994. Visit Notes, 1993-1994.
[03]SSA13135 - Photograph: Anon. 1981-Oct. Burford House, Film 140, Frames 5 to 7. Black and white. 35mm.
[04]SSA20079 - List of Buildings: Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). 2000-Feb-29. 17th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 582-1. List volume. p13.
[05]SSA110 - Monograph: Pevsner Nikolaus. 1958. Buildings of England (Shropshire). Buildings of England. p92.
[06]SSA23518 - Monograph: Newman J & Pevsner N. 2006. Buildings of England: Shropshire. Buildings of England. P187.
[07]SSA23161 - Monograph: Mercer Eric. 2003. English Architecture to 1900: The Shropshire Experience. p.170.
Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 4:37PM