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Upper Millichope Foresters Lodge

In the civil parish of Munslow.
In the historic county of Shropshire.
Modern Authority of Shropshire.
1974 county of Shropshire.
Medieval County of Shropshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO521893
Latitude 52.49949° Longitude -2.70702°

Upper Millichope Foresters Lodge has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


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. (Listed Building Report)
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