Eyton on Severn 5517

Eyton on Severn, Shropshire, England

Brief Description

To the south-west of Eyton on Severn Hall, there was a terrace with a brick garden wall and octagonal banqueting houses on each corner. The house and much of the wall were destroyed by fire, but the banqueting houses survived. One is incorporated into Eyton on Severn farmhouse, and the other has been restored and is now used as a holiday cottage. There is also an 18th or 19th-century ice house.

History

The mansion house at Eyton on Severn was built in 1607 for Sir Francis Newport. It was accompanied by a terrace giving views across the Severn, and featuring a garden wall with two banqueting houses. The house and much of the garden wall were later destroyed in a fire.

Features
  • Banqueting House (featured building)
  • Description: The only remains of the original house and gardens is an octagonal brick banqueting house. It features an octagonal turret with an ogee cap, a round-headed doorway, cross-windows, and mullion and transom windows. On the roof is a balustrade of stone.
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  • Icehouse
  • Description: There is an 18th or 19th-century icehouse near the terrace and banqueting houses.
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  • Garden Wall
  • Description: There is a brick garden wall, now much destroyed, enclosing the terrace. The banqueting houses were set on each corner.
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Wroxeter and
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