Alkington, Shropshire

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Alkington
Alkington Hall - geograph.org.uk - 200378.jpg
Alkington Hall
Alkington is located in Shropshire
Alkington
Alkington
Alkington shown within Shropshire
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Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWHITCHURCH
Postcode districtSY13
Dialling code01948
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52°56′53″N 2°41′56″W / 52.948°N 2.699°W / 52.948; -2.699Coordinates: 52°56′53″N 2°41′56″W / 52.948°N 2.699°W / 52.948; -2.699

Alkington is a hamlet in Shropshire, England, near Whitchurch and south of that town.

The village is on limestone and is residential.

Alkington Hall[edit]

Alkington Hall was a late 16th-century country house, now a Grade II* listed farmhouse.

It was constructed in two storeys of red brick with grey brick diapering and grey sandstone ashlar dressings and a plain tile and slate roofs to an L-shaped floor plan.[1]

It was built in 1592, probably for the London merchant, William Cotton. His son Rowland was an MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme for many years and High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1616.

Some alterations and improvements were made in the late 19th century. It was saved from a fire in 2010 when in the ownership of John and Elaine Fearnall.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alkington Hall, Whitchurch Rural". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Historic Whitchurch hall saved from fire". Whitchurch Herald. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

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