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Cronkhill is a Grade I listed country house near Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

The house was designed by John Nash about 1802[1] for the second Lord Berwick,[2] who lived nearby at Attingham Park. The house is one of the incunabula of Italianate architecture in Great Britain.


  1. ^ A design was exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1802, as a "house near Shrewsbury" (Howard Colvin).
  2. ^ The patron was not Lord Berwick's agent and friend, Francis Walford, as reported by Colvin, for Walford was not appointed until 1804 ('Domesday Book: 1750-1875', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 4: Agriculture (1989), pp. 168-231. URL: Date accessed: 2 August 2006), which mentions a letter from Nash to Walford 25 March 1812, fn 29.


  • Nicholas Pevsner, The Buildings of England:Shropshire, p 116.
  • Howard Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 3rd ed. (Yale University Press) 1995 "John Nash"

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Coordinates: 52°40′13″N 2°41′16″W / 52.67028°N 2.68778°W / 52.67028; -2.68778