Savills | High Street, Edgmond, Shropshire, TF10 8JY | Property for sale
8,018 sq ft(744.90 sq m)
Guide price £1,595,000

High StreetEdgmond, Shropshire, TF10 8JY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Thought to be the oldest continuously occupied house in Shropshire.
  • Sweeping gravelled drive lined with mature trees and bushes.
  • Full of character and charm.
  • Great Hall with high ceilings and triple aspect views to the gardens.
  • Private chapel.

A truly historic Grade II* house situated in stunning formal gardens set in a highly desirable village setting.

About this property

  • Provost's House is approached off a quiet village lane with a roadside wall, through stone pillared entrance gates and onto a sweeping gravelled drive lined with mature trees and bushes. The drive leads to a large parking area in front of the imposing façade of Provost's House.
    The house stands majestically in front of you with the cottage to the left hand side, and formal gardens to the right hand side. It is in a village setting, but completely private with only the tower of St Peter's Church in view with a historic connection between the house the church.
    Full of character and charm, this is a house that has evolved over the ages to form an eclectic mix of accommodation ranging from the 1300's through the latest additions in 1906. The front of the house is a medley of medieval and late Tudor styles primarily in red sandstone, with the later additions in red brick. To the right hand side, a timber framed gable contrasts the medieval style battlement detail of the original house.
    The back of the house is a completely different style in the form of an 18th century,red brick classic elegant Georgian façade, however the use of battlements creates harmony between the two eras.
    Situated in the original medieval part of the house, double solid oak front doors with gargoyles on either side lead through a 14th century porch into the entrance hall with a beautiful stone flagged floor. This contains the Screens Passage, rare in a private house, a row of three archways, two of which have been painted with murals by local artists depicting how they might have looked in 1312.
    The Screens Passage draws you into the Great Hall, with the imposing 17th century wooden staircase leading to the first floor. Straight in front and up a short flight of steps is a later addition to the house, a classic Georgian drawing room looking out to the gardens through large bay windows. With original wooden floor boards and stunning coving this is the perfect room for entertaining.
    The drawing room leads through double vaulted doors into the dining room, again a Georgian extension to the original house, with an open fire place, simplified classic coving and bay windows to the gardens. The dining room leads into the fabulous, recently modernised and installed family kitchen. This is a well-planned large kitchen/breakfast room with fitted shaker style units, a Rangemaster stove, built in dishwasher, American style fridge, and exposed beams to the ceilings creating a modern kitchen, that also retains much of its original character. There is a large dining area in the kitchen ideally suited to family dining and less formal entertaining.
    The kitchen leads to the family sitting room. This room is full of original features and character, with exposed beamed ceilings, a beautiful inglenook fireplace, wooden floor boards and built in cupboards and a trap door to the cellars. The sitting room then leads back through the Screens Passage into the entrance hall by the front door where there is a cloakroom.
    From the Great Hall there are steps that lead up into the library through a wide doorway. The floor level rises as this is a 17th Century addition over the cellars. This room is of impressive appearance with high ceilings and triple aspect views to the gardens through stunning feature windows of ornate stone mullions and stained glass detail. There is an open fire place and built in bookshelves.
    The majestic stairs rise from the hall leading round to a lovely open and light landing. From the landing there are two double bedrooms of excellent proportions, one with an ensuite bathroom and the other an ensuite shower room, and two further large double bedrooms which share a large Jack and Jill bathroom. Four steps lead down to the fifth double bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes.
    There is a lovely large billiard room with beautiful exposed beamed ceilings, leading to a sauna. From the billiard room there is access to a further bathroom and a most unusual feature, a private chapel. With a stunning arched window and arched door this is a remarkable feature of the house.
    The second floor has a large galleried landing with a roof light creating a lovely open space leading to two double bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom.
    There are two cellars, one accessed from the entrance hall through a door and the second accessed via a trap door in the sitting room.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A property of significant historical importance with grandeur and charm.

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • The village of Edgmond lies approximately 1 mile north west to the town of Newport.
  • Harper Adams University is situated in the village along with a pub, The Lamb Inn. There is a church, a school and a post office.
  • The larger town of Newport has a Waitrose, a selection of high street shops, restaurants and amenities. Newport has two highly regarded schools, Newport Girls High School in the state sector and Haberdasher's Adams Grammar School.
  • A selection of superb independent schooling may be found in Shropshire to include Shrewsbury School, Wrekin College, Shrewsbury High School amongst others.
  • Newport is well placed for commuting with links to the M54 and M6. Direct travel to London may be found at Stafford station approximately 14 miles, with trains to Euston taking approximately 1 hour and 17 minutes.
  • Provost's House reveals over 800 years of English Heritage on a site that was first developed by Earl Rogier de Montgomerie who held the position of Vassal in the Court of William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.

Additional information

  • Adjacent to the main house is a cottage of the same style as the original house of red sandstone with imposing battlements. The cottage is perfect accommodation for family, holiday lets or even office use. Accommodation comprises of a galley
  • kitchen with fitted worktops and cupboards leading into a sitting room. The stairs rise to a galleried landing, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms, one of which includes a dressing room.
  • Provost's House stands in a generous plot of approximately 2.92 Acres (1.18 Hectares) of beautifully planned formal gardens combined with wonderful open lawned areas and open space for children to enjoy exploring and playing in.
  • Years of care and attention have gone into the planning of this wonderful garden with pathways leading you into different areas providing an interesting and eclectic mix of lawns, mature borders and feature trees
  • including spruce, yew, cedars, firs, holly and cypress. The mature borders feature multiple varieties of flowering shrubs, magnificent magnolias and rhododendrons.
  • There is a stunning red brick walled garden containing a large swimming pool measuring 40ft x 20ft overlooked by a summer house. The summer house features a games room, shower room and the pump room for the swimming pool. This is the perfect area for families to enjoy a private space and also for garden parties. A gate from the walled garden leads to a hidden orchard with mature apple and plum trees and box hedging. Although the house is positioned in the village of Edgmond, the gardens provide total privacy with space that has been intelligently designed to make the most of the landscape.
  • Provost's House is thought to be the oldest continuously occupied house in Shropshire. Built and occupied by the Monks of Shrewsbury Abbey (who also built the Church), the house became the rectory until the beginning of the 20th Century. The beautifully symmetrical Georgian garden front was added by the Piggott family in the mid 1700's and the building in front of the main house served as the laundry and parish rooms from the early 19th Century but has since been considerable restructured and restored. The house was then re-modelled and updated in 1906 by the Woodard Foundation adding more accommodation to the south east. This later section was separated from the main house in the 1950's and is now Provost's Mews.
  • The house was listed in June 1959, Grade II*. There is a detailed account of how Provost's House has developed over the course of its history by The Architectural Research Group that can be made available on request. Mac Dowdy, emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge writes that it is as good an example of the additive tradition of English Architecture as one might find throughout the land.
  • Directions: The village of Edgmond is located close to the town of Newport, Shropshire. Travelling from Shrewsbury, head westbound on the B5062. This will lead you to the village of Edgmond. When you reach Harper Adams University, continue past the university entrance and then take the next right hand turn on to Longwithy Lane. At the end of the lane turn left onto Stackyard Lane, then the first right onto High Street. Continue along High Street and the turning to Provost's House is on the right hand side directly after the church turning through the stone and yew hedge entrance. What3words: parkland.chariots.shackles
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold