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4 bedroom terraced house for sale
Silvers, 24 Church Hill, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire
- Porch, reception hall
- 3 reception rooms
- 4 double bedrooms
- Bathroom and shower room
- Impressive gardens including a Boules court
- Many period features including sash windows
- Gas central heating. On street car parking
Tenure: FreeholdLate 18th Century triple fronted 4 bedroom house with extensive south facing gardens of approximately 1/5th acre overlooking the Ironbridge Gorge.
A PIECE OF HISTORY
Dating back to 1794, this brick and stone four bedroom triple fronted house enjoys views over the Iron Bridge and the famous Severn Gorge. The house stands on land originally owned by one of the founders and pioneers of the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the Quaker ironmaster, Richard Reynolds.
Ironbridge became famous in 1779 when the world's first iron bridge was cast at nearby Coalbrookdale and constructed over the River Severn, from which the town derives its name. It is steeped in the industrial heritage of the area with local museums including the renowned Blists Hill Open Air Village at nearby Madeley forming part of the World Heritage Site which encompasses the Gorge.
The extensive south-facing terraced gardens at the rear are approximately 190 feet in length(around one fifth of an acre) and they were once part of Ironbridge's pleasure gardens and orchards which were visited by the 18th and 19th century tourists, who flocked from all over the country to see the famous bridge and the wonders of the Industrial Revolution throughout the Gorge. The land, used as a market garden last century, contains the ruins of one of two observatories which used to stand on the hill.
Church Hill is one of Ironbridge's premier streets and the house retains a wealth of original features from its conversion in Victorian times. These include: cast-iron and marble fireplaces in most rooms; original encaustic tiled hallway by Craven Dunnill of Jackfield, a tiled fireplace surround which is one of the last made at Maws Tileworks in Jackfield, a cast-iron window frame on the main landing and sash windows throughout.
The property occupies a delightful position in the Gorge approximately 250m from the town centre where there are local stores including a chemist, post office, newsagent, Eleys renowned pork pie/pastie ex butchers shop, coffee shops, restaurants to suit every palate, public transport and approximately 5 miles to the north is Telford Town Centre which offers an excellent range of shops and recreational facilities, together with the railway station with a connecting service to Birmingham and London and access to the M54 which links with the M6 giving access to Birmingham and Manchester International Airports. The Great Hay Golf Course and Country Club is some 4 miles distant.
The property offers further potential for improvements and conversion of rooms to provide extra ground floor accommodation ie the large cellars on the ground floor.
Separate access to a "wing" with two bedrooms and shower room offers potential for rental accommodation, granny flat or Bed and Breakfast use.
Potential summer house / studio in the grounds.
The lower terrace part of the extensive gardens have been securely fenced for dogs and children with right of way from the higher part of the gardens to Hodgebower and Lower Lodge field.
In addition to the front entance porch there is separate side access through a passageway adjoining the kitchen to the rear of the house and gardens beyond.
On street car parking space in front of the kitchen and further on street car parking further along Church Hill if required. Residents also qualify for two car parking permits in the car parks in Ironbridge.