Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

PinefieldThis house, which has been unoccupied for many years, has been the subject of much concern. Grade II listed, it was once occupied by the distinguished author Rev. D.H.S. Cranage*, curate of Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock.

I have been pursuing this over the past couple of years and, at last, it seems that a planning application has now been submitted to Shropshire Council. I understand that some information is still outstanding, so it may not be validated and publicised for a week or two. In view of the level of interest locally, I thought that advance notice might be of some assistance.

* Born on 10 October 1866, David Cranage was educated at King’s College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1897, he held curacies at Little Wenlock and Much Wenlock and was Secretary of the Cambridge University Local Lectures until his appointment as Dean of Norwich, a post he held for 19 years. He died on 22 October 1957. He is of special local importance, having written the authoritative work “An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire”.