Wilfred Owen's Oswestry home 'could be listed'
The childhood home of World War I poet Wilfred Owen could be listed under a bid being considered by English Heritage.
The privately-owned Plas Wilmot, in Oswestry, was home to Owen until 1897, when he moved to Shrewsbury.
English Heritage said it would consider the "historic and architectural interest" required for listed status.
Oswestry Civic Society and the Wilfred Owen Association both said they were supporting the application.
English Heritage said that the Secretary of State would take the final decision, but acknowledged that the house held a special significance for the local community and admirers of Owen's work.
Owen died in November 1918 in the final days of World War I.
He is famous for poems such as Dulce Et Decorum Est and Anthem for Doomed Youth.
In March, planning permission was granted to build seven homes in the orchard and paddock at Plas Wilmot.