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Aston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aston upon Trent, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8584 / 52°51'30"N

Longitude: -1.3851 / 1°23'6"W

OS Eastings: 441498

OS Northings: 329170

OS Grid: SK414291

Mapcode National: GBR 7H2.YCP

Mapcode Global: WHDH7.PFM0

Entry Name: Aston Hall

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82994

Location: Aston upon Trent, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Aston upon Trent

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Aston-on-Trent All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 42 NW PARISH OF ASTON-UPON-TRENT SHARDLOW ROAD
4/9 (South Side)
10.11.67 Aston Hall
GV II*
Small country house, now part of hospital. 1735, built for
Robert Holden, with early C19 alterations and with large early
C19 addition which was in turn altered in 1907 by Edward Holden,
also with minor C20 additions and alterations. Painted red
brick with hipped plain tile roofs and rendered side wall and
ridge stacks. Early C18 part has gauged brick and stone
dressings, stone plinth, stone plain first floor band and
similar band at first floor sill level, also with moulded stone
cornice and low parapets. Later part has brick or painted stone
dressings, brick first and second floor bands, dentilled eaves
to east and north and wide bracketed eaves to west front.
Irregular plan. Early C18 house, five bays by three bays and
three storeys, the remainder three storeys plus attics. East
front of early C18 house has slightly advanced central bay.
Ground floor has large C19 bays with full height; pilastered
tripartite openings plus sashes to either side of projecting,
glazed conservatory. Above, central bay has an early C18
moulded Venetian window with glazing bar sashes and to either
side there are pairs of glazing bar sashes below flat gauged
brick arches with stone keyblocks. Similar smaller windows over
to sides and a central glazing bar sash in moulded stone
surround with corniced keystone flanked by smaller sashes in
raised surrounds with keystones. Attached to north is a
recessed early C19 four bay wing with later additions all along
the ground floor and glazing bar sashes below rusticated wedge
lintels to first and second floors, also with three later roof
dormers. North elevation has segment headed windows to ground
and first floors, and flat headed 2-light windows above. West
elevation of early C18 house similar to eastern one except for a
central Ionic columned porch flanked by pairs of glazing bar
sashes below gauged brick arches with stone keyblocks, to ground
floor. Projecting additions to north have two storey c1907 bay
windows with leaded cross windows and bracketed cornices.
Interior has numerous early C18 features including early C18
panelling with carved overdoors in the hall, bolection moulded
fireplaces and two original staircases. The main staircase has
knopped balusters with tapering columns, on vases with twisted
fluting, also a ramped moulded handrail with large wreath to
base and elaboratley carved cheekpieces. Dado panelling with
fluted pilasters on opposite wall. Back staircase has simple
knopped tapering column balusters, and ramped handrail. Most
original early C18 six panelled doors survive and attics have
three rooms with C17 panelling. First floor has central room
with early C18 panelling and cornice, and southern room with
good early C19 Adam style ceiling. Two similar early C19
plasterwork ceilings in north-west range and two good early C19
Adam style fireplaces, also two C18 fireplaces of coloured
marble with attached columns. Three C17 style overmantles, made
up of assorted C17 pieces of carving and good quality early C20
fittings in remodelled wing.


Listing NGR: SK4149829170

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