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Latitude: 52.0819 / 52°4'54"N
Longitude: -2.2268 / 2°13'36"W
OS Eastings: 384557
OS Northings: 242643
OS Grid: SO845426
Mapcode National: GBR 1HH.FVM
Mapcode Global: VH936.CX5W
Entry Name: Severn End
Listing Date: 11 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098805
English Heritage Legacy ID: 153243
Location: Hanley Castle, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8
District: Malvern Hills
Parish: Hanley Castle
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
HANLEY CASTLE CP -
SO 84 SW
3/102 Severn End
Country house. Rebuilt after fire in 1896 as replica of house of C16 and
C17, with possible medieval remains, incorporating some late C17 additions
which survived the fire. Timber-framing and brick with tile roofs. Main
range forms west side of courtyard, with wing enclosing north and south sides.
Two storeys with attics. West front, facing garden, almost symmetrical and
of timber-framing. Centre of three gabled bays with two jetties and central
doorway with timber surround. To each side are one-bay links with attic
dormers to outer gabled wings which are close-studded. Chimneys to left
and right with diagonal shafts. The east side, facing the courtyard, is also
symmetrical and has three gabled bays. To each side of the centre bay,
which contains the doorway, are chimneys with clustered shafts. The north
and south wings were begun in 1673 and are of brick. Each has three shaped
gables, the central one with a segmental pediment and the outer ones with
triangular pediments. The north wing survived the fire in an almost complete
condition. Interior: North wing said to contain C17 stair and plaster ceiling.
Central range of house contains late C19 woodwork including overmantels.
The dining room ceiling is plastered in an Elizabethan style. The diaries
of Sir Nicholas Lechmere record building work at Severn End, including
construction of the wing in 1673. Reputed to be the location of Brinkley
Court in the Wooster Novels by P G Wodehouse. (VCH, p 92; Murphy, N T P:
In Search of Blandings, London, 1981, pp 206-207).
Listing NGR: SO8455742643
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