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Description: Stisted Hall
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116271
OS Grid Reference: TL7951224667
OS Grid Coordinates: 579512, 224667
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8916, 0.6073
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TL 7924 STISTED
7/254 Stisted Hall
Mansion, now a residential institution. 1823-5, by Henry Hakewill for Charles
Savill Onley (né Harvey). Gault brick in Flemish bond with stone dressings,
roofed with slate and lead. Rectangular plan with short entrance elevation to
W, long garden elevation to S, large service range to NE. 5 internal stacks
symmetrically arranged. 2 storeys and cellars. Ground floor, 2 outer
tripartite sashes of 4-12-4 lights with scalloped blind boxes, 2 inner sashes of
12 lights. First floor, 5 sashes of 12 lights with moulded stone architraves.
Much crown glass in large panes, meriting special care. Central double late C19
hardwood doors with moulded stone canopy on scrolled brackets. Central part of
elevation set back. Large tetrastyle Ionic portico with ceiling of transparent
corrugated plastic on web steel joists. Plain stone band. Dentilled stone
parapet, concealing roofs of shallow pitch. Garden elevation, 2:5:2 window
range. On the ground floor, outer tripartite sashes of 4-12-4 lights with
scalloped blind boxes, inner sashes of 12 lights of storey height. On the first
floor the left outer sash of 12 lights has a blind box, the other is missing.
Much crown glass. The middle part of the ground floor has been altered to stand
forward on a terrace raised on one step, with 3 stone steps to each window. The
entrance-hall has a painted wooden fireplace, 6 internal late C19 moulded
4-panel doors of polished hardwood in painted moulded architraves with carved
crestings, an original floor of limestone with inset squares of slate, and a
moulded plaster cornice. The SW 'Oak Room' has C19 oak panelling and a coved
ceiling. The dining-room, to the E of it, has walls of panelled plaster, 2
niches with shell heads, and a moulded plaster cornice. The next room to the E
has walls of panelled plaster and a moulded cornice with Greek key and
honeysuckle ornament. The SE room ('the Cedar Room') has panelled plaster
walls, 2 arched niches and a moulded plaster cornice, and a fireplace of green
marble, all late C19. The stair hall, N of the dining-room, has a branching
central stair with moulded stone treads, slender cast iron balusters of lotus
and scroll design, and wreathed handrails, 2 freestanding Ionic columns, a
curved rear wall with moulded plaster band, a cylindrical lantern with shallow
dome, and scrolled, coffered and moulded ceiling. Cellars with original
fittings. The house is illustrated as having a tented canopy on stanchions in
the position of the present S extension in Virtue's Picturesque Beauties of
Great Britain, 1832, 55, and Country Life (supplement, sale advertisement), 18
July 1914. The architectural supervision was by John Penrice of Colchester, to
a design by Henry Hakewill ( H.M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British
Architects, 1600-1840, 1978, 376 and 631). The Provisional List states that the
house is 'said to contain C16/17 panelling from Jenkin's Farmhouse', but the
only panelling found is C19, original to its present position.
Listing NGR: TL7951224667
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Source: English Heritage
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