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Description: Wallsworth Hall
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 134239
OS Grid Reference: SO8411523003
OS Grid Coordinates: 384115, 223003
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9053, -2.2323
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SO 82 SW
5/119 Wallsworth Hall
Country house. Reputedly built 1753, altered and extended c19 and
C20. Brick with limestone dressings, slate roof, brick stacks.
Rectangular main body with C19 extensions at rear; the whole now
forming a u-shaped plan. C20 lean-tos rear right of C18 main body
not of special interest. Facade largely as built: 2½ storeys with
flat-chamfered quoins, 3:3:3 windowed; 15-pane sashes to ground
floor, 12-pane sashes to first floor, all with wide glazing bars
and limestone keystones, moulded lugged architraves to windows
lighting central section, central first floor window with
pulvinated frieze, 3 bullseye windows with moulded surrounds and
glazing bars above, central window keyed, stone balustrade with
pedestals with ball finials at either end, brick parapet either
side with short sections of balustrading, interrupted-by two C19
dormers with 9-pane sashes within moulded architraves splayed at
bottom, enriched frieze and triangular pediments with dragon's head
crests within pediments. Central fielded 10-panel door within
portico with rusticated Roman Doric columns, enriched frieze,
triangular pediment above with dripping icicle decoration
(unfinished) and flattened dentil decoration. South front: double
C19 glazed doors within C18 portico with rusticated square
columns, segmental pediment with cartouche, C19 bay window far
right, heraldic shield with dragon's head crest and motto
/Synar/Duhun/ above. Three-light carved bay left. C19 extension
left lit by 6-pane sashes within moulded architraves, splayed out
at bottom and keystones. C19 extension at rear lit by C19
segmental-headed casements, some within moulded architraves, some
with keystones C19 mansard roof, square tower off-centre right with
bullseye windows flanked by pilasters with foliate brackets forming
capitals, pointed pyramidal leaded roof with finial. Interior: C18
fireplace in front right-hand room. Very fine C18 mahogany
staircase with twisted balusters moulded under treads and shaped
dado. Owned by Walter Wilkins (later de Winton) in 1803 (q.v.
monument in Sandhurst Church), still owned by the de Winton family
in 1879. Subsequently owned by the Dorrington family. Interior
not accessible. D. Verey (The Buildings of-England: The Vale and
the Forest of Dean, 1980).
Listing NGR: SO8411523003
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Source: English Heritage
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