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Description: Hadzor Hall
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 147716
OS Grid Reference: SO9153262550
OS Grid Coordinates: 391532, 262550
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2611, -2.1255
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SO 96 SW
3/40 (14/2B) Hadzor Hall (formerly
listed as Hadzor House)
Shown on OS map as St Richard's College.
Country house in landscaped park, now used partly as company headquarters.
Built c1779, refaced and extended in 1827 by Matthew Habershon with additional
mid-C20 alterations and additions. Stucco with hipped slate roofs. Three
storeys and cellar with sill band to ground and first floors and dentilled
eaves cornice beneath blocking course. Greek Revival style. North-west
entrance elevation: seven bays, the central three bays break forward slightly
and are pedimented; all windows have moulded architraves and the lower two
floors have moulded cornices above windows; ground-floor windows are tall 4-
pane sashes, the first floor has 12-pane sashes, and the second floor has 2-
light casements; from the three central bays projects a tetrastyle, Greek Doric
portico and, within the latter, the central entrance has a moulded architrave
and cornice, a 6-panelled door, a transom light and narrow side lights. Two-
storey addition to left side elevation has a first-floor sill band, moulded
eaves cornice, a first-floor 12-pane sash window and a pair of glazed double
doors on the ground floor. South-west garden elevation: five bays of which
the central three break forward and have Ionic pilasters dividing the bays of
the upper two floors with an entablature and blocking course above; windows
have moulded architraves and outer ground-floor and first-floor windows have
moulded cornices; outer ground-floor windows are tall 15-pane sashes, central
ground-and first-floor windows are 12-pane sashes, second-floor windows are
single-hung sashes, 6-pane in the outer bays and 9-pane in the central part;
central entrance has moulded architrave and glazed double doors. The C19
additions include a tall domed bell tower at the rear; square plan with
clasping pilasters, four storeys, the belfry being situated above a string
which is the continuation of the moulded cornice of the main house. The
south-east elevation has a 12-pane sash window on the second floor and single-
hung 6-pane sash on the third floor with a cast iron balcony; the belfry has
semi-circular headed windows in each elevation with impost bands continuing
to corner pilasters; above is a moulded cornice, urn finials surmounting the
pilasters and the dome has a raised central section supporting a dragon weather-
vane. Interior: entrance hall has an open well staircase with ornate cast iron
balustrade. The main ground floor rooms are noted for their elaborate moulded
ceilings. The house was the seat of the Galton family. An imposing building
with some interesting early C19 features.
Listing NGR: SO9153262550
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Source: English Heritage
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