If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Overbury Village Hall
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 148578
OS Grid Reference: SO9582737483
OS Grid Coordinates: 395827, 237483
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0357, -2.0622
Explore more of the area around Overbury, Worcestershire at Explore Britain.
OVERBURY CP -
SO 9437 - 9537
9/125 Overbury Village Hall
Village hall. 1895-6 by Richard Norman Shaw for Robert Martin. Snecked
dressed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; machine-tiled roof with
overhanging bracketted eaves, gable-end parapets and ashlar ridge stack
with moulded capping. Cruciform plan with main range aligned north/south
and having small wings to west and east and also east porch. Single storey
with dormers and chamfered plinth. Windows all have leaded lights. Main east
elevation: main part to south of wing has a 6-light chamfered mullioned window
with a king mullion and transom on the right side of the porch. There are
three flat-roofed dormers with moulded cornices and 6-light wood mullioned
windows with a transom; the outer lights are canted. The east porch has a
shallow-pitched gabled lead roof with a segmental headed gable-end parapet,
each end of which is swept upwards and which is surmounted by a ball finial.
There is a moulded plinth and impost band and a wide round-headed moulded arch-
way interrupted by large alternating voussoirs in the manner of a Gibbs surround.
There is a small rectangular light in the left side of the porch. To the north
of the wing is a 2-light chamfered mullioned window and a doorway with a 4-
centred head. The east wing has a large 6-light chamfered mullioned window in
its gable end with a king mullion and a transom. On the lintel of the window
is written, "ERECTED BY ROBERT MARTIN IN THE YEAR 1896", and there is a blank
square datestone in the gable apex. At the south gable end is a central buttress
flanked by tall 3-light mullioned windows divided into nine lights by two transoms.
In the north gable end is a rectangular light and also a 6-light window similar
to those in the east elevation; above in the gable apex is a 4-light and a 2-light
mullioned window. (Saint, A: Richard Norman Shaw, London, 1976; BoE, p 233).
Listing NGR: SO9583137490
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.