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Elton Hall, Elton

Description: Elton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150210

OS Grid Reference: SO4579971053
OS Grid Coordinates: 345799, 271053
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3349, -2.7969

Location: Elton, County of Herefordshire SY8 2HQ

Locality: Elton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 2HQ

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Listing Text

SO 47 SE
4/31 Elton Hall

House. Cl7 or earlier origins, partly rebuilt and refronted mid-C18;
restored late C20. Part finely jointed handmade brick, part rubble;
partly hipped plain tiled roofs with two brick ridge stacks and large
brick end stacks with offsets. Two storeys, cellar and attic with
dormers; moulded timber eaves cornice to front elevation. Six bays;
there is a gable above the central two bays; windows on main floors all
have ogee-arched 12-pane sashes beneath cambered heads. There are four
C20 gabled dormers with 2-light casements and a C20 circular window within
the central gable. The central entrance is flanked by narrow 8-pane sashes
similarly detailed to the main windows. It has an open pediment, pilasters,
panelled reveals and soffit, a door with six raised and fielded panels and
a barred segmental fanlight. At the rear of the main front range are three
brick wings and a substantial rubble north-east wing possibly of Cl7 origin
and linked to the stables (qv) by a C20 single-storey addition. Interior:
there is an open well staircase with turned balusters and moulded and
wreathed handrail to the rear of the main block and also a small section of
C18 panelling in the entrance hall. There are recorded to be some Cl7 or
possibly medieval timbers surviving in the main building and the north-east
wing. The house formerly belonged to Andrew Knight, brother of Richard
Payne Knight, who built Downton Castle (qv) nearby. Andrew Knight was a
founder and, for 27 years, president of the Horticultural Society and he
experimented in raising new varieties of fruit at Elton. In 1809 he left
Elton to live at Downton Castle. (Country Life,XLii, 60, p 36-42; RCHM
Herefs, Vol III, p 57; BoE, p 127-8).

Listing NGR: SO4579971053

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Source: English Heritage

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