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Description: Wigmore Hall
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150222
OS Grid Reference: SO4151268748
OS Grid Coordinates: 341512, 268748
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3137, -2.8594
WIGMORE CP A 4110 (west side)
SO 4068 - 4168
9/43 Wigmore Hall
House. C16, altered and extended C18, restored mid- to late C20. Timber-
framed with rendered infill on rubble base, painted brick walling at north
end; plain tiled roof, half-hipped at south end with large rubble stack to
east side of ridge. T-plan; original central block has small east wing
(probably once a porch) and a large chimney at south end. (Part of the
north-west block may date from this time). In the C18 the house was
extended by two framed bays to the south. The large north cross-wing is
a C20 addition, which may replace an older structure. Two storeys.
Framing: original part has close-set studding and a jettied first floor
on a moulded bressummer on the east side. The east wing has square panels
to the side elevations of ground floor and on first floor, short straight
braces in upper corners (also in lower corners on first floor); the first
floor is jettied on shaped brackets at the gable end and the collar and tie-
beam truss above is also slightly jettied, and has three struts to the
collar and a V-strut above. The C18 part consists of irregular rows of
rectangular panels, three and four from sill to wall-plate. A large gabled
half-dormer just south of the main chimney has a similar collar and tie-beam
truss to that in the east wing and is a later addition. Windows are all C20
leaded casements. East front elevation: original part has three 3-light
windows on the groud floor, and on the first floor is an oriel window with
a coved base, brattished sill and moulded cornice, and also another 3-light
window. Beneath the oriel window is the main entrance which has a C20 door.
The east wing to the left has a ground floor oriel window with a moulded sill
and a 3-light first floor window. There are single-light windows on both
floors of the side elevations, The C18 part has a 2-light and a 3-light
basement window (to accommodate the change in ground levels), two 3-light
ground floor windows and the gabled half-dormer has a 5-light window. The
C20 cross-wing gable end to the right has two 2-light windows and a single-
light window on the ground floor and a 3-light first floor window. Interior:
there is some Cl7 re-used panelling in the ground floor room at the south end
and also a fireback (possibly Cl7) in the fireplace. The ground floor room
of the east wing is said to have some C16 wall-paintings now concealed beneath
C20 panelling. (RCHM, Herefs, III, p 209, item 4: BoE, p 321).
Listing NGR: SO4151268748
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