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Rudhall House (That Part in Brampton Abbotts Civil Parish, Weston under Penyard

Description: Rudhall House (That Part in Brampton Abbotts Civil Parish

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 154264

OS Grid Reference: SO6255225390
OS Grid Coordinates: 362552, 225390
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9258, -2.5460

Location: Weston under Penyard, County of Herefordshire HR9 7TL

Locality: Weston under Penyard
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 7TL

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Listing Text

SO 62 NW
4/5 Rudhall House (that part in
Brampton Abbotts CP; formerly
listed under Brampton Abbotts
25.2.66 CP)
Manor house. C14 core extensively remodelled during mid- to late C16 and
further remodelled and rebuilt after fire damage during C17, further late
C18 to early C19 alterations, C20 restoration. Timber-framed core with
sandstone rubble plinth largely refaced with sandstone rubble and brick
and partly rendered, squared and coursed sandstone rubble refacing to south
front, tiled roofs. Former hall and cross-wing aligned north/south with
cross-wing at south end now obscured by later additions, extending during
C16 to west at south end and further additions to north and to west of hall
range during C17, other additions to east of north end; main entrance toward
centre of west front of hall range, main axial stack to hall and further gable-
end stacks and lateral stack to south front. Two storeys with attics;
west front: hall range with forward (west) projecting wing to bight; hall
range. Three gables with decorative bargeboards and finials and 3-light
casement windows, two glazing bar sash windows to left and Venetian window
to ground floor only to right of early C17 two-storey stone porch, paired
Ionic pilasters with entablature to both storeys, and capped by Rudhall
crest flanked by strapwork and finials, 3-light window to upper floor,
elliptical headed doorway. Small stone turret of three stages with string
courses and parapet projects slightly at north-west corner of hall range;
projecting wing to right with jettied upper floor, three gables with
decorative bargeboards and finials and decorative tie-beams, three glazing
bar sash windows below gables each flanked by semi-circular headed niches,
and projecting slightly with panelled and coved soffit, one 4-light
mullioned window and one 3-light window set closely together to left of
similar central 4-light window add similar 3-light window to right. Close-
studded framing revealed to north front of west wing and to east gable end,
with decorative members to north front of west wing; framing of east gable
end reveals the differing stages of the roof-line. Interior: The smoke-
blackened C14 roof of the earlier hall remains largely intact and was
possibly of three bays, it retains pairs of cusped wind-braces and curved
braces to collar. The C16 roof of the west wing has chamfered members and
swept wind-braces. The interior retains many late C16 and C17 features,
inserted ceiling in former hall with decorative ribbing and pendants;
section of linenfold type panelling to north side and Cl7 panelling to
south, main staircase with robust turned balusters and square newels,
altered on return to landing on upper floor; C17 panelling with dolphin
frieze and elaborate overmantel to fireplace with two stages of three semi-
circular headed enriched arches in central room of west wing. Remaining
rooms retain fittings, chamfered and moulded ceiling beams and fragments
of panelling. There was probably originally a chapel at the west end of
the west wing; ceiling beams and the roof truss in this section reveal that
the building did extend further in this direction but the slender C19 shaft
supporting the higher part of the ceiling in the ground floor room is
probably C19. The house is situated on the crossing point of three parishes -
Brampton Abbotts CP, Weston under Penyard CP and Ross Rural CP. (RCHM Vol II,
p 24-25; BoE, p 81; Burke's and Saville's Guide to Country Houses, Vol II, 1980,
p 55).

Listing NGR: SO6255225390

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Source: English Heritage

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