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Rudhall House, Weston under Penyard

Description: Rudhall House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 155460

OS Grid Reference: SO6254425383
OS Grid Coordinates: 362544, 225383
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9257, -2.5461

Location: Ross Rural, 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

2/49 Rudhall House (that part
in Ross Rural CP, formerly
listed under Brampton
Abbotts 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, extended
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 right; 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 (-light
window and 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 C16 and
C17 features, inserted ceiling in former hall with decorative ribbing and pendants;
section of linenfold type panelling to north side and C17 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 over-
mantel 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 cross-
ing 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: SO6254625381

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Source: English Heritage

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