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Description: Upper Wyhall
Date Listed: 18 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 155475
OS Grid Reference: SO5968920745
OS Grid Coordinates: 359689, 220745
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8838, -2.5871
WALFORD CP -
SO 52 SE
4/64 Upper Wythall
House. C16 and early C17 with possible C15 remains. Timber-framing and
sandstone rubble with tile roofs. Irregular plan with taller early C17
block at east end. Earlier part, adjoining to south, has recessed
centre with two gabled cross-wings. Framing exposed on north side. Eastern
range, of two storeys with attic, has two gables with a gabled stair tower
projecting fowards between them. This is close-studded with straight tension
braces, has a tall stair window, and a gabled garderobe jettied on two sides
at attic level. The exposed trusses have V-struts above collar. Under the
right-hand gable is a single-storey porch re-assembled from old material,
including timber posts carved with columnsand jetty brackets, stone Tuscan
columns and a stone shield of arms. Stone chimney stack near centre of range.
The western part of the house is of two storeys and is framed in square
panels. The western cross-wing projects forwards further and has a late
C17 stone lean-to against its left-hand return wall. The present doorway
to the recessed centre is to the left of this lean-to. Chimney to left of
recessed centre. The west wall of the wing has the exposed end of a main
ceiling joist lodged on a rail, suggesting that it may be an insertion.
The rear wall of the east range is underbuilt with stone on the ground floor
and rendered above. It has timber cross-windows. The rear wall of the west
range is entirely clad with stone. Interior: the east range has some exposed
ovolo-moulded and stopped beams. The western rear room is lined with early
C17 square panelling with a decorated frieze and has a fireplace with bolection
moulded surround and Bristol Delft tiles: The eastern room has early C18
raised and fielded panels with dado rail. The spiral stair is of oak. On
the first floor the eastern room has plaster vine scroll frieze. An early
C17 oak overmantel has two arched panels and carved figures. The eastern
cross-wing of the western range is heated by a wide stone fireplace. A
blocked doorway with canted head in a cupboard beside the fireplace suggests
that it may occupy a former cross-passage and that the east cross-wing may
be rebuilt or extended. The first floor has been removed from the central
hall of this range. The two western principal posts have chamfer stops on
each side of the empty mortices for the main floor joists, suggesting that
the hall was always ceiled. However, the upper part of the eastern truss,
which has V-struts above a collar, appears to be smoke-blackened. The western
cross-wing is independently framed.
Listing NGR: SO5968920745
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Source: English Heritage
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