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Cofton Hall, Cofton Hackett

Description: Cofton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 156133

OS Grid Reference: SP0101575022
OS Grid Coordinates: 401015, 275022
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3732, -1.9865

Locality: Cofton Hackett
Local Authority: Bromsgrove District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B45 8BB

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Listing Text


2/82 Cofton Hall


- II*

Country house. C15, remodelled early C18 and c1796, the latter probably by
George Byfield for Robert Biddulph, with late C19 and mid-C20 alterations.
Timber-frame clad in ashlar and stuccoed brick with tile roofs. South-east
front: to right the medieval hall of one storey with two levels of windows,
each of two 2-light casements, this face restored mid-C20; later house to
right early C18, remodelled late C18, of three storeys with hipped tile roof;
parapet with moulded cornice, band to ground floor and sill band to first
floor; six windows (probably seven originally): glazing bar sashes, second
floor: 9-pane sashes; ground floor: tall glazing bar sashes, French casement
to left-hand corner, entrance to right of centre has portico of two Doric
columns with moulded cornice. Interior: hall has an eight-bay hammer-beam
roof, walls originally timber-framed, roof has arch-braces from hammer-beam
to collar with pentagonal bosses on collar, space above filled with pierced
tracery; brackets from wall-posts to hammer-beams are cusped with shields
at base. The unexecuted designs by George Byfield include "Principal Front
of Cofton Hall in the Present State". (BoE, p 123; VCH 3, p 54; Peter Reid,
[Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses, Volume II, Herefordshire,
Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, 1980, p 198; Howard Colvin,
A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 1978; Hereford
and Worcester Record Office BA 1635, unexecuted designs for George Byfield,
signed 1796).

Listing NGR: SP0101575022

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Source: English Heritage

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