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Hewell Grange, Tutnall and Cobley

Description: Hewell Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 156208

OS Grid Reference: SP0067669010
OS Grid Coordinates: 400676, 269010
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3192, -1.9915

Location: Lakeside, Tutnall, Worcestershire B97 6QJ

Locality: Tutnall and Cobley
Local Authority: Bromsgrove District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B97 6QJ

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Listing Text


10/156 Hewell Grange


Country house, now Youth Custody Centre. 1884 - 1891 by G F Bodley and
T Garner for the Earl of Plymouth. Cheshire red sandstone with tile roof.
Main range aligned north-east/south-west with service range around court-
yard attached to west corner; main range E-plan to the two main fronts.
The exterior is Jacobethan, the interior Italianate. North-west (entrance)
front: three storeys with attics; central projecting porch of two storeys
with elaborate shaped parapet including statue in niche over semi-circular
plan oriel, flanked by paired Corinthian pilasters; ground floor open as
porte-cochere with, to front, similar paired pilasters flanking semi-
circular arch; projecting side ranges of similar form, each with a pair
of shaped gables and 2-light windows lighting attic, with pinnacles to
corners; floors defined by moulded strings; multi-light mullion
and transom windows to right-hand side range, left-hand range mostly stone
cross windows; main range has a balustrade with two gabled dormers and a
central shaped gable with 2-light window for attic; second floor has four
2-light casements and a central window of four lights; ground and first
floors each have two large multi-light stone mullion and transom windows;
service range to right is of one storey with attic lit by seven 2-light
windows arranged under five gables, the outer four shaped; ground floor:
six stone cross-windows flank central entrance which has stepped buttresses
and a Tudor arch to carriage entrance leading to courtyard. South-east
(garden) front: three storeys with attics; central porch three storeys high
has shaped gable with 4-light window; first floor has a 5-light window
flanked by two niches; projecting side ranges each have shaped gables with
2-light windows, 4-light windows to second floor; bay windows rise form
ground to first floor with flat roofs and elaborate parapets; at the angles
between side-ranges and main range, four-storey square-plan turrets with
pyramidal roofs and attics lit by gable dormers, pierced parapet, 4-light
windows to each floor; main range has four 4-light windows to ground and
first floor, 3-light windows to second floor; service range recessed to
left. The centre of the roof is crowned by an octagonal cupola of two
stages, with semi-circular headed windows to each side. Interior: main
entrance hall rises through two storeys and extends the full length of the
main range; at north-east end a three-bay arcade with marble pillars,
Corinthian capitals and semi-circular arches; to south-west end another
arcade, of six marble columns supporting an entablature with a central
semi-circular arch, the gallery above has a six-bay arcade; most of the
plaster cornice and panelling has survived; staircase approached from a
three-bay arcade is Jacobean in detailing, but on a large open-well plan;
walls of garden entrance have canvas hangings painted to resemble the
tapestries at Schonbrunn, Austria; a C18 Classical style bronze statue [from
the old house (qv)] stands in the entrance. Chapel (in porch): segmental
barrel vault of woodwork carved by Detmar Blow and Billerey; marble and
lapis lazuli paving by Farmer and Brindley (as is the rest of the marble-
work in the house). The former dressing room (south corner, first floor
main range) retains a tall frieze painted on canvas by Lady Paget, represent-
ing Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. Most of the principal ground and first
floor rooms retain their original chimney pieces and panelling. (BoE, p 276 -
277; Anon, Robert George Earl of Plymouth 1857 - 1923, 1932 (privately printed),
particularly pp 11 - 19, 27 - 30; CL, 15th August 1903, pp 240 - 247).

Listing NGR: SP0067669010

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Source: English Heritage

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