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Wolverley House, Wolverley and Cookley

Description: Wolverley House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 157141

OS Grid Reference: SO8301779619
OS Grid Coordinates: 383017, 279619
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4143, -2.2511

Location: 1 Lucas Buildings, Wolverley DY11 5XD

Locality: Wolverley and Cookley
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY11 5XD

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Listing Text

SO 87 NW
6/149 Wolverley House
Shown on OS as Knight House.
Country house, now flats. Mid-C18 with some mid-C20 extensions and late
C20 alterations. Brick with stone dressings and tile roof. Entrance (west)
front: three storeys, brick coped parapet, modillioned stone cornice, stone
coped verges, ashlar quoins. Seven windows: 15-pane sashes under rubbed
brick heads with keystones and stone sills. Second floor with 6-pane sashes.
Central entrance has stone doorcase with engaged Droic columns and pediment.
A contemporary service wing to left extended forwards in mid-C20, to right
a wing of 1930s. Garden (east) front: three storeys, central break forward
pedimented, modillioned stone eaves cornice, ashlar quoins to corners. Two
plus one plus two windows: central window Venetian with stone architrave,
flanking windows with stone architraves and consoles to stone sills. All
are 15-pane sashes. Second floor with 6-pane sashes with a central Diocletian
window. Central entrance in Venetian pattern. Projecting wings on each side
with three semi-circular headed niches. Interior: staircase has iron twist
balusters and carved tread ends. (BoE, p 292; Reid, P: Burke's and Savills
Guide to Country Houses, Volume II, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire,
Worcestershire, 1980, p 214).

Listing NGR: SO8301779619

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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