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Description: Whittington Hall
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182501
OS Grid Reference: SD5962976250
OS Grid Coordinates: 359629, 476250
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1804, -2.6200
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SD 57 NE
1/201 Whittington Hall
Country house, 1831-36 by George Webster, on site of earlier house.
Sandstone rubble with slate roof. South facade is a symmetrical
composition in a Jacobethan style 2 storeys with attics. Windows
mullioned and transomed. On each side of the central porch is a 6-light
ground-floor window with a cross window above. To each side 2 bays project
forwards. The inner ones have 2-storey canted bay windows with embattled
parapets. Above them, under a gable, is a stepped mullioned window. The
outer bays are set back slightly and have cross windows on the ground and
first floors and 2-light mullioned attic windows beneath smaller gables.
The porch has octagonal corner turrets, a 6-light first floor window
projecting as an oriel, and a stepped mullioned attic window under a
gable. The door has a moulded Tudor-arched surround with a plaque over
carved with a shield of arms. Above each storey there is a string course.
The gables have copings with ball finials. To the left of the porch a
tower is visible towards the rear of the building,, of 3 storeys with an
embattled parapet and an octagonal corner turret. The east facade has a
single-storey porch with Tudor-arched doorway between the gable of the
front range and a second gabled projection. Set back to the right are 3
bays which aresaid to incorporate masonry from an earlier house. On the
east and south sides there is a raised terrance, with 2 pairs of gatepiers
and steps on the east side. On the south side the retaining wall contains
the carriage entrance to the house, at cellar level, which has a splayed
Tudor-arched surround. Inside, this doorway opens into a panelled lower
hallway which has twin curved flights of stairs leading to the upper hall.
The latter room has a fireplace said to be cl500. The drawing room and
dining room were remodelled in a Georgian style in the 1930s.
One of the better houses in the Jacobethan style by Webster, who was a
pioneer in its use. Copeland, B.M., Whittinqton, the Story of a Country
Estate, Maney & Son, 1981.
Listing NGR: SD5962976250
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Source: English Heritage
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