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Description: Wood Hall
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221757
OS Grid Reference: TL6294497481
OS Grid Coordinates: 562944, 297481
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5508, 0.4018
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HILGAY WOOD HALL ROAD
TL 69 NW
House. Dated 1579, partly altered and rebuilt after fire of 1806, probably
by Humphry Repton. Brick with plain tiled roofs. E plan. North front of
2 storeys and attic. Central full height gabled porch projects as far as
cross wings to east and west. Porch entered through square doorway below
pediment. Engaged reeded and fluted clasping Ionic pilasters support
entablature at first floor which has initials and mottos in roundels and date
1579. Second floor with clasping reeded and fluted Tuscan pilasters to second
architrave. This floor with renewed 3-light cross casement window. 3 square
panelled pinacles stand on plinths at gable eaves and at apex. Renewed 3-
light cross casement in attic. 2 bays right and left of porch with string
course between floors and eaves cornice. Fenestration of cross casements.
The bays to the right rebuilt 1806. Gabled roof with 2 groups of polygonal
flued ridge stacks. Cross wings have polygonal corner turrets carrying 3
gable pinnacles. String courses at first floor. Ground floor windows of
5-light C19 cross casements below diamond studded friezes. First floor
windows similar but below pediments carrying engaged side and apex finials
and with tympana punched with roundels. 4-light attic cross casements. South
front of 2 storeys and attic. Composition revolves round central full height
gabled porch but symmetry disturbed by massive external stack to right and
elongated east cross wing. Main block with string courses at first floor
and below parapet. 4 3-light C19 cross casements in 2 bays left of porch
built 1806. One bay to right with one similar window each floor, next bay
with chimney breast carrying triple octagonal flue. West cross wing
substantially as those to north front but without pediment or frieze over
windows. Larger east cross wing gable and originally of same design but 2
storey canted bay window added 1806 with cross casements and strapwork parapet
enlivened by ball finials. Pinnacle at apex of gable missing. 2 gabled and
one flat C19 dormers in roof of main range. East and west facades each
characterised by 2 large external chimney breasts with multiple polygonal
flues. Interior retains closed string staircase with square strapwork newels
and turned balusters. Otherwise interior altered.
Listing NGR: TL6294497481
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Source: English Heritage
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