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Description: Betton Strange Hall (Flats Number 1-18)
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259707
OS Grid Reference: SJ5091509316
OS Grid Coordinates: 350915, 309316
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6793, -2.7274
BERRINGTON C.P. BETTON STRANGE
SJ 50 NW
3/53 Betton Strange Hall
- (Flats Nos. 1-18)
Country house, now divided. Mid-C19 with late C19 remodelling.
Painted render, lined as ashlar, with grey sandstone ashlar dressings;
hipped slate roofs. Irregular L-plan; remodelled in a Queen Anne
Revival style. 2 storeys and attic with projecting 3-storey wings.
Second floor cill band to wings, stone and wooden dentil eaves
cornice; 5 eaves dormers to centre block with wooden 2-light; case-
ments and alternating segmental and triangular pediments, and 5
eaves dormers to rear with triangular pediments; external brick
stack to front of right-hand wing, 4 brick stacks to centre block,
and 4 brick stacks to left-hand block and service wing extending to
rear. 2:5:2 bays, 4-pane and glazing bar sashes with moulded
architraves, segmental-headed to ground-floor in central 5 bays; 2
blank ground-floor bays to right; central pair of 3-panelled doors
with glazed overlight under segmental head; central late Cl9 five-
bay ashlar loggia with square end piers, Tuscan columns supporting
moulded cornice, and panelled parapet with globe finials above the
centre of each arch. 3-bay right-hand return front with 2-storey
canted hipped-roofed bay, and 7-bay left-hand return front; late C19
square ashlar bay with balcony above at rear. Interior not
inspected but noted as having entrance hall with late C19 three-bay
screen leading to staircase hall containing late C19 three-flight
square well staircase with open string, chamfered stick balusters,
wreathed and ramped moulded handrail, curtail,and fluted columnular
newel post; ground floor room to east noted as having a late C19
round-arched fireplace. The Church of St. Margaret (q.v.) of 1858
stands in the grounds and may be contemporary with the earliest parts
of the house.
Listing NGR: SJ5091509316
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Source: English Heritage
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