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Gravenhunger Hall and Adjoining Outbuilding, Woore

Description: Gravenhunger Hall and Adjoining Outbuilding

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 260452

OS Grid Reference: SJ7372841873
OS Grid Coordinates: 373728, 341873
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9736, -2.3927

Location: Gravenhunger Lane, Woore, Shropshire CW3 9RF

Locality: Woore
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: CW3 9RF

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Listing Text


3/146 Gravenhunger Hall and
10.2.59 adjoining outbuilding
(formerly listed as
Gravenhunger Hall)

House. Mid-C17, partly rebuilt in the late C18 and extended in the
late C18 or early C19. Further late C19 alterations. Rendered timber
frame, partly refaced or rebuilt and extended in red brick. Plain
tile roofs, hipped over front block. C17 three-bay L-plan range with
c.1800 block to front. 2 storeys with earlier range at rear of 2 storeys
and gable-lit attic. Plinth with C19 moulded brick top, plat band and
deep eaves. Pair of integral lateral brick stacks at rear. 5 bays;
4-pane sashes with painted stone cills and lintels. Central late C19
half-glazed door with stained glass in rectangular overlight and stone
lintel. Left-hand return front with blocked first-floor window and
ground-floor late C19 canted bays Rear range: north gable with dentil
brick band at eaves level, central brick ridge stack, small integral
lateral brick stack and integral brick end stack to rear. 2-and 3-
light segmental-headed wooden casements to north. Late C19 gabled
porch. Late C19 or early C20 square bay between each block to north.
Two-storey C17 outbuilding adjoining house at right angles to rear; timber
framed but largely rebuilt in C19 brick, with plain tile roof. Gable
end has exposed C17 collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts and V-
struts. Brick ridge stack. Interior of house: surviving
internal framing in rear range including closely-spaced studs with middle
rail and main frame posts. Pairs of ovolo-moulded ceiling beams in
ground-floor rear rooms flanking stack. C17 oak winder stair-Chamfered
beams in rear bedrooms. Large open fireplace has early C19 surround
with moulded cornice. Other rear room with late C19 neo-Jacobean chimney-
piece. C18 oak 6-panelled doors. Entrance hall: modillion plaster
cornice and central ceiling rose. Left-hand ground-floor room: bolection-
moulded panelling (probably restored late C17 work) with dado rail and
moulded cornice. C19 fireplace with Minton tiles. Panelled doors
and shutters. Right-hand ground-floor front room: moulded and enriched
plaster cornice and soffit with vine trail. Central plaster ceiling
rose. Mid-to late C19 marble fireplace. Picture rail. Early C18
staircase: reordered, possibly introduced. 3 flights with landings
around rectangular well; open string with cut brackets, barleysugar balusters
(3 per tread) and ramped moulded handrail, slightly wreathed to square
C19 foot newel post with chamfered corners and broach top. Other newels
formed by balusters. C17 or C18 plank and muntin door to attic.

Listing NGR: SJ7372841873

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Source: English Heritage

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