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Description: Walford Hall and Garden Wall Attached to Rear Right Corner
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260734
OS Grid Reference: SJ4353020595
OS Grid Coordinates: 343530, 320595
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7800, -2.8386
BASCHURCH C.P. WALFORD
SJ 42 SW
15/34 Walford Hall and garden
- wall attached to rear
Small country house, now agricultural training college. Early C18, partly
remodelled in mid-C19 with later additions and alterations. Red brick;
slate roof. U-plan with eaves raised in C19. 3 storeys with C19 dentill-
ed cornices to gables. 2:2:2:2:2 bays with original arrangement interrupt-
ed by 2-storey mid-C19 porch roughly to centre of middle range. Flush-
framed glazing bar sashes (some having original thick glazing bars) with
gauged heads and projecting stepped keystones; fourth from left on first
floor and third from right on ground floor blind and painted in imitation
and right on ground floor a dummy. Small C19 four-paned sashes to centre
range on second floor. Porch has flat roof with moulded stone entablature
and tripartite sash window on first floor; inner and outer Tudor arch-
ways with contemporary inner half-glazed double doors. Oval-shaped iron
discs to left gable on ground and first floors. Central axial red brick
ridge stack with 3 attached and rebated shafts and red brick stack in
roof slope to right with 4 attached and rebated shafts. Similar stacks
to rear. This is in 2:3:3:2 bays with glazing bar sashes like those to
front but gables project. Single-storey mid-C19 canted bay to middle
of centre range. Garden wall: attached to rear right corner of right
gable. Early C18. Red brick with ramped sandstone coping. Approximately
loom in length with bow projecting to north towards west end. Interior.
Central entrance hall has decorated plaster cornice and C19 ceiling.
Early C18 dog-leg staircase to left rising to second floor has moulded
wreathed handrail to bottom flight and carved floral decoration to tread
ends. 3 balusters to eachtread, one twisted, one fluted and one turned.
Panelled dado. Flight from first to second floor similar but has 3 turned
balusters to each tread. Rear left room on ground floor has late C17
or early C18 coffered plaster ceiling with rich variety of floral patterns,
some with pendants, to panels and mainly geometrical designs to beams.
Infilled fireplace with fluted pilastered surround is probably early C18.
Mid-C19 plaster ceiling similar to that in entrance hall to canted bay
Listing NGR: SJ4353020595
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Source: English Heritage
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