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Brereton Hall, Brereton and Ravenhill

Description: Brereton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 271274

OS Grid Reference: SK0552116162
OS Grid Coordinates: 405521, 316162
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7431, -1.9196

Locality: Brereton and Ravenhill
Local Authority: Cannock Chase District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS15 1EE

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


4/56 Nos 179 and 181
(Brereton Hall incorporating
Lane Ends)

The grade and the description shall be amended to read


682-/4/56 Nos 179 and 181
10.06.85 Brereton Hall


The last sentence of the description shall be deleted.

The following shall be added:

Room to left of entrance with traces of painted plaster ceiling and a frieze of mural paintings
dating to the late C16 and depicting the Roman Emperors. The latter is an extremely rare
and important survival which was discovered during the winter of 1993 and since restored.



SK 01 NE 4/56 Nos 179 and 181
(Brereton Hall incorporating
II Lane Ends)

Large house, originally c17 manor house but extensively altered c.1795 and subdivided
into 2 dwellings soon after 1812. Yellow brick facing original stone, plain stone cills
and lintels, moulded stone eaves cornice on front, hipped slate roof. 4 ridge and one
range end chimney stacks. 11 bays, 3 storeys with some irregularity of level and
spacing. Single storey enclosed early c19 entrance porch added, fourth bay from left
end of front: stone, engaged Tuscan half columns with entablature over doorway, radial
fanlight, 6 panelled door. Oval windows with cast iron radial frames in side walls of
porch. Lane Ends (4 RH bays) has plain doorway behind single storey open fronted
porch. Horned sashes on all floors. Irregular rear elevation with 2 parallel 3 storey
wings projecting from centre of main range and 2 storey wing to right. Mostly cast iron
frame casements with glazing bars. Interior has oak staircase with slender turned newels,
moulded handrail and square section balusters. Ceiling beams, mainly encased, but 2 c17
moulded beams in ground floor room to right of Brereton Hall entrance. Room to left
of entrance has decorated plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: SK0552116162

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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