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Chillington Hall, Brewood and Coven

Description: Chillington Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 271316

OS Grid Reference: SJ8636606776
OS Grid Coordinates: 386366, 306776
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6585, -2.2030

Location: Upper Avenue, Brewood WV8 1RE

Locality: Brewood and Coven
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WV8 1RE

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Listing Text

SJ 80 NE

4/11 Chillington Hall

- I

Country house. 2 main phases: S. elevation dated
1724 on lead drainpipe heads; perhaps by Francis Smith
of Warwick; E, elevation 1786-89 by Sir John Soane.
Red brick with ashlar dressings; plain tile roofs; brick
stacks. 4 ranges enclosing a roughly rectangular court-
yard. S. elevation: 3 storeys with moulded plinth, #
moulded cornice and balustraded parapet; rusticated
corner pilasters, that on the left links cornice and base
but that on right reaches only as high as 2nd floor window
sills and is level with the cornice of the W, elevation;
8 windows; glazing bar sashes with moulded surrounds and
raised key stones and aprons; fourth ground floor window
from right has a short flight of steps in front of it and
probably replaces a doorway. E, elevation: 2 storeys
and attic with plinth, moulded cornice and balustraded
parapet; 1:3:3:3:1 windows; 3 storey outer wings, that
to right with hipped roof; glazing bar sashes with
architrave surrounds and strainer arches above; ground
floor windows tall. Central half glazed door to Ionic
portico with pediment bearing the Giffard coat of arms,
approached by a flight of steps. Stable court to rear:
probably early C18; red brick; slate roof hipped to
north, pedimented to south. Main elevation to west 15
bays; cross casements with stone keys; classical
articulation to south gable end. Interior: The Morning
Room of 1724 has a decorative plaster ceiling with central
quatrefoil containing an allegorical female figure;
Staircase Hall: c1724 has an open well staircase with
turned balusters and richly carved tread ends; stucco
panels on the walls containing busts, heraldic stained
glass window of c1830 by John Freeth of Birmingham;
Entrance Hall: by Soane with screen of Ionic Columns,
enriched cornice and fireplaces; Saloon by Soane; oval
dome in centre with lantern, carried on segmental arches,
the Giffard crests are set in roundels on the pendentives.
The Giffard family has held Chillington since c118O.
Chillington Hall stands within a landscaped park complete
with lake, the creation of Capability Brown. Country Life,
Feb, 13th, 20th, 27th, 1948.

Listing NGR: SJ8636606776

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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