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Weston Hall and Service Wings to North and East, Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard

Description: Weston Hall and Service Wings to North and East

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 271611

OS Grid Reference: SJ8064010629
OS Grid Coordinates: 380640, 310629
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6930, -2.2879

Location: Shrewsbury Drive, Shifnal TF11 8LD

Locality: Blymhill and Weston-under-Lizard
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8LD

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Listing Text


4/43 Weston Hall and service
16.5.53 wings to North and East.


Country House, 1670s, attributed to Lady Wilbraham, with alterations and
additions of early, mid and late C19. Red brick and stone dressings; lead
roof invisible behind parapet; large, blind arcaded centre stacks. 'U'
shaped, C17 plan, open to North, court now filled in by additions. South
front of 1671, formerly entrance front; 3 storey on cellars 2-3-1-3-2 bays
of glazing bar sashes; central entrance, moulded plinth, stone bands at
first and second floor level; projecting bays to ends and centre with quoins,
rising at ends to open segmental pediment on cyma recta cornice with
acanthus enrichment and oeil-de-boeuf to tympanum; centre bay all of stone
taken flush to cornice and balustraded parapet running between pediments;
window surrounds of various designs in a symmetrical arrangement, moulded,
shouldered with keystone or cornice; enriched surround to french casement
doors with corbelled consoles to break angled cornice. East front:
Re-fronted as entrance mid C19, but retaining much C17 work. 3-3-3 bays
in glazing bar sashes; central entrance. Quoins to angles and centre
projection taken up to pediment with stone cartouche in tympanum; stone
bands (swan-necked at angles to match with other fronts) at first and
second floor levels; balustraded parapet run up to pediment; Hexastyle
porte cochère to width of centre projection in Tuscan columns with tetrastyle
central break to frieze, cornice and balustraded parapet; window surrounds
similar to South front; simpler with elliptical arch surrounds to outer
windows to ground and first floor of centre projection and rusticated ashlar
apron to upper window of centre bay; glazed double door with moulded surround.
West front: 1-1-1-3-1-1-1 in glazing bar sashes, three sided projecting stone
centre bay and centre side bays, the former probably mid C19, the latter more
likely C17; quoins to angles and projections, bands at first and second floor
levels, blocking course parapet, balustraded over projections; window surrounds
similar to East front. North front has pediments as South front and C19
service wings running North; further wing, stone faced, to South, of two
storey 7-2 bays, running East of entrance; projection at end, balustraded
parapet, 4 pane sashes, 3 with pedimented heads; brickwork and steeply pitched
roof visible to parallel C18 range on South side.
Interior: Entrance Hall: Roman Doric tetrastyle colonade to right of entrance,
pilastered surrounds to arched openings to stair hall. C20 frieze of egg and
dart, Acanthus and Anthemion. Stair Hall: Chequer pattern marble floor, Ionic
pilasters to entrance hall openings and arches to inner halls, corniced door
surrounds, coffered lower ceiling, C19 marble stair running against entrance
axis; open string scrolled under treads with three curtail steps to wrought
iron rinceau pattern balustrade with occasional lyre uprights; continued
as balustrade to landing; Ionic pilastered tripartite window over stairs and
Ionic colonade to landing. Tapestry Room: Mid C19 mixed Gothic and classical
cornice of trefoil and anthemion; fireplace mid C19 in marble; ram headed terms
to angles; inner surround of entwined flowers and egg and dart; Chimaera
to frieze, cornice, quadranted over terms. Drawing Room: 4 bay length sited
over entrance axis of C17 house; mid C19 dentilled and modillioned, patera
and egg and dart cornice implies apse to East end with Ionic pilasters below;
marble fireplace, pilastered surround and rinceau frieze to cornice. Library:
3 bay length painted and dragged walls to imitate wood; Corinthian colonade
to East and West, forming entrance passages bearing frieze and modillioned
cornice; marble fireplace, reeded surround to fleurons at angles; built-in
bookcases with key frieze.
Dining Hall: Re-modelled in C19 from two floors, 1-3-1 bays projecting
to centre, pedimented door heads, re-used dado and C20 plasterwork, mid
C19 fireplace, marble ,similar to Tapestry Room but larger: Lion terms,
Lyre and Dragon frieze. Cornice and architectonic overmantel of coloured
marbles with consoles to pilastered centre panel. Salons: Outer and
Inner formerly Billiard and Smoking Rooms, both late C19, arched screen
to Inner Hall, outer Salon with coved ceiling and glazed centre panels,
dentilled cornice; Fasci and Sphinx heads to combined fireplace and
pedimented mirror overmantel all in light relief, keyed, blind arched
surround, lyre panel over doors to inner Salon in Adamesque style
plasterwork, including arched recesses. C19 Breakfast Room and Apsidal
Music Room follow to North East of entrance to Service Wing. Extensive
cellars below main house, vaulted in brick, some sandstone walling;
Wine Room complete with 2 layers of arched brick bins.

Listing NGR: SJ8064010629

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Source: English Heritage

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