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Pillaton Old Hall, Penkridge

Description: Pillaton Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 271726

OS Grid Reference: SJ9424112940
OS Grid Coordinates: 394241, 312940
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7141, -2.0867

Location: Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5RZ

Locality: Penkridge
Local Authority: South Staffordshire District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST19 5RZ

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

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Listing Text


6/77 Pillaton Old Hall
(Previously listed as
16.5.53 'Pillaton Old Hall with


Gatehouse range and chapel. Early C16 with chapel of 1488, alterations
of 1706, restored 1888. Red brick (English bond) with ashlar plinth,
dressings and chapel; plain tile roof; brick ridge stack and integral
end stacks with paired octagonal shafts. Surviving range of a former
quadrangular house; aligned east-west with 2-bay chapel to the east
on the same alignment but projecting north, and a wing of c.1980 project-
ing from the west end of the south front and aligned north-south.
North Front: Chapel to the left, and set-back gatehouse range to the
right. Chapel: Single-storey left hand bay and 2-storey right hand
bay, buttresses to each angle and to centre, crenellated parapet;
mullioned windows to the right with cinquefoil arched lights with
sunken spandrels beneath a square head, the lower has 3 lights, the
upper 4 lights and a returned hood mould, the left hand window is tall
and transomed consisting of 3 upper and 3 lower lights all with cinque-
foiled heads and sunken spandrels, returned hood mould. Gatehouse
Range: 2 storeys and 3-storey gatehouse to left of centre approached
by bridge (q.v.) with circular domed angle turrets on V-shaped
buttresses; 1:2:3 windows, C19 windows of 5 transomed lights in C16
openings to ground floor and to first floor left, the others are C19
cross windows in C18 openings with segmental heads, mullions and transoms
are ovolo-moulded; Tudor gate arch with battened doors; gatehouse and
right hand range have a moulded cornice, left hand range has a crenella-
ted parapet, rainwater head to gatehouse dated 1706. South front:
Chapel set-back to right, gatehouse range to left, its left hand bay
obscured by the extension wing of c.1980. Gatehouse range: 2 storeys
and 3-storey gatehouse to right of centre with circular angle turrets
on V-shaped buttresses; 2:2:1 windows, C19 windows of 3 transomed
lights in C16 openings, the gatehouse has C19 cross windows in C18
openings with segmental heads; gatehouse has Tudor gateway arch,
second floor band, moulded cornice probably contemporary with rainwater
head dated 1706. Chapel: Paired squints to ground and first floor
right of centre; C19 wooden 2-storey porch to left. East end: East
window of 4 upper and 4 lower lights, all windows have cinquefoil headed
lights under a flat arch with returned hood mould; parapet
stepped up to centre and crowned by a cross. Base of a former garderobe
serving the west range to the south of the chapel linked by short length
of wall approximately 10 feet long. Interior: Gatehouse range has
timber framed partition walls, a wooden newel staircase on the west side
of the gatehouse, a sandstone fireplace with Tudor arch, recased in the
C19 . Chapel: Western gallery; C19 roof of low pitch with moulded
purlins and rafters; C15 stone font with trefoil headed arcading.
Stained glass: East and north-east window of c.1888. Pillaton Old
Hall was formerly surrounded by a moat, this survives to the north and
east. A chimney stack (q.v.)survives from the former east and south

Listing NGR: SJ9424112940

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Source: English Heritage

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