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Fisherwick Hall Farmhouse and Attached Former Coach House and Stable Block, Fisherwick

Description: Fisherwick Hall Farmhouse and Attached Former Coach House and Stable Block

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 272581

OS Grid Reference: SK1742009832
OS Grid Coordinates: 417420, 309832
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6859, -1.7437

Location: Fisherwick, Staffordshire WS13 8QQ

Locality: Fisherwick
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS13 8QQ

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Listing Text


7/92 Fisherwick Hall Farmhouse
and attached former coach
house and stable block
- II

Former coach house, stables and accommodation for grooms. Circa 1770
by Lancelot "Capability" Brown for Lord Donegal, partly remodelled circa
1810 probably by John Buonarotti Papworth for Lord Spencer. Red brick
with ashlar plinth, sill bands and eaves cornice; slate roofs; brick
ridge stack and rendered off-ridge and integral end stacks. Roughly
Z-shaped plan; the former stable range is aligned north-east/south-west
facing south-east and is linked to the present farmhouse range, which is
on the same alignment, by the former coach house range aligned north-west/
south-east facing south-west; the coach house and stable ranges define
two sides of a courtyard to the south-west. Farmhouse: south-east front:
painted white;2 storeys with moulded plinth and eaves cornice; 2:2:2 bays,
central pedimented break and slightly lower flanking wings, there is a slim
buttress to each extremity, glazing bar sashes with raised keystones and
sill bands, the lower band is moulded, some of the windows were inserted
circa 1810 but may be reused from Fisherwick Hall (demolished). The
central break has a central C20 glazed door flanked by windows of circa
1810, door and windows are set within blocked semi-circular arches with
heavy keystones; windows of circa 1810 to the ground floor of the right
hand wing where they interrupt the sill band, and to the left hand wing,
first floor right, there were four ground floor windows to the left hand
wing, 3 are blocked, a C20 door to the right of centre occupies the
position of the fourth, the head of which survives as an over-light to
the door. Courtyard elevations: coach house range to the right, stable
range at right angles to the left. Coach house range: 2 storeys with
loft band and moulded eaves cornice; 4:1:4 bays, central pedimented break
with rusticated ashlar to the ground floor and central carriage entrance,
above the entrance is a blind semi-circular arch containing a lunette,
the pediment contains a roundel with moulded edge, formerly a clock. To
each side of the central break are-segmental carriage arches springing from
an impost band, the arches have gauged brick heads, square loft openings
with stone sills and gauged heads. Stable range: 2 storeys with moulded
eaves cornice; 10 bays, blocked semi-circular ground floor arches, which
spring from an impost band contain inserted doors and windows, square loft
windows with gauged heads. The stables and coach house formerly served
Fisherwick Hall which was built by Brown between 1766 and 1774 and
demolished circa 1810. Colvin, p. 102 and p. 440.

Listing NGR: SK1742009832

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Source: English Heritage

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