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Little Aston Hall, Shenstone

Description: Little Aston Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 272660

OS Grid Reference: SK0874300424
OS Grid Coordinates: 408743, 300424
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6015, -1.8723

Location: Lakeside, Shenstone, Staffordshire B74 3BF

Locality: Shenstone
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B74 3BF

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Listing Text

(south side)
Little Aston

8/47 Little Aston Hall
- II

Country house. Early C18, rebuilt c.1790 by James Wyatt and 1857-9
by Edward Payne for Colonel Swynfen Parker Jervis. Sandstone ashlar
rusticated and vermiculated to ground floor and quoins; flat roof on
cornice invisible behind balustraded parapets; massive corniced ashlar
side stacks. Large plan of central block and flanking pavilions in an
Italianate style. Entrance front: centre block of 3 storeys and 2,3,2
bays; top floor has glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds with segmental
heads and balustraded aprons; first floor has segmental pediment heads on
consoles to outer pairs of bays and semicircular shell heads to centre
trio, all with deep mullioned and transomed casements and balustered
aprons; ground floor again with mullioned and transomed windows with
keystone heads. Central single-storey, balustraded porch (almost a
porte cochere) with triglyph frieze and 6 columns to front, paired
at extremities; central entrance with part-glazed door. Flanking pavilions
of two storeys (almost to height of three) and three bays; round arch
plate glass sashes to first floor with fretted aprons; ground floor
mullioned and transomed windows with keyed heads. Plain side elevations
and garden elevation of very similar appearance to entrance side but
without the portico. Interior: the building is now divided into individual
units and much of the elaborate decorative scheme reset or removed.
The entrance hall remains intact with linenfold panelling up to ceiling
level and strapwork plaster ceiling. The staircase has been replaced.
S. Shaw, History of Staffordshire, ii, 1801, p.52 with engraving;
H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, London, 1978,
p.949; B.O.E., p.196 , pl.89.

Listing NGR: SK0874300424

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Source: English Heritage

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