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Gatehouse and Attached Courtyard Walls at Hamstall Hall, Hamstall Ridware

Description: Gatehouse and Attached Courtyard Walls at Hamstall Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 February 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 272876

OS Grid Reference: SK1048219424
OS Grid Coordinates: 410482, 319424
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7723, -1.8461

Location: Blithbury Road, Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire WS15 3RS

Locality: Hamstall Ridware
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS15 3RS

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Listing Text

SK 1019-1119 east side)

Gatehouse and attached
12/30 courtyard walls at
Hamstall Hall (formerly
27.2.64 listed as Gateway at
Hamstall Hall)


Gatehouse and walls. Late C16. Red brick (English bond) with ashlar
quoins and dressings. A pair of octagonal turrets, each with ogee-
moulded cornice and stone dome, flank a rusticated semi-circular gate
arch with raised key and strapwork parapet. Each turret has an inserted
2-light chamfer-mullioned window with straight hood mould looking towards
the gateway approach. To the rear of each turret is a Tudor-arch doorway
with sunken spandrels. Attached lengths of coped walling enclose the
north-east and north-west sides of the main courtyard at Hamstall Hall
(q.v.). The gatehouse is in the centre of the north-west wall. The
north-east wall is terminated at the south-east end by a tower (q.v.).
Adjacent to the tower are indications of former buildings ranged along
the inside of the walls. These include the remains of 2 early C16
windows, a bay window of 3 and the other of 4 light, both with basket-
arch lights and ogee-moulded mullions and surrounds. Interior. Nesting
boxes have been cut out of the walls to convert the gate turrets to
dovecotes. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. I.M. Ferris, 'A Survey of Hamstall
Hall, Staffordshire' South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions
vol. XXVI (1984-5) pp. 44-75.

Listing NGR: SK1048419424

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Source: English Heritage

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