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Sinai Park, Shobnall

Description: Sinai Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 273593

OS Grid Reference: SK2222123097
OS Grid Coordinates: 422221, 323097
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8050, -1.6718

Location: A38, Burton-on-Trent DE14 2BB

Locality: Shobnall
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE14 2BB

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Sinai Park Moated Site, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text

SK 22 SW
6/15 Sinai Park
- II*

Farmhouse. Possibly formerly a summer house for the abbots of Burton.
Early C16 carcass remodelled in the mid-C17 and late C19. Timber framed
on stone plinth with closely-spaced uprights (parts replaced by brick)
with diagonal struts to gables. Brick and lath and plaster infill panels;
brick and sandstone ashlar side stacks to the east; tiled roofs. Large
U-shaped plan, open to the south (the main prospect) with later additions
against the western limb. Probably formerly of hall and cross wings layout,
entered through a screens passage to the western side, but substantially
altered to take a central porch and upper storeys. The south front of the
central range is now of 2 storeys and approximately 2 bays largely of mid-
C17 construction (with many re-used timbers) with a large upper floor
canted slightly over the ground; 4 window openings remain to each floor
divided by a central 2-storey gabled porch refaced and set back beyond its
original line (the original dragon beams are visible) in the late C19; the
entrance framing has gone, but a 3-light C19 casement survives to the first
floor. The flanking wings are of 2 storeys and attic (lit by gabled dormers
on the courtyard sides) and 3 structural bays marked on the exterior by large
diagonal braces (except on the south-west gable) set under the wall-plate
and the ground-floor bressumer; the gables and first floor are slightly
canted; the end gables are lit by central 3-light casements possibly formerly
canted to the first floor; none of the fenestration on the courtyard eleva-
tions is original, dating from the late C19; 3 dormers and 3 ground-floor
openings restored but of authentic intention remain on the left and 2 dormers
and one first-floor opening to the right wing. Gabled additions, possibly
of the late C17 have been built up against the west wing. The east and north
sides have much rebuilding in brick. Interior: little evidence of the original
hall plan survives, although a cross passage is probable, the upper end of the
hall has a close-studded partition and one door with ogee head, the ceiling has
an ovolo moulded beam; a C15 moulded beam remains, used as a wall plate, to
the lower end of the hall beyond the passage. The eastern cross wing has a
cross-wall with infill panels taken up to under the roof line, a collar and
tie frame an attic doorway within the truss; there are 2 trenched purlins
to each side, the north fireplace in the east wing is stone faced with radiused
angles; a moulded C16 ceiling beam spans the same room. A large ovolo-
moulded dragon beam intersects the north-east corner. The house is situated
in a magnificent and prominent setting above the Trent Valley and Burton;
certainly an ancient site complete with moat and chalybeate well. Derelict
at time of resurvey (1984). B.o.E.

Listing NGR: SK2222123097

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Source: English Heritage

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