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Castern Hall, Ilam

Description: Castern Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 274483

OS Grid Reference: SK1233152394
OS Grid Coordinates: 412331, 352394
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0686, -1.8174

Location: Ilam, Staffordshire DE6 2BA

Locality: Ilam
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE6 2BA

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Listing Text


8/125 Castern Hall

G.V. II*

House. Remodelled c1740 but incorporating some earlier fabric. Coursed
rubble with rusticated ashlar quoins and ashlar dressings; hipped slate
roof; ashlar integral ridge stacks and lateral external stack. 3 storeys;
2:1:2 windows; slightly projecting central bay with rusticated ashlar
quoins and ground storey; glazing bar sashes in raised surrounds, central
first floor window has a triangular pediment, central second floor window,
a raised keystone, panelled surround and bracketed sill; central double
leaved panelled door flanked by Doric pilasters, with oblong overlight and
moulded hood cornice; moulded eaves course; iron bracketed gutter.
Rear Elevation: 3 storeys; projecting wing to left with hipped roof;
main range to right. Wing has 2 windows, glazing bar sashes in raised
surrounds, those to ground floor have small horns; stack to left hand side.
Main range: Tall round-headed stair-window to left with raised keystone;
second floor 2-light window to left with central plain mullion, containing
glazing bar sashes with horns; tall central basket arched recess with
grotesque mask to keystone, containing a 2-light window with central plain
mullion and glazing bar sashes; right of arch a blocked window to both
first and second floors; extension projecting from right hand corner of
main range with catslide roof sloping to right, and integral end stack.
Interior: Entrance Hall has a carved limestone fireplace with baroque
scrolled decoration above mantlepiece; wide open arch on console brackets
between the entrance hall and the early C18 open well staircase which has
wall panelling, turned balusters and shaped tread ends, the hand rail
terminates in a wreath. The Study, formerly the parlour incorporates a
stone fireplace with projecting keystone interrupting a double ogee arched
head, similar fireplaces are found in 2 of the bedrooms; Cl7 floor to
ceiling oak panelling probably taken from the old house; segmental headed
alcove fitted with shelves. The Drawing Room: Formerly 2 rooms, both with
early C18 bolection panelling. Castern Hall was probably rebuilt for
Nicholas Hurt,(1710-1767);possible architects are the Smiths of Warwick
or the local master mason Richard Trubshawe of Haywood in Staffordshire.
Country Life; (February lst 1979).

Listing NGR: SK1233152394

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Source: English Heritage

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