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Horton Hall, Horton

Description: Horton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 275294

OS Grid Reference: SJ9408957441
OS Grid Coordinates: 394089, 357441
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1141, -2.0897

Location: Heath House Lane, Horton, Staffordshire ST13 8PH

Locality: Horton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST13 8PH

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Listing Text

SJ 95 NW
SJ 940 574
8/85 Horton Hall

House. Mid-C17 with earlier core, altered mid-C18 and late C19.
Ashlar built with tiled roofs; lead rainwater pipes throughout.
Shallow 'H'-plan facing south-east with hearths at lower end of hall
and between the rooms of the 2-bay upper cross-wing; symmetrical
composition to 3 fronts, extended by service ranges to north-east.
2 storeys and attic under parapetted gables with ball-finials; cellar
under cross-gabled solar cross-wing (probably represents an earlier
core). South-east front: 2:3:2 bays, glazing bar sashes to ground
floor and first floor under continuous label strings returned on all
sides as floor strings; 3-light mullion windows in attics with labels,
central gable has outer 2-light mullion windows (no labels); central
mid-C18 door with raised and fielded panels; decorated lintol with
3 sunk arches: this possibly replaced the inscribed lintel now in the
garden wall (q.v.) when the doorway was enlarged; small light to
right. North-west front: centre filled by 2-storey lean-to and gabled
stair tower adjacent to solar cross-wing gable; 3- and 4-light
mullion windows on ground floor and first floor, set well below the
floor strings; the stair tower has an elegant mid-C18 arched glazing
bar sash window. A large buttress supports lower (north-east) cross
wing and it abutts the central lean-to; back door to left-hand of
this wing has 2 windows on each floor, below the solar cross-wing
various blocked-in windows in a cellar/undercroft indicate adaptation
of earlier feature. Return of solar cross-wing has 2 gables and
2-storey hipped angled bays added in mid-C19. Interior: large
entrance hall with deep corbels over fireplace to right; round-arch
to back of hall, with flanking doorcases and panelled doors, framing
excellent late C17 staircase with splat balusters, carved pendants
and finials to newels and wide moulded handrail. Cellar below solar.
Secondary C17 stair with carved flat balusters rising in north-east
angle. Magnificent setting over the valley of Horton C.P., including
avenue of limes to south-east. An inventory of Timothy Edge, dated 1683,
strongly suggests that it was he who substantially rebuilt the house.
The datestone/lintel now in the garden wall (q.v.) presumably relates
to this.

Listing NGR: SJ9408957441

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Source: English Heritage

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