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Salford Hall, Salford Priors

Description: Salford Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305121

OS Grid Reference: SP0677350060
OS Grid Coordinates: 406773, 250060
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1488, -1.9024

Location: Salford Priors, Warwickshire WR11 8US

Locality: Salford Priors
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 8US

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Listing Text

(South side)
Abbots Salford
5/108 Salford Hall


Country house, now hotel. West range late C15, probably part of house
built for the Abbots of Evesham (V.C.H.) North and east ranges dated
1602, "wrongly restored as 1662" (V.C.H.) Built for John Alderford, whose
motto is on datestone, and completed for his son-in-law Charles Stanford.
West range timber framed with close studding and plastered infill, and some
coursed lias, and rendering to north front. North and east ranges of lias
ashlar with limestone dressings, quoins etc. Tile roof throughout, mostly
C20. West front of west range has 2 lias stacks with brick shafts; all
other chimneys brick. U-plan, with wall across ends of courtyard to rear. 2
storeys and attics. North front: 6 window range. Projecting 2 storey porch
and balancing 5-light bay window, 2 transoms on left, and recessed centre with
3-light window, all with shaped gables. Porch has 4-centred arch and moulded
architrave with decorated datestone above. 3-light window over, and taller
window above. C20 glazed doors inside. Stone mullioned windows, some with old
glazing bars to both north and east ranges, mostly with transoms. 3-light first
floor windows. Bellcote on roof. To right lower, wider range with broad gable.
Two mid-C18 sash windows to each floor, and round window in gable. To left
east range projects forward, with a 2 storey 4-light rectangular bay window.
4 light window above in shaped gable. East front: 2 storeys and attic,
taller first floor. 5 window range. 1st, 3rd and 5th bays are 5-light
rectangular bay windows, continued up into attic with 4-light windows and
shaped gables. Studded door to central bay. West range has entirely irregular
fenestration. 2 large external projecting stacks. Small projecting C15 wing
adjacent to larger stack: 2 storeys of lias, with corbelling out on
the right to 1st floor, and small 2-light stone mullions; 3rd storey of
close studding. Left part of range rendered, right part has some lias to
ground floor. C16 door to courtyard. Interior: west range has much exposed
timber framing. Ground floor room at south end has beam with stylised cable
moulding. North room with C17 panelling of varying design, and panel doors
with H-hinges. Open well staircase with Chinese Chippendale type balustrade,
but also with newel post of original winder staircase. This survives from 1st
to 2nd floor, and has stop-chamfer to soffit of each tread. On 1st floor
2 early C18 panelled rooms. In one part of a late C16/early C17 plaster
heraldic overmantel is visible behind missing panel. C17 and C18
panelled doors. On 2nd floor a 4 centred arched fireplace, possibly C15.
Near it a hiding place disguised as a built-in cupboard with shelves. North
range has hall and original screen with moulded muntins and rails; one
opening filled in later. Later stud wall above screen. Door from screens
passage to west range has moulded wood surround. Hall has shallow 4-centred
arched fireplace, and some armorial glass in bay. Doorcase to east range early/
mid C18: shouldered architrave with keyblock and open pediment with carved coat
of arms and scroll work; fine double-leaf panelled doors. East range has
solid timber framed closed well staircase. Rooms much altered. Some
armorial glass in windows. On 2nd floor former long gallery is now divided
up. The Stanfords were Roman Catholics, and in the early C18 part of the
ground floor of the east range was converted to a chapel, though this has not
Sources: V.C.H: Warwickshire III pp.156-7
Buildings of England: Warwickshire p.58

Listing NGR: SP0677550063

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Source: English Heritage

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