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Ansty Hall, Ansty

Description: Ansty Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 308867

OS Grid Reference: SP4007283717
OS Grid Coordinates: 440072, 283717
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4500, -1.4118

Location: B4065, Ansty, Warwickshire CV7 9HZ

Locality: Ansty
Local Authority: Rugby Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV7 9HZ

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Listing Text

In the entry for
ANSTY Ansty Hall


The grade shall be amended to read: II*(star)


7/1 Ansty Hall
- II

Country house. Dated l678; third storey and one-bay wings added 1800; mid/late
C19 wing to rear. Built for Edward Taylor. Altered for the Adams family. Brick
with limestone dressings and moulded cornice. Slate shallow hipped roofs have
deep eaves; large rendered ridge stacks have moulded cornices. Central staircase
plan. Carolean style. 3 storeys; 1:2:3:2:1 bays. Symmetrical entrance front has
slightly projecting pedimented centre. Moulded stone plinth. Centre and angles
have rusticated alternating quoins. String courses. Flush 6-panelled door and
overlight with decorative glazing in moulded stone architrave. Doorcase of
panelled pilasters, consoles and breakfront entablature with moulded shaped
datestone and paterae, and open pediment. Sashes have moulded eared architraves.
Ground floor windows have pulvinated friezes abutting string course. First floor
windows have brick aprons. Second floor has 6-pane sashes in moulded
architraves. Wings are set back and have separate roofs. One-storey quadrant
projections to front of wings have stone-coped brick parapets, and sashes with
brick flat arches. Left wing has blocked first-floor window. Garden front to
rear. 2:3:2-bay main range has details similar to entrance front, but additions
are plain, without quoins or dressings. Central door has moulded architrave with
pulvinated frieze. Staircase window immediately above has brick panel over. Third
and fifth bays have shorter windows, with aprons to ground floor also. Sixth and
seventh bays have 15-pane sashes to ground floor, lengthened c.1800. Second
floor has 6-pane sashes to third and fifth bays and between first and second and
sixth and seventh bays. Wings are set back slightly, with first-floor string
course at different level to main range. On first floor, left wing has 2 windows
of differing sizes. Additions have sashes with rusticated stone flat arches and
keystones throughout. Irregular wing at right angles on left has plain-tile
roof. Interior: panelled entrance hall has large bolection-moulded stone
fireplace and diagonally-set stone-flagged floor. Double-leaf moulded 6-panelled
doors to drawing room to left and dining room to right. Screen to staircase has
central moulded basket arch, of c.1800, and bolection-moulded openings with
panelled reveals to left and right. Drawing room has bolection panelling and
strongly moulded cornice and full-height pilaster panels flanking mid C19 grey
marble fireplace with shells carved in relief to angles. Wide opening to
quadrant addition of c.1800 panelled in similar style. Dining room, remodelled
c.1800, has Ionic screen of 2 columns and half-antae, and egg-and-dart and
anthemion cornice. Painted wood fireplace has fluted pilasters with jewel work
and blind fret frieze. Open well staircase of 1678 has openwork scroll
balustrade with heavy moulded handrail and panelled newels, and large moulded
square finials and drops. Bolection-panelled dado throughout. Library to left
has double-leaf 6-panelled doors. Bolection panelling and overmantel. Mid C19
grey marble fireplace with corner roundels. Landing has bolection doorcases,
paired to left and right, and panelled reveals, mostly with moulded 6-panelled
doors. Central room has early C19 painted wood fireplace with fluted Ionic
half-columns. Room to left has bolection-panelled dado and 3-panelled door to
dressing room. Simple moulded fireplace. Room to right has some bolection
panelling. Fireplace has moulded eared architrave, stepped up in centre to
cornice. 2-panel door to C17 back staircase with large turned balusters. Another
secondary staircase has turned balusters. Room on right to rear has
bolection-panelled dado, with narrow panels flanking moulded fireplace. Moulded
panelled overmantel has narrow flanking panels. Early C19 recess has wide basket
arch and built-in cupboards. Room on left has panelled dado.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI, p.56; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.67;
Peter Reid: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Vol.II: Herefordshire,
Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, pp.126-7; G.C. Tyack: Country House
Building in Warwickshire, 1500-1914, p.269).

Listing NGR: SP4007283717

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Source: English Heritage

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