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Hartshill Grange, Hartshill

Description: Hartshill Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 November 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 309191

OS Grid Reference: SP3299894731
OS Grid Coordinates: 432998, 294731
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5494, -1.5148

Location: Grange Road, Hartshill, Warwickshire CV10 0ST

Locality: Hartshill
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV10 0ST

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Listing Text

SP39SW (South-east side)
5/98 Hartshill Grange
House. Early C16 with later C16 rear wing and C17 additions; alterations dated
1712; small projecting wing probably added early C18; later alterations. Timber
framed, mostly of close studding with rendered infill; some rebuilding in
rendered brick. Old plain-tile roofs. Large external, internal and other brick
stacks. Complex plan of 3 parallel ranges. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range.
Jettied porch of one storey and attic has shaped brackets. Late C20 plank door,
but encasing the original door. First floor has tension braces and 3-light
casement. C17 addition to right, flush with porch, has exposed small framing.
Rendered gabled first floor has 2-light casement under segmental arch. Main
range has large full-width wood mullioned window, probably C20, with central
transom. 4-light casement above. Small rendered projecting wing attached to left
corner has string course and narrow external stack; right return side has
fragments of timber framing. Left return side of the house has twin gable ranges
on left. Left range is rendered; C20 glazed door. Adjoining range has cellar
door. Very large external stack to right has sandstone plinth, quoins and
offsets, and brick dog-tooth cornice and shaft. Left return side has a fire
window. Small gabled wing to right has canted bay with C20 casement to ground
floor. Irregular fenestration throughout. Right return side of the house has
exposed corner post and 3-light casement. Rendered 2-bay range of 2 storeys and
attic has twin gables with brick-coped gable parapets and parapets between and
to left and right. Internal stack of diagonally-set square shafts with cornices
between the gables. Painted rainwater head has inscription NNS 1712 in relief.
Ground floor has large windows, probably C20, with central transom, of 4 lights
to left and 6 lights to right; upper floors have 3-light casements. Jettied
2-storey range on right is of small framing. Casements of 3 lights to ground
floor, and 2 lights above. Interior: porch opens into full-width hall, with a
floor possibly inserted later. Wide open fireplace has chamfered stone jambs and
large bressumer. Ogee-stop-chamfered ceiling beam. Room beyond it has chamfered
stone shallow Tudor-arched fireplace with moulded spandrels, and C16/C17
panelling. Room to rear has partly moulded ceiling beam. C16/C17 dog-leg
staircase. Upper floors have some exposed posts and framing, and chamfered
beams. Wide floor boards. Queen strut through-purlin roofs. Some C16/C17
eight-panelled doors throughout the house. The house is built on land which once
belonged to Merevale Abbey, and was granted to Sir William Devereux in 1540. It
was later the property of the Earl of Essex. The Quaker philanthropist Nathaniel
Newton lived at Hartshill Grange in the late C17 and early C18; and George Fox
visited the house. It was also the home of the Quaker Benjamin Bartlett, author
of The History and antiquities of the Parish of Manceter', 1791.
(Douglas Hickman: Warwickshire, A Shell Guide, p109; Benianin Bartlett,
'Mandnessedum Romanorum, or The History and Antiquities of the Parish of

Listing NGR: SP3299894731

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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