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Pooley Hall, Attached Former Chapel and Pooley Hall Farmhouse, Polesworth

Description: Pooley Hall, Attached Former Chapel and Pooley Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 309314

OS Grid Reference: SK2588502817
OS Grid Coordinates: 425885, 302817
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6225, -1.6190

Location: Pooley Lane, Polesworth B78 1JA

Locality: Polesworth
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B78 1JA

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Listing Text

5/78 Pooley Hall, attached former
23/11/51 chapel and Pooley Hall
(Formerly listed as Pooley

- 11*

Country house, now 2 houses, and attached former chapel. Said to have been built
in 1509 by Sir Thomas Cokayne. Altered 1692 and C18 some C19/C20 and C20
alterations. English bond brick with sandstone dressings. Old plain-tile roofs;
brick ridge, external and lateral stacks, Complex plan of 3 separate ranges
linked by curtain walls. Domestic Tudor style. Principal fronts are towards the
canal, Pooley Hall to left is 2 storeys; 4-window range, On the left is a
2-sore 6-light embattled bay, largely of stone; 3-light return sides and end
lights to first floor are blocked, Wide external stack has upper parts rebuilt;
2-light wood mullioned window in base. Irregular fenestration, mostly of 3-light
windows. Stone mullioned windows of [-centred arched lights throughout. Left
return side has 4-light and 2-light attic windows, and external stack. To rear
is a twin-gabled 2-bay front rebuilt in 1692. Blacked door to left. Late C20
half-glazed door and porch. Leaded wood casements with top lights, of 4 lights
to ground floor and 3 lights above, with segmental arches, Lower lean-to
addition across left return side. Right return side has stone buttress and
blocked 3-light muilioned window to first floors Leaded 3-light C18 windows,
Interior is said to have beamed ceilings and C16 and C17 panelling. Former
chapel is linked by a curtain wall with a lead-latticed glazed corridor with
central Cl9 ribbed door or; its west side. Chapel is Perpendicular style. bays.
East window of 3 stepped lancets with 4-centred hood mould. Shallow-pitched roof
has embattled gable parapets. South side has one-, 2- and 3-light
straight-headed windows. West front has chamfered 4-centred doorway with moulded
spandrels, hood mould and panelled stops, and ancient panelled door with applied
ribs. Straight-headed 3-light window above. Small 2-storey turret to left has
single light. Upper part is octagonal, with small opening to alternate sides,
North side has doorway. Pooley Hall Farmhouse to north has a 3-storey embattled
tower, with splay courses between storeys. Blocked straight-headed 4-centred
doorway on right; altered and blocked openings above, Chamfered stone mullioned
windows, of 2 lights to ground floor and 3 lights above. Stair turret on left
has canted top corner. Irregular one-storey C20 range on right. To rear is a
2-storey 2-window range with stone-coped gable parapet and kneelers. Rebuilt
west wall has 3- and 4-light stone mullioned windows with cornices. Left return
side has chamfered Tudor-arched doorway with hood mould, probably C20, and
panelled door, C21' four-light mullioned window to left. Small C16 brick
mullioned 3-light window above, Lateral stack on right has shaft with pilaster
strips and string course. Right return side has brick diapering. 2-storey porch
has blocked 4-centred doorway and single light above, Similar blocked doorways
to left and right. 2- and 3-light brick chamfered mullioned windows. Interior
not inspected,
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p374; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, pp187-188)

Listing NGR: SK2588502817

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Source: English Heritage

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