Description: Rodwell Hall
Date Listed: 26 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 314180
OS Grid Reference: ST8652258674
OS Grid Coordinates: 386522, 158674
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3270, -2.1948
ST 8658 10/393
Large irregular mid C19 mansion built for Mr Hayward. Gothic Renaissance and early
C19 elements mixed. 2 storeys and attic. Coursed and dressed stone. Tiled roofs
with fishscale bands. Many gables and gargoyles. Occasional pinnacles. The south
front has central shaped gable with monogram "CH" with a lion above. Projecting
gabled break to right. Lower 2 storey Gothic pavilion to left, also projecting
with belfry; 2 paired lancets on 1st floor and corbelled chimney. 2 storey bay
on return to west. Large 2 storey canted bay to right with 1+4+1 windows: 4 centred
arch headed lights with moulded heads; decorated parapet. The north front has
5 gables at various levels of projection and a polygonal French Renaissance type
staircase tower with cusped windows, an openwork parapet and a small steeple to
right. Projecting slightly later (1878) Porte Cochere: Gothic with foiled open
parapet, pinnacles, shield in gable; ribvaulted inside.
Interior: a low pointed arch with dog-tooth in hall and Italianate door pieces.
Fine ceiling in drawing room, stiff leaf corbels to arches on side walls. Pendant
ceiling in dining room. Hand painted tiles of nymphs etc in lobby to Porte Cochere.
Now divided into 3 houses.
Listing NGR: ST8652258674
Source: English Heritage
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