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Whittington Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittington, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6716 / 52°40'17"N

Longitude: -1.7614 / 1°45'41"W

OS Eastings: 416229

OS Northings: 308235

OS Grid: SK162082

Mapcode National: GBR 4DX.KGV

Mapcode Global: WHCGW.X3DQ

Entry Name: Whittington Old Hall

Listing Date: 9 March 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272596

Location: Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Whittington

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Whittington St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 1608 WHITTINGTON C.P. FISHERWICK ROAD (North side)

11/107 Whittington Old Hall
9.3.53
GV 11*

Large house. C17, possibly the remodelling of a late medieval house.
extended and restored in 1891 by Matthew Holding of Northampton. Red
brick (English bond) with sandstone quoins and dressings; plain tile
roof with raised verges; brick stacks with star-shaped shafts. Roughly
L-shaped, principal range aligned east-west facing south with north-west
wing aligned north-south, C19 additions include a northern extension to
the north-west wing, a square tower within the angle between main range
and wing, a northern extension to the east end of the main range, and an
east porch. 2 storeys and attic; 4 gabled bays, 3-light chamfer
mullioned attic windows with straight hood moulds, 2-storey bay windows
to left, right and right of centre, all with canted corners and ovolo-
moulded mullions and transoms, three 2-light mullioned windows to first
floor centre and two 3-light mullioned windows to ground floor centre, 2-
light mullioned windows to ground and first floors between the two right
hand bays. 2 storey porch to left of centre with ovolo-moulded semi-
circular arch flanked by engaged fluted columns and transomed 5-light
window to first floor. Gabled wing set-back to left; mullioned
windows of 4 lights to ground and first floors, and of 3 lights to attic.
C19 single-storey extension set in front of this with bay window facing to
the left. Rear elevation: almost entirely of 1891. Gabled wings to
left and right and recessed main range in the centre with large lateral
external stack, 3 storey tower to left of right hand wing with moulded
storey strings, moulded parapet string decorated with fleurons, and a
crenellated parapet; ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows.
East elevation: roughly 2:1:2 bays, C19 Jacobean style gabled porch of
2 storeys and attic to right of centre, semi-circular arch flanked by fluted
pilasters, first floor window of 5 transomed lights, 3-light mullioned attic
window. Right of porch: 2-light mullioned window to ground floor left,
and single-light window to ground floor right, cross-window to first floor
right and single-light transomed window to first floor left. Left of
porch: 2-light chamfer mullioned window to ground floor left and 3-light
transomed window to first floor left; external stack to right. Interior:
vestibule: C19 open well staircase with heavy turned balusters and
panelled dado; stair window with stained glass and the motto; "WHERE 'ERE /
WE ROAM / AN ENGLISH MOTHER / IN AN ENGLISH HOME"; C19 Jacobean style
timber fireplace surround heavily carved in relief. The hall: principal
room of the house, now partitioned; timber framed walls of closely spaced
studs, restored in the C19 but possibly C16 in origin, chamfered and
stopped cross beam and joists; large lateral inglenook fireplace with
stone jambs and timber 4-centred head, continuous moulding around the
opening. Parlour: floor to ceiling oak panelling, mainly C18 but
restored and re-arranged in the C19, fireplace with 4-centred arch and
Jacobean style timber surround heavily carved in relief. Long gallery:
large 4-centred arch fireplace with hollow chamfered and roll moulded
surround and C19 floor to ceiling panelling. Bedroom: fireplace with
4-centred arch and a Jacobean style timber surround. B.o.E. p. 309;
Supplement to The Mercury. Friday July 21st, 1899.


Listing NGR: SK1622908235

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