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Speedwell Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Brewood, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6769 / 52°40'36"N

Longitude: -2.174 / 2°10'26"W

OS Eastings: 388330

OS Northings: 308813

OS Grid: SJ883088

Mapcode National: GBR 18D.36D

Mapcode Global: WHBFC.KZZ6

Entry Name: Speedwell Castle

Listing Date: 16 May 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 271306

Location: Brewood and Coven, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST19

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Brewood and Coven

Built-Up Area: Brewood

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Brewood St Mary and St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 8808-8908 (South side)

13/3 No. 1 (Speedwell Castle)

G.V. I

House. Mid C18. Red brick; hipped slate roof;
brick stacks; Batty Langley style Gothick. 3 storeys
with modillion cornice and parapet; 1:1:1 windows; 3
storeyed canted bays to left and right of 5 lights;
glazing bar sashes, on the ground and first floors the
glazing pattern is not original and was formerly based
on octagons; pointed windows on second floor; playful
alternation of round and ogee heads on ground and
first floors; all with decorative plaster surrounds,
the round headed windows with key blocks, the others
surmounted by acorns; plaster sills to all windows,
those on the canted bays continuous with brackets at
ground and first floor levels; central door with
octagonal panels surrounded by an ogee headed portico
with gnome in place of finial at time of resurvey and supported
on clustered, banded columns. Interior: Chinese
Chippendale staircase; east room ground floor has
pedimented doorcases and decorative cornice; west room
first floor has original fireplace with chequered
frieze flanked by original cupboards; east room first
floor has a similar fireplace with shaped, fretted friezes,
shaped surrounds, enriched dados and cornices, spine beams
with edge rolls; several original doors. Reputed to have
been built by William Rock (d.1753) from the proceeds of
betting on the racehorse Speedwell. V.C.H. Vol. V 1959.

Listing NGR: SJ8833008812

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