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Pool House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Astley and Dunley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3133 / 52°18'47"N

Longitude: -2.3008 / 2°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 379591

OS Northings: 268393

OS Grid: SO795683

Mapcode National: GBR 0C5.TC9

Mapcode Global: VH926.23JZ

Entry Name: Pool House

Listing Date: 12 November 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152279

Location: Astley and Dunley, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, DY13

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Astley and Dunley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Astley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 76 NE ASTLEY CP ASTLEY TOWN

3/51 Pool House

12,ll.51


- II*


House. C17 refronted c1760, with early C18 and mid-C19 accretions at rear.
Main C17 house of red sandstone ashlar with slate double range roof, early
C18 red brick with hipped, tiled roof at rear. Front range 2 rooms deep
with central doorway and end stacks, rear extension projects outwards to
the right and has main central stack. Gothick facade, 2 storeys & attics
in gables springing from heavily moulded cornice, cellar; 3 bays each with
ogee shaped gable, painted stone coping and pagoda-shaped finials; quatrefoil
roundels with octofoil glazing design. The gables are linked by a parapet
and further corner finials; central bay has ogee-headed window and outer bays
have ogee-headed dentre light to Gothick Venetian windows all with decorative
finials; sashes in all windows with Gothick glazing design; central partly
glazed door has Gothick fanlight, ogee architrave with poppyhead and stepped
label above; stone steps to either side with fine wrought iron railings.
Right hand return has 2 shaped gables with stone mullioned windows and 2
stone cross mullioned windows with gables on the first floor and traces of
one other on the ground floor. Left hand return is similar with raised verges
and renewed mullioned windows and C20 conservatory with ogee-shaped roof.
Large stacks to both ends with 3 star-plan shafts partly rebuilt. Early C18
brick range with hipped roof around central stair light projects to right,
elevation to right has wooden cross casement windows with cambered heads,
hipped central dormer and central 6-panelled door with stone steps up.
Interior has fine mid-C17 oak framed newel staircase with twisted balusters
intact from first floor to attic towards the rear of main range; front rooms
of main range have fine late C18 stuccoed ornament. The entrance hall has
Gothick cornice, Batty-Langley style marble fireplace and (? later) screen
of 2 quatrefoil plain piers to fine mahogany stairs at back. Interestingly
the adjoining room to west has normal late C18 plasterwork details and fire-
place which may indicate that the whole remodelling is of that period - ie
a late use of pattern books.


Listing NGR: SO7959168393

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