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Cofton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cofton Hackett, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3732 / 52°22'23"N

Longitude: -1.9865 / 1°59'11"W

OS Eastings: 401015

OS Northings: 275022

OS Grid: SP010750

Mapcode National: GBR 2FN.2LM

Mapcode Global: VH9ZF.JM51

Entry Name: Cofton Hall

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156133

Location: Cofton Hackett, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B45

County: Worcestershire

District: Bromsgrove

Civil Parish: Cofton Hackett

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SP 07 NW COFTON HACKETT CP COFTON CHURCH LANE (south side)

2/82 Cofton Hall

23.4.52

- II*


Country house. C15, remodelled early C18 and c1796, the latter probably by
George Byfield for Robert Biddulph, with late C19 and mid-C20 alterations.
Timber-frame clad in ashlar and stuccoed brick with tile roofs. South-east
front: to right the medieval hall of one storey with two levels of windows,
each of two 2-light casements, this face restored mid-C20; later house to
right early C18, remodelled late C18, of three storeys with hipped tile roof;
parapet with moulded cornice, band to ground floor and sill band to first
floor; six windows (probably seven originally): glazing bar sashes, second
floor: 9-pane sashes; ground floor: tall glazing bar sashes, French casement
to left-hand corner, entrance to right of centre has portico of two Doric
columns with moulded cornice. Interior: hall has an eight-bay hammer-beam
roof, walls originally timber-framed, roof has arch-braces from hammer-beam
to collar with pentagonal bosses on collar, space above filled with pierced
tracery; brackets from wall-posts to hammer-beams are cusped with shields
at base. The unexecuted designs by George Byfield include "Principal Front
of Cofton Hall in the Present State". (BoE, p 123; VCH 3, p 54; Peter Reid,
[Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses, Volume II, Herefordshire,
Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, 1980, p 198; Howard Colvin,
A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 1978; Hereford
and Worcester Record Office BA 1635, unexecuted designs for George Byfield,
signed 1796).


Listing NGR: SP0101575022

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