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Beckminster House

A Grade II Listed Building in Graiseley, City of Wolverhampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5725 / 52°34'21"N

Longitude: -2.1493 / 2°8'57"W

OS Eastings: 389978

OS Northings: 297198

OS Grid: SO899971

Mapcode National: GBR 17Q.N6

Mapcode Global: WHBFY.YLPP

Entry Name: Beckminster House

Listing Date: 2 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378308

Location: Wolverhampton, WV3

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Graiseley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Penn Fields St Philip

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


WOLVERHAMPTON

SO89NE BIRCHES BARN ROAD
895-1/4/371 (South West side)
02/03/92 Beckminster House

II

Large house now teachers' centre. c1845, altered. For John
William Sparrow, a local iron-master. Red brick with ashlar
dressings and blue-brick diaper work; patterned red and blue
tile roof. 2 storeys and attic; asymmetrical 4-bay front to
double-depth plan with central stair-hall. Tudor Revival
style. Chamfered plinth; ashlar quoins; square-headed,
mullioned and transomed windows mostly with hoodmoulds. Ashlar
porch, near centre, has double-chamfered, 2-centred arch with
carved hoodmould stops and blind-traceried spandrels; stained
glass to lancet windows in each return; parapet with
roll-moulded copings which step over a blank shield. Bay 4
projects and is gabled: 3-light windows set within diaperwork,
2-light window to attic. To left of porch are two single-light
windows to each floor, cross-window above porch. Bay 1 is also
gabled and has lateral stack with quoins and offsets; the
chimney shafts missing. Both gables with kneelers and copings;
the main roof between has 2 roof dormers and 2 ornate stacks
to the ridge and others to rear. Rear: ashlar bay-window to
ground floor on left. Projection on right with corbelled
corner details and gabled half-dormer to hipped roof with iron
finial. Right return: 5 bays, the gabled centre breaks forward
and has a transomed 3-light stair-window with Gothic Revival
tracery and leaded lights.
INTERIOR: Gothic Revival wooden staircase with spiral-turned
balusters linked by cusped arches under a moulded handrail;
square newels with sunken panels and with finials and
pendants. Stair-hall has painted ashlar fireplace with shield,
ribbons and sunken quatrefoils. Principal rooms to front-right
and rear-right have excellent fireplaces; one has iron grate
with tile insets in white marble surround with 2-centred arch
and traceried spandrels; the other of dark crinoidal limestone
and in similar style. 1st floor: octagonal ceiling panel on
landing; several marble fireplaces with shields.


Listing NGR: SO8997897198

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