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Okeover Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Okeover, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0301 / 53°1'48"N

Longitude: -1.7658 / 1°45'57"W

OS Eastings: 415800

OS Northings: 348118

OS Grid: SK158481

Mapcode National: GBR 48N.4C4

Mapcode Global: WHCF4.V39C

Entry Name: Okeover Hall

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406052

Location: Okeover, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DE6

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Okeover

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Blore Ray with Okeover

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


3/125 Okeover Hall


Country house. c1745-9 and 1757-8 by Joseph Sanderson and Simon File,
partly rebuilt 1957-60 by Marshall Sisson. Red brick with ashlar
plinth and dressings; hipped slate roofs; brick ridge stacks. East
range of c1745-6, West range of c1747-9 largely rebuilt 1957-60, and
South range of 1957-60 excepting its east end (1757-8), enclose 3
sides of a courtyard; Gibbsian style. North front: 2-storey, 7-
bay front with 3-storey corner towers in angles to flanking wings
and central open pedimented break with 2 windows on either side;
first floor band and moulded eaves cornice to coped parapet; corner
pilasters to angle towers and central break; glazing bar sashes,
those to first floor of wings are set within recesses and have scrolled
architraves, stepped voussoirs and a sill band continued along each
return front, those to ground floor of wings have enriched heads, those
to first floor of south range central break and corner towers are round
headed, the latter blind, those to ground floor of south range,
excepting the towers have round heads and are set within round arched
recesses springing from a continuation of the first floor band of the
wings, blind second floor oculus to each tower; central 8 panelled
door and fanlight with radiating glazing bars. West return of east
wing: 7 bays; glazing bar sashes with raised keys, the 2 left hand
window bays are blind; central door with bracketed pediment. East
return of west wing: 2:3:2 bays, projecting centre with ground floor
defined by quoins of alternating lengths; glazing bar sashes with
raised keys, the first 2 ground floor windows from the right are blind;
central door with bracketed pediment. East front: 2 storeys with
first floor band; 1:1:9 bays, wing of 1745-7 to the right, and east
end of South range of 1757-8 to the left, with single bay recessed link
between. Right hand range has glazing bar sashes with raised keys
and moulded surrounds, those to first floor with sill band; central
pedimented 3 bays defined by alternating quoins with first floor
windows surmounting recessed balustrades, pediment has a central
oculus with enriched surround. Left hand bay forms the S.E.
pavillion: 2 storeys with attic storey over bold cornice broken to
east by arched recess containing first floor Venetian window, quoins
to lower floor, pilasters to attic; upper cornice and blocking course;
a ground floor angled bay window, blocking course continued as bands
(sill band to south); central window of bay is arched, lintel string
returned as impost string to south. Recessed link has ground floor door.
Interior: Drawing Room: Rich plasterwork by Charles Stanley. Coved
plaster ceiling with large roundel containing 2 mythological figures;
open well staircase with decorative wrought iron rail of 1748 by Robert
Bakewell of Derby. The C18 work at Okeover was done for Leak Okeover
and the rebuilding of the 1950's for Sir Ian Walker. The most important
country house conversion of the 1950's and 1960's [J.M. Robinson, The
Latest Country Houses (1984)]. C.L. Vol. 135 (1964).

Listing NGR: SK1580048118

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