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Mill Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Claines, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2416 / 52°14'29"N

Longitude: -2.2048 / 2°12'17"W

OS Eastings: 386110

OS Northings: 260402

OS Grid: SO861604

Mapcode National: GBR 1FL.FDB

Mapcode Global: VH92F.QXRF

Entry Name: Mill Hall

Listing Date: 25 December 1952

Last Amended: 21 March 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147961

Location: North Claines, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: North Claines

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Claines

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


4/67 Mill Hall (formerly listed
as Porter's Mill)


Shown on OS Map as the Manor House.
House. Probably mid-C16 with mid-C19 and early and mid-C20 alterations and
additions. Timber-framed, painted brick and rendered wattle-and-daub infill,
sandstone rubble plinth, plain tiled roof and 5 grouped, brick, star-shaped
ridge stacks to left of centre. Four framed bays on a west/east axis with
through-passage above lower east end bay. Two storeys and attic. Framing:
irregular; mainly 5 square panels from sill to wall-plate, long straight
braces in lower corners, attic at east gable end is jettied on a moulded
bressummer and curved brackets; collar and tie-beam trusses with queen struts
in gable ends; west gable end has 3 collars and a V-strut in apex, east
gable end has 2 collars. South front elevation: scattered fenestration,
windows have plank weatherings; ground floor has a 3-light and two tall 2-
light casements, and on the first floor are two 2-light and two 3-light casements;
mid-C20 gabled, timber-framed porch and part-glazed door to right of centre;
C16 studded door with wrought iron hinges at left end with coat of arms on
panel above. Attic lights in gable ends. West gable end: there are two 3-
light casements on the first floor in which some late C161/early Cl7 lattices
of glass quarries have been retained; a panel in the gable apex bears the
date "1503". Interior: roof has two pairs of trenched purlins; lower end
trusses have arch-braced collars with V-struts in apex, upper end tie-beam
truss has queen struts, two collars and a V-strut in the apex. The hall fire-
place is surmounted by plasterwork displaying the Royal coat of arms encircled
by the garter and flanked by Tudor roses and the initials "E R". The attic
room at the upper end of the house has an early Cl7 plaster ceiling, recently
repaired, and decorated with fleur-de-lys, fruit, crowns; a mermaid etc; the
walls are oak panelled and above the panelling are plaster lion's heads; the
fireplace has a carved overmantel, an elaborate mid-Victorian cast iron fire-
place and on the hearth are set a collection of C15 tiles; the C16 door into
the room has a Tudor-arched doorhead. Two rooms on the first floor have plaster
ceilings decorated with a vine leaf frieze. Mid-Cl7 open well staircase with
spiral balusters, ball finials on newel posts and moulded handrail. Main beams
are stop-chamfered; several C16 doors are retained. Mid-C19 and early and mid-
C20, two-storey extensions at rear. The house was built for John Porter, an
important clergyman, and it is believed that on August 14th 1578, Queen
Elizabeth I stayed at the house whilst visiting the Bishop of Worcester.
The house retains many good interior features dating from the Elizabethan
period to the mid-C17.

Listing NGR: SO8611060402

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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