Rowley Hall

30 Sep 2007
Rowley Hall, Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SJ92SW ROWLEY AVENUE, Rowley Park 590-1/2/126 Rowley Hall 16/01/51


House, now hospital. c1817, by William Keen; extended c1910 and later. Ashlar with slate roofs and several ashlar stacks. Double-depth plan. Classical style. EXTERIOR: 2 windows; symmetrical 7-window range, including 3-window bowed centre. Platt band over ground floor; top cornice and blocking course. Entrance has overlight and paired half-glazed doors, similar fenestration to flanking windows, all in bowed tetrastyle Ionic porch. Windows have 12-pane horned sashes. 3-window left return similar, with hexastyle colonnade and French windows with small-paned overlights. Rear similar to front, but no porch. Range to right of 2 storeys; symmetrical 2-window range with 2-window projecting wings. Top band and blocking course. Central lateral stack with 1st floor panel; 12-pane horned sashes; inserted C20 entrance; wings have windows in tall recesses have moulded sills, aprons to ground floor windows, panels between floors. Further wing to right of single storey with attic; 4-window range; top cornice and mansard roof; 2 pairs of windows with 12-pane horned sashes and end roundels; 3 pedimented half dormers; C20 2-storey wing to right end Rears similar, single-storey range has 2 pedimented and 2 round-headed dormers; re-entrant conservatory with leaded glazing to upper panes and to belvedere. INTERIOR: round entrance hall with coved ceiling and 2 niches, paired inner doors with overlight with decorative glazing bars; ashlar cantilever stair with cast-iron balusters; two 1st floor fireplaces have columns and tiles, round mirrors to overmantels, one with cream and pink tiles and Doric columns, the other with blue tiles and Ionic columns; some low radiators with relief decoration. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Nairn J: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: 250).

Listing NGR: SJ9160521913


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0081 IOE Records taken by Chris Ayre; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Chris Ayre. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ayre, Chris

Rights Holder: Ayre, Chris


Ashlar, Slate, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Hospital, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare