Stretton Hall / Stretton Hall And Combined Service And Stable Wing

10 Sep 1999
Stretton Hall, Lapley Stretton And Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire
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Stretton Hall And Combined Service And Stable Wing, Lapley Stretton And Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, 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.


5/100 Stretton Hall and combined 16.5.53 service and stable wing.

(Previously listed as Stretton Hall)


Country House. 1720s, altered and extended 1860s. Red brick with even stone quoins and dressings; hipped slate roofs and concealed lead flat.

Provincial Baroque style, massive modelled brick centre stacks on line of hips. Probably formerly double pile plan; stable and service blocks to North, originally two storey, second storey added in 1860s, moulded plinth string on First floor, modillion cornice on second floor, blocking course parapet with urn finials at angles. Entrance front: 9 bays, glazing bar sashes; 3 central with Gibbs surrounds and centre window blocked by inscribed stone plaques; cartouche to centre of second floor; the two right hand bays have a large 2 storey bay of 1860s with cornice broken round; central tripartite portico with banded Tuscan columns and strapwork parapet; main parapet blocking course raised over centre 3 bays. Garden front: 2 - 3 - 2 bays with centre projection, all similar to entrance front but with french casement central door to garden in surround similar to windows and open segmental pediment over coat of arms with side scrolls to blocking course parapet. Blocked window on North East front has painted cruciform type window of the type probably originally used. Service wing returns to entrance front, lower, but in similar style with stone rusticated surround to South door; remainder of range simpler with steeply pitched roof.

Interior: Central Hall with early C18 staircase in two flights: open string, with scroll supports and moulding run under entire width of tread; balusters alternating spiral and Tuscan column with clasped foliage bases; rectangular handrail, ramped at angles and without curtail scroll; two spiral columns beneath half landing; head supported by tension chain concealed in adjacent panelling attached to ceiling; dado panelling to inner side of flight, ramped at angles; stair hall egg and dart cornice and shallow dome centre to ceiling; massive fireplace with C17 German bas relief carved panels on breast over mid C19 tiled hearth. Two early C18 doorways with roll moulded surrounds, doors formerly double with elaborate brass escutcheons. Library; Early C18 oak panelled; fireplace with shouldered marble surround, bayleaf roll over and cartouche, giant corinthian pilasters flank breast, repeated to entrance side; cornice dentilled with bands of egg and dart, cabling and simplified fret pattern; two eight panelled doors. Drawing room: Mid Cl9 with early C18 fireplace; pine, shouldered marble surround bordered by a frieze of scallops, scrolled consoles to jambs and bay leaf roll with scallop centre and plain mantle.

Listing NGR: SJ8870211723


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1995 IOE Records taken by G W Tanner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr GW Tanner. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Tanner, Gw

Rights Holder: Tanner, Gw


Brick, Lead, Slate, Stone, Stuart Service Wing, Georgian Domestic, Counting House, House, Dwelling, Stable, Agriculture And Subsistence, Animal Shed, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Transport

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