The Blakelands And Attached Garden Wall Railings And Gate / The Blakelands

15 Aug 1999
The Blakelands And Attached Garden Wall Railings And Gate, Six Ashes Road, Bobbington, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DY7 5BY
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The Blakelands, Six Ashes Road, Bobbington, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DY7 5BY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BOBBINGTON C.P. SIX ASHES ROAD (south- SO 89 SW east side) 4/9 The Blakelands and attached garden wall, 16.6.53 railings and gate (formerly listed as The Blakelands) GV II* House, wall, railings and gate. Dated 1722 but incorporating a C17 building to the rear. Red brick encasing some earlier timber framing; hipped plain tile roof with bracketed overhanging eaves; brick integral end stack and ridge stack. L-shaped house of 1722; front range aligned north- east/south-west facing north-west and rear wing to the north-east aligned north-west/south-east; 3 parallel rear ranges aligned north-west/south- east occupy the re-entrant angle between front range and wing, these contain the core of a C17 house. North-west front. 2 storeys on cellar with sandstone plinth; moulded brick first floor cornice and moulded eaves band.

7 windows, all with gauged brick heads, some retain original 24-pane glazing bar sashes, otherwise 12-pane glazing bar sashes and cross casements, some with leaded panes, 2 cellar windows to left. Central 6-panel door with wooden pilasters and semi-circular pediment. Lead rainwater heads to left and right inscribed 1 C 7 A front garden is enclosed by brick 2EM 2 walls the sides and ornamental wrought iron railings and gate at the front; square brick gate piers with stone ball finials. North-east elevation.

2 storeys and attic; 4 bays, ground floor windows retain 24-pane glazing bar sashes; 2 early C19 glazing bar sashes to first floor left, central small- pane stair window with semi-circular head breaks through the first floor cornice; 3 attic dormers with hipped roofs. Interior. Entrance hall.

Early C18 stone fireplace with pilasters, moulded cornice and pediment; large plaster wall panels with heavy moulded frames, dentilled plaster cornice with egg and dart frieze. C18 rear wing. 2 rooms with large painted wooden wallpanels and bold ogee moulded cornice; open well staircase with turned balusters and ramped handrail; on the first floor a room lined with early C18 wall panelling, probably inserted. C17 rear wings. Late C17 dog-leg staircase with corkscrew twist balusters from first floor to attic; exposed C17 square panelled timber framing with tension braces. Several early C18 panelled doors throughout the house.

Listing NGR: SO8210991580


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0880 IOE Records taken by Mark Hadley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Mark Hadley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hadley, Mark

Rights Holder: Hadley, Mark


Brick, Tile, Timber, Tudor Timber Framed House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Timber Framed Building, Jacobean House, Domestic, Dwelling, Rainwater Head, Water Supply And Drainage, Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Wall, Barrier, Railings

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