WHITTINGTON OLD HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1038870

Date first listed: 09-Mar-1953

Statutory Address: WHITTINGTON OLD HALL, FISHERWICK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: WHITTINGTON OLD HALL, FISHERWICK ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield (District Authority)

Parish: Whittington

National Grid Reference: SK 16229 08235

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History

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Details

SK 1608 WHITTINGTON C.P. FISHERWICK ROAD (North side)

11/107 Whittington Old Hall 9.3.53 GV 11*

Large house. C17, possibly the remodelling of a late medieval house. extended and restored in 1891 by Matthew Holding of Northampton. Red brick (English bond) with sandstone quoins and dressings; plain tile roof with raised verges; brick stacks with star-shaped shafts. Roughly L-shaped, principal range aligned east-west facing south with north-west wing aligned north-south, C19 additions include a northern extension to the north-west wing, a square tower within the angle between main range and wing, a northern extension to the east end of the main range, and an east porch. 2 storeys and attic; 4 gabled bays, 3-light chamfer mullioned attic windows with straight hood moulds, 2-storey bay windows to left, right and right of centre, all with canted corners and ovolo- moulded mullions and transoms, three 2-light mullioned windows to first floor centre and two 3-light mullioned windows to ground floor centre, 2- light mullioned windows to ground and first floors between the two right hand bays. 2 storey porch to left of centre with ovolo-moulded semi- circular arch flanked by engaged fluted columns and transomed 5-light window to first floor. Gabled wing set-back to left; mullioned windows of 4 lights to ground and first floors, and of 3 lights to attic. C19 single-storey extension set in front of this with bay window facing to the left. Rear elevation: almost entirely of 1891. Gabled wings to left and right and recessed main range in the centre with large lateral external stack, 3 storey tower to left of right hand wing with moulded storey strings, moulded parapet string decorated with fleurons, and a crenellated parapet; ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows. East elevation: roughly 2:1:2 bays, C19 Jacobean style gabled porch of 2 storeys and attic to right of centre, semi-circular arch flanked by fluted pilasters, first floor window of 5 transomed lights, 3-light mullioned attic window. Right of porch: 2-light mullioned window to ground floor left, and single-light window to ground floor right, cross-window to first floor right and single-light transomed window to first floor left. Left of porch: 2-light chamfer mullioned window to ground floor left and 3-light transomed window to first floor left; external stack to right. Interior: vestibule: C19 open well staircase with heavy turned balusters and panelled dado; stair window with stained glass and the motto; "WHERE 'ERE / WE ROAM / AN ENGLISH MOTHER / IN AN ENGLISH HOME"; C19 Jacobean style timber fireplace surround heavily carved in relief. The hall: principal room of the house, now partitioned; timber framed walls of closely spaced studs, restored in the C19 but possibly C16 in origin, chamfered and stopped cross beam and joists; large lateral inglenook fireplace with stone jambs and timber 4-centred head, continuous moulding around the opening. Parlour: floor to ceiling oak panelling, mainly C18 but restored and re-arranged in the C19, fireplace with 4-centred arch and Jacobean style timber surround heavily carved in relief. Long gallery: large 4-centred arch fireplace with hollow chamfered and roll moulded surround and C19 floor to ceiling panelling. Bedroom: fireplace with 4-centred arch and a Jacobean style timber surround. B.o.E. p. 309; Supplement to The Mercury. Friday July 21st, 1899.

Listing NGR: SK1622908235

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 272596

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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 309
'The Mercury' in 21 July, (1899)

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