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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1060191



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

County: Staffordshire

District: South Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brewood and Coven

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-May-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 271316

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4/11 Chillington Hall 16.5.53

- I

Country house. 2 main phases: S. elevation dated 1724 on lead drainpipe heads; perhaps by Francis Smith of Warwick; E, elevation 1786-89 by Sir John Soane. Red brick with ashlar dressings; plain tile roofs; brick stacks. 4 ranges enclosing a roughly rectangular court- yard. S. elevation: 3 storeys with moulded plinth, # moulded cornice and balustraded parapet; rusticated corner pilasters, that on the left links cornice and base but that on right reaches only as high as 2nd floor window sills and is level with the cornice of the W, elevation; 8 windows; glazing bar sashes with moulded surrounds and raised key stones and aprons; fourth ground floor window from right has a short flight of steps in front of it and probably replaces a doorway. E, elevation: 2 storeys and attic with plinth, moulded cornice and balustraded parapet; 1:3:3:3:1 windows; 3 storey outer wings, that to right with hipped roof; glazing bar sashes with architrave surrounds and strainer arches above; ground floor windows tall. Central half glazed door to Ionic portico with pediment bearing the Giffard coat of arms, approached by a flight of steps. Stable court to rear: probably early C18; red brick; slate roof hipped to north, pedimented to south. Main elevation to west 15 bays; cross casements with stone keys; classical articulation to south gable end. Interior: The Morning Room of 1724 has a decorative plaster ceiling with central quatrefoil containing an allegorical female figure; Staircase Hall: c1724 has an open well staircase with turned balusters and richly carved tread ends; stucco panels on the walls containing busts, heraldic stained glass window of c1830 by John Freeth of Birmingham; Entrance Hall: by Soane with screen of Ionic Columns, enriched cornice and fireplaces; Saloon by Soane; oval dome in centre with lantern, carried on segmental arches, the Giffard crests are set in roundels on the pendentives. The Giffard family has held Chillington since c118O. Chillington Hall stands within a landscaped park complete with lake, the creation of Capability Brown. Country Life, Feb, 13th, 20th, 27th, 1948.

Listing NGR: SJ8636606776

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 20 February, (1948)
'Country Life' in 13 February, (1948)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 38 Staffordshire,

National Grid Reference: SJ 86366 06776


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