SPEEDWELL CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1060227
Date first listed:
16-May-1953
Statutory Address:
SPEEDWELL CASTLE, 1, BARGATE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPEEDWELL CASTLE, 1, BARGATE STREET

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

County:
Staffordshire
District:
South Staffordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Brewood and Coven
National Grid Reference:
SJ 88330 08812

Details

BREWOOD C.P. BARGATE STREET SJ 8808-8908 (South side)

13/3 No. 1 (Speedwell Castle) 16.5.53

G.V. I

House. Mid C18. Red brick; hipped slate roof; brick stacks; Batty Langley style Gothick. 3 storeys with modillion cornice and parapet; 1:1:1 windows; 3 storeyed canted bays to left and right of 5 lights; glazing bar sashes, on the ground and first floors the glazing pattern is not original and was formerly based on octagons; pointed windows on second floor; playful alternation of round and ogee heads on ground and first floors; all with decorative plaster surrounds, the round headed windows with key blocks, the others surmounted by acorns; plaster sills to all windows, those on the canted bays continuous with brackets at ground and first floor levels; central door with octagonal panels surrounded by an ogee headed portico with gnome in place of finial at time of resurvey and supported on clustered, banded columns. Interior: Chinese Chippendale staircase; east room ground floor has pedimented doorcases and decorative cornice; west room first floor has original fireplace with chequered frieze flanked by original cupboards; east room first floor has a similar fireplace with shaped, fretted friezes, shaped surrounds, enriched dados and cornices, spine beams with edge rolls; several original doors. Reputed to have been built by William Rock (d.1753) from the proceeds of betting on the racehorse Speedwell. V.C.H. Vol. V 1959.

Listing NGR: SJ8833008812

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
271306
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Stafford, (1959)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/02127/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr GW Tanner. Source Historic England Archive
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