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Rugby (District Authority)
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SP 42820 87959


WOLVEY HALL ROAD SP48NW (North side) 4/35 Wolvey Hall 04/12/51 - II

House. c.l676; remodelled 1889. Flemish bond brick with string courses and some roughcast. Plain-tile roof; blue brick internal stacks and ridge stacks to rear. Complex plan, with slightly-projecting cross wings. 2 storeys and attic; 6-window range. 2-bay centre has open porch in left angle. Segmental-arched doorway and flanking openings. Pediment has coat of arms and dated 1676 and 1889. 6-panelled door and overlight in moulded surround. Leaded single lights to left and right. Stone plaque above door records the history of the building and its owners. 8-pane sash to right. Left wing has large canted ground-floor bay window. Right wing has French window. Windows have gauged brick flat arches throughout. First and second floors are symmetrical. 2-bay cross wings. Cross windows with horizontal glazing bars throughout. Roughcast gables have 3-light wood mullioned and transomed windows. Centre has 2 pedimented roof dormers; 2-light casements with horizontal glazing bar. Single-storey range to left has crow-stepped gable. French window. Slate sundial above. Right return side of main range has large panelled wood semi-circular oriel window with roughcast base on carved corbel. Interior: panelled entrance hall. Open-well staircase. Lower part, dated 1677 on vase panel on landing, has elaborate open scroll work balustrade with moulded roundels, and newels with moulded square finials, and openwork drop. Balustrade and gate across flight to cellar have large C17 twisted balusters. Upper part of staircase is OS with column-on-vase balusters. Room to right has panelling and two C18 round-arched alcoves flanking boleciton fireplace. Room to rear has fragments of C17 and earlier stained glass. Room to left has old chamfered beam. Former open fireplace has moulded cornice and fragments of old carvings. A first-floor room has chamfered beams. (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI, p.281; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.480; Peter Reid: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, p.187).

Listing NGR: SP4282087959


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1951)
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 480
Reid, P, 'Burkes and Savills Guide to Country Houses' in Herefordshire Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire, (1980), 187


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

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Date: 30 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/10968/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barlow. Source Historic England Archive
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