ASTLEY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1155604
Date first listed:
27-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
ASTLEY HALL

Map

Ordnance survey map of ASTLEY HALL
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1155604 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 16-Oct-2019 at 10:17:11.

Location

Statutory Address:
ASTLEY HALL

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Malvern Hills (District Authority)
Parish:
Astley and Dunley
National Grid Reference:
SO 79919 67762

Details

SO 76 NE ASTLEY CP -

3/26 Astley Hall

-

- II

S L B Small country house now nursing home, dated on porch but probably 1912 dates from mid-C19 with early C20 additions. Ashlar with slate roof. Main block and link to L-shaped stable wing. Jacobean facade; a 3-storey 3-bay centre block and 2-storey single bay wings with cornices, parapets and shaped gables; moulded plinth and cornices over ground and first floors, 2- and 3-light, mullioned and transomed windows. Outer bays of main block have 2-storey angled bay windows with open parapets, outer bays of wings with slight forward breaks; gables of outer bays have small architraved vents, gables of centre bays have keyed wreaths; central 2-storey porch with segmental pediment and 3 Ionic columns to first floor; semi-circular headed doorway with rusticated arch to head formed with jewelled blocks and Ionic motif above keystone, similar around windows to sides. Porch flanked by 2-light transomed window and Ionic pilasters; band of strapwork and jewelled ornament form aprons to first floor. To the right a Tudor arched garden entrance with finials and brackets. To left slightly later cross-gabled extension with clock and also slightly later brick stable range with stone dressings. Right hand return has triangular plan bay window. Garden front is slightly plainer with 2-storey pedimented porch containing a coat of arms. Extension to right has on first floor Ionic 3-bay loggia with arched central bay below a gable, further extension to right terminates in rendered pavilion possibly concealing water tower with a short arcade of 3 rounded arches. Grouped chimneys with decorative shafting. Interior entrance lobby has Jacobean strapwork ceiling. Date of 1912 on porch refers to the date of the final acquisition of the house and additions to it by Stanley Baldwin (1867 - 1947) MP and 3 times Prime Minister, who had lived there since 1902 and lived there until his death in 1947. The porch itself resembles that of Grafton. (BoE, p 73; VCH, Vol IV, p 231; My Father, The True Story, A W Baldwin 1955).

Listing NGR: SO7991967762

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
152254
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Baldwin, A W , My Father The True Story, (1955)
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1924), 231
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968)

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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 08 Oct 2000
Reference: IOE01/03131/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Williamson. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].