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South Derbyshire (District Authority)
Walton upon Trent
National Grid Reference:
SK 21459 17882


SK 21 NW PARISH OF WALTON-UPON-TRENT MAIN STREET 2/50 (South Side) Walton Hall and Attached Stable Range and 2.9.52 Garden Wall GV II*

Small country house and attached stable ranges and garden wall. Early C18 with early C19 and C20 alterations. Built for the Taylors, and later the seat of Disbrowe family. House is of red brick with painted gauged brick and stone dressings on ashlar basement and has a slightly sloping bitumen roof with panelled brick ridge stacks hidden behind flush parapets with moulded stone copings. Each corner of the house has a clasping giant brick pilaster with moulded stone base and cornice, and all except the front facade have plain brick bands to each floor. Three storeys, plus basement to north-west corner, and seven bays by five bays. Stable ranges attached to north are also of red brick with first floor band and hipped plain tile roofs with two tall brick ridge stacks to north range, plus stepped eaves bands. Two storeys and L-plan, both ranges seven bays. Main front of the house has a moulded ground floor sill band, two giant pilasters, similar to the corner ones, on either side of the three central bays, and a moulded stone cornice with panelled parapets over. All except central and basement window openings have flat gauged brick arches with corniced stone double keystones, and those to first and second floors have consoled sills. Basement to north has two 2-light casement windows in segment headed surrounds with corniced double keystones. Ground floor has a central pilastered doorcase with triglyphed frieze and moulded segmental pediment plus double, glazed C20 doors. To either side there are three full height glazing bar sashes, those to either side of the doorcase and to north with early C19 pelmets and those to south painted on. Above there are seven similar sashes, that to centre in moulded raised surround with bracketed cornice and that to far south painted on. Above again there are seven smaller sashes, that to centre in moulded shouldered stone surround with eared pieces to the base of the jambs plus a plain stone apron below. South elevation has five glazing bar sashes to ground floor below flat gauged brick arches, three of which have been extended downwards and five similar above, all with early C19 pelmets. Above again five segment headed openings, three blind and two with glazing bar sashes, also to either side there are original fluted C18 lead hopper heads. Rear elevation has seven segment headed openings to each floor, all with glazing bar sashes except central opening to ground floor which has double glazed doors inserted. Stable ranges attached to north have seven segment headed openings to each floor. Ground floor to north wing has an inserted 3-light casement window in the northernmost opening, a C20 glazed door below divided overlight and a passageway through the building to south. Beyond to south, the opening has been blocked and a panelled door inserted below concrete lintel and beyond again there are four timber cross windows. Above there are three 2-light timber mullion windows to north, one with C18 leaded lights and a similar opening with plank door to south. Beyond to south is a similar opening with 2-light window and a glazing bar sash. West wing has mostly blind openings to ground floor with later windows inserted. Above there are two blind openings to west and five openings with 2-light timber mullion windows, three with C18 leaded lights. Interior of west part has original stable fittings. Garden wall attached to south-east corner of the house is about 10 feet high, of red brick with flat stone copings. House has good contemporary interiors with original open well staircase, dogleg back staircase and several panelled rooms to ground and first floors. Main staircase has three knopped balusters to each tread, one fluted, one twisted and one barley sugar, and a ramped moulded handrail, plus carved cheekpieces. It also has dado panelling to opposite wall and fine plaster cornice to landing ceiling. Back staircase has turned balusters and solid newels plus wide moulded handrail, and closed string with pulvinated frieze. All panelled rooms have matching panelled doors, dado rails and timber cornices. The present kitchen also has the original fireplace with a fluted pilastered overmantle. Two southern rooms to ground floor re-fitted in early C19.

Listing NGR: SK2145917882


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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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