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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: 1172767



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

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wolverley and Cookley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157141

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WOLVERLEY & COOKLEY CP WOLVERLEY SO 87 NW 6/149 Wolverley House 20.10.52 GV II* Shown on OS as Knight House. Country house, now flats. Mid-C18 with some mid-C20 extensions and late C20 alterations. Brick with stone dressings and tile roof. Entrance (west) front: three storeys, brick coped parapet, modillioned stone cornice, stone coped verges, ashlar quoins. Seven windows: 15-pane sashes under rubbed brick heads with keystones and stone sills. Second floor with 6-pane sashes. Central entrance has stone doorcase with engaged Droic columns and pediment. A contemporary service wing to left extended forwards in mid-C20, to right a wing of 1930s. Garden (east) front: three storeys, central break forward pedimented, modillioned stone eaves cornice, ashlar quoins to corners. Two plus one plus two windows: central window Venetian with stone architrave, flanking windows with stone architraves and consoles to stone sills. All are 15-pane sashes. Second floor with 6-pane sashes with a central Diocletian window. Central entrance in Venetian pattern. Projecting wings on each side with three semi-circular headed niches. Interior: staircase has iron twist balusters and carved tread ends. (BoE, p 292; Reid, P: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, 1980, p 214).

Listing NGR: SO8301779619

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 292
Reid, P, 'Burkes and Savills Guide to Country Houses' in Herefordshire Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire, , Vol. 2, (1980), 214

National Grid Reference: SO 83017 79619


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