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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: 1177499



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Norton in Hales

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Feb-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 05-Jun-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 260434

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6/128 Tunstall Hall (formerly 10.2.59 list as Tunstall Hall Girls School)


Small country house now old peoples' home. Circa 1732. Red brick with painted sandstone dressings. 2-span hipped plain tile roof. Double-pile plan. 3 storeys. Chamfered stone plinth, flat string course between ground and first floors, first-floor cill string, moulded stone cornice and parapet (rebuilt or repointed in C20) with stone coping. 4 brick stacks with stone copings, 2 to front, one to left-hand side, and one to rear. North-west (entrance) front: 9 bays; glazing bar sashes, those to second floor with moulded architrave , to first floor with lugged moulded architrave, frieze and cornice, and to ground floor with bracketed cill, lugged moulded architrave, frieze and triangular pediment. Central pair of doors with 4 raised and fielded panels and stone doorcase consisting of moulded architrave, hollow-panelled pilaster strips, frieze and console brackets supporting segmental pediment. 3 stone steps up to doors with flanking plain wrought-iron railings. Right-hand return front: 1:3 bays, ground-and first-floor glazing bar sashes to right with stone cills and gauged-brick heads with raised stone keystones. Full-height canted bay to right with recessed segmental sections at angles between straight sections to front and sides. Glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and lintels (ground-floor sashes extending to floor level). Lead downpipe in angle to right with plain lead rainwater head. 5 bay left-hand return front with second-floor keyed glazing bar sashes. South-east (garden) front: 9 bays; glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and gauged-brick heads with raised keystones (ground-floor sashes extending to floor level). Central pair of French casements with 6- pane rectangular overlight and Gibbs surround,5-part keystone, pulminated frieze and triangular pediment. 6 red sandstone steps up to door. Service block to north-east: early C19. Two storeys. Coped parapet. 2-span roof with pairs of brick ridge stacks and external brick end stacks. 5 bays to front and 3 bays to rear; glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and slightly segmental glazing bar sashes. Interior: mainly early C20, some rooms redecorated in the mid-C19. Entrance hall: full-height square room, articulated by 2 implied orders. Ground-floor triglyph frieze with guttae and alternating paterae and other motifs including buchrania, trophies etc., and moulded cornice. Raised and fielded first- floor panelling above and enriched upper frieze with bead and reel and other ornament, and a modillion cornice with egg and dart enrichment and alternating paterae. Ceiling has oval panel with bold guilloche ornament and central rose with acanthus ornament. First-floor gallery to rear with turned balusters and panelled square dies, panelled soffit with egg and dart enrichment, and triglyph frieze to front, supported at each end on Doric pilasters. Ground-floor frieze continued into corridors beyond hall. 3 ground-floor doors at rear and doorways at each end of gallery. Windows with moulded architraves, those to first floor with enriched mouldings and panels between and beneath. Ground-floor shutters with raised and fielded panels. Fireplace to left with heavy eared stone architrave and panel above with quadrant corners; chimney- breast with double-quirked corners. Main staircase to right of hall: C18. Four flights around square well with landings, open string with cut brackets, 2 turned balusters per tread (some C20 replacements), moulded handrail and wreathed foot newel with symmetrical vase-shaped newel post. Panelled plaster soffit. Inserted mid-C19 staircase to left of entrance hall. Left-hand ground-floor front room: mainly mid-C19. Dado rail with Greek key ornament and moulded cornice. Fireplace with reeded surround. Elliptical-arched niche with panelled reveals, moulded architrave and continuous impost band with swags. Left-hand ground-floor rear (dinding) room: mainly mid-C19. Enriched plaster frieze with anthemion and palmette ornament; 3-panelled ceiling divided by wide bands of vive trails with acanthus edging. C19 marble fireplace surround. Central ground-floor rear room: C19 Jacobean-style panelling with fluted frieze. Mid-C19 marble fireplace surround. Ground-floor right-hand end room: bay segmental on inside (see exterior). Enriched plaster frieze with egg and dart ornament and soffit with scrollwork. Central ceiling panel with acanthus edging and central plaster rose with scrollwork; outer band with square panels, each with central patera and anthemion border. Mid-C19 marble fireplace. Each doorway with lugged architrave, frieze and cornice. 6-panelled doors throughout with moulded architraves and windows with panelled shutters. First-floor rooms not inspected. Tunstall hall stands within a small wooded park. B.o.E., p. 305.

Listing NGR: SJ6905835368

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 305

National Grid Reference: SJ 69058 35368


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