OLD FALLINGS HALL (OUR LADY AND ST CHAD ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1201846
Date first listed:
16-Jul-1949
Date of most recent amendment:
31-Mar-1992
Statutory Address:
OLD FALLINGS HALL (OUR LADY AND ST CHAD ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL), OLD FALLINGS LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD FALLINGS HALL (OUR LADY AND ST CHAD ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL), OLD FALLINGS LANE

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

District:
City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ9280401456

Details

WOLVERHAMPTON

SJ90SW OLD FALLINGS LANE 895-1/2/74 (West side) 16/07/49 Old Fallings Hall (Our Lady and St Chad R.C. School) (Formerly Listed as: OLD FALLINGS HALL St Chad's College)

II*

House, now part of school. Early C18; possibly earlier wing rebuilt 1840s. Attributed to F. Smith of Warwick; for Sir William Gough. Brick with stucco and ashlar dressings; hipped tile roof with brick stacks. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys with attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Moulded plinth; platt band over ground floor; top modillioned timber cornice; Corinthian angle pilasters with entablature blocks. Centrepiece has entrance in eared architrave with keystone; fielded-panelled pilaster strips, frieze and consoled cornice; 6-fielded-panel door and overlight with glazing bars; window above has eared architrave with keystone with feathers, drops and scrolls to sides, and apron with stone panels; other windows have rubbed brick flat arches with keystones, all have 8-pane sashes with margin lights. 2 dormers, encased at time of resurvey (1990), and 2 panelled stacks. 4-window left return similar; adjacent gabled wing has C17 or C18 brickwork; return has 2 projecting chimney breasts joined over 4-centred arch into stack with diagonal shafts; rear has gabled projection with French window with mullioned side lights and overlight; label mould raised over panel; return and adjacent lights; rear of main range has 2 gabled wings with brick cornices and varied fenestration; right return of 2 bays with C20 school wing. INTERIOR: hall with tall fielded panels, bolection-moulded fireplace architrave, 8-panel doors; main stair has open string, 3 twisted balusters to the tread, moulded handrail; dado panelling ramped to pilasters; 2nd stair has pulvinated close string, column-on-vase balusters, moulded handrail, to basement a blocked 2-light mullioned window with some leaded glazing, similar window to attic; ground floor room with panelling as hall, door has tympanum with archivolt and key, boxed-in fireplace; 1st floor has some cornices and simple marble fireplaces; many shutters to windows. A good example of an early C18 house, one of several in the borough, with many surviving interior features.

Listing NGR: SJ9291301440

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
378507
Legacy System:
LBS

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

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Date: 13 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14576/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Garratt. Source Historic England Archive
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