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COMPTON HALL AND ADJOINING FORMER STABLE BLOCK

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.

Name: COMPTON HALL AND ADJOINING FORMER STABLE BLOCK

List entry Number: 1205633

Location

COMPTON HALL AND ADJOINING FORMER STABLE BLOCK, COMPTON ROAD

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

County:

District: City of Wolverhampton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Mar-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378390

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History

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Details

WOLVERHAMPTON

SO89NE COMPTON ROAD 895-1/4/53 (South side) 15/11/76 Compton Hall and adjoining former stable block (Formerly Listed as: (South side) Compton Hall)

GV II

House, now hospice. c1845 with later alterations. By Edward Banks, with interior design work by William Morris and Co, 1895-6. Brick with ashlar dressings, later stuccoed to 3 main elevations; hipped slate roof. Double-depth plan. Italianate style. 2 storeys; 3-window range with recessed centre. Plain plinth; 1st floor sill band; dentilled cornice and wide eaves; rusticated quoin strips. Windows have shouldered architraves and 4-pane horned sashes, those to ground floor with keystones, those to 1st floor with eared architraves. Central round-headed entrance has panelled pilasters and archivolt, triple keystone and recessed half-glazed door; several cross-axial stacks. Left return similar, but with 2 large end bow windows with 3 architraved horned sashes of 24 panes to left; cornices and balustrades; 1st floor has 2 round windows. Rear has 24-pane sash to ground floor; round-headed stair window with small-panes sash over entrance with side light; inserted entrance and C20 1st floor extension on stilts to left. Right return is plain 5-window range, windows with wedge lintels over 12-pane sashes. Stable wing has later alterations and opposed segmental-headed cart entrances; tile hung jettied 1st floor; timber lantern. INTERIOR: rooms decorated by Morris and Co; through-passage hall has stone flagging and deal panelling, cornice with egg-and-dart, architraved doors, stair with symmetrical balusters; rooms to left of interest: front room has oak-grained deal panelling and dentilled cornice, fireplace with Ionic columns, embossed paper to ceiling; study has shelving, walnut panelling, fireplace with de Morgan tiles; Stephen Morton room to rear has oak panelling, fireplace with Doric columns, tiles and flanking shelving, walls originally had Burne-Jones' Holy Grail tapestries, now in Birmingham City Art Gallery, painted ceiling. Morris is said to have designed his last wallpaper for this house, which he called "Compton". (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.326).

Listing NGR: SO8843698693

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 326

National Grid Reference: SO 88436 98693

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