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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: 1282460



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


District: City of Wolverhampton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1949

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 378621

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SO89NE VICARAGE ROAD, Penn 895-1/4/101 (North side) 16/07/49 Penn Hall


House, now part of school. Late C17 with early to mid C18 alterations and additions; interior mostly early to mid C18. Brick with ashlar dressings; hipped tile roof with brick stacks. Probably an L-plan house converted to square, with servants wing to right. Early Georgian style.2 storeys; 5-window range. Ashlar plinth and top cornice and stone-coped parapet; quoins. Windows have rubbed brick flat arches over 12-pane sashes, some with thick glazing bars; 2 small lights to right end. 2-storey porch with round-arched entrance and angle pilasters, spandrels and broken segmental pediment with late C19 sundial, architraved window above, top modillioned pediment with heraldic cartouche. 2 cross-axial stacks, one panelled. Left return symmetrical 7-window garden front has similar details; 4 ball finials to parapet, windows have keystones, 2 windows to 1st floor with altered glazing bars; entrance has eared architrave, pediment and half-glazed door. Rear has varied fenestration, some sashes with thick glazing bars and canted oriel, former entrance to right end has angle pilasters, frieze and consoled cornice; wing to left has similar details, left end entrance with open pediment; right return has gabled wing with hipped roof to left and rear wing to right, window to hall with stained glass, other windows sashed; rear wing has brick frieze and coped gable, segmental-headed windows with leaded glazing to casements and blocked entrance. INTERIOR: entrance hall has panelling said to be from Church of St Bartholomew (q.v.), bolection-moulded panels and dado rail; late C19 fireplace with painted overmantel, doors with architraves and cornices, moulded plaster ceiling. Cloakroom has Delft tiles. Room to left has some panelling and modillioned cornice, shell-vaulted niches and bolection-moulded panel over fireplace; room to right of garden front has egg and dart to cornice, Rococo fireplace with egg-and-dart to architrave, tapering pilasters with foliage and drops, enriched frieze and deep cornice; 2 doors have eared architraves, enriched Rococo friezes and cornices. Room to left has modillioned cornice, architraved windows, dado rail, architraved doors with friezes and cornices, marble fireplace with bolection-moulded architrave, frieze and modillioned cornice, Delft tiles, overmantel painting. Stair hall with bolection-moulded panelling, cornice and star vault with rich plaster wreath to lantern, open stair well now filled with C20 lift, some remaining twisted balusters to landing. First floor has doors with one large over 4 small panels; room with C17 panelling and moulded plaster frieze and ceiling, some re-used panelling, including linenfold, to fireplace. A good example of an early to mid C18 house, one of several in the borough, with fine interior features. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: P.323-4).

Listing NGR: SO8910395402

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 323-324

National Grid Reference: SO 89103 95402


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