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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.

Name: CORLEY HALL AND ATTACHED WALL AND GATEPIERS

List entry Number: 1034864

Location

CORLEY HALL AND ATTACHED WALL AND GATEPIERS, ROCK LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireNorth WarwickshireDistrict AuthorityCorley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 308909

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

CORLEY ROCK LANE SP3085 (West side) 20/5 Corley Hall and attached wall 11/11/52 and gatepiers - II* House. Early Clb with C17 and later additions and alterations. Timber-frame covered with roughcast render. Plain-tile roof and brick stacks. H-plan with gabled cross-wing: C17 extension at rear of NE cross-wing. 2 storeys and attic. Entrance doorway to cross-passage under a plain rendered porch set in the angle of the main range with the NE cross-wing: C20 door. Late C19 3-light casement windows to both floors of main range on left of porch and one similar to each floor of gable wall of NE cross-wing. Late C19 canted bay window to gable wall of SW cross-wing. On NE side of NE cross-wing an early C16 oak 4-centred arched doorhead. Interior: moulded bridging beams, some on carved brackets, over ground floor; chamfered bridging beams on first floor. Room on ground floor in SW cross-wing has a mid to late C16 fireplace wood surround with carved side pilasters and arches carved with foliage. Above a bracketed cornice 3 panels carved with serpentine monsters. Window casement in the same room contains stained glass panel with royal arms: late C17 or early C18. Late C17 staircase: square newel posts with turned knobs, turned balusters. In a first floor room some late C16 or early C17 panelling: Square fielded panels except for frieze of top panels which contain a set of early C16 carvings, possibly brought in; 8 are carved with heads which may be portraits, 6 are smaller heads in medallions and 3 are conventional heads and a cherub with a scroll. Other rooms have C18 panelling, doors, and a C16 door with original strap hinges. Several bays of roof have cambered collar ties and windbraced purlins. Adjoining front courtyard with C18 red brick gatepiers with moulded stone cornice which support stone pedestals surmounted by carved griffins or wolves heads. (VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p58; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p243)

Listing NGR: SP3046685724

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Doubleday, AH and Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Warwick - Date: 1947 - Volume: 4 - Page References: 58
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Wedgwood, A - Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire - Date: 1966 - Page References: 243

National Grid Reference: SP 30466 85724

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