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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: BOTTS GREEN HALL

List entry Number: 1365198

Location

BOTTS GREEN HALL

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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireNorth WarwickshireDistrict AuthorityNether Whitacre

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Jan-1989

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 309405

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History

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Details

NETHER WHITACRE BOTTS GREEN SP29SW 5/91 Botts Green Hall 11/11/52 (Formerly listed as Botts Green Farm House including gate posts to forecourt) GV II* House. Dated 1593. Timber-framed on sandstone plinth, with plaster infill panels, and some brick repair work painted to imitate timber-framing; plain-tile roof; brick ridge stacks. 4-bay main range aligned north-south facing west, with a 2-bay northern cross-wing. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic. 1:2:1:1 window front. Gabled cross-wing to the left: close studded ground storey with solid triangular braces or brackets in the upper corners; the first floor has herringbone pattern bracing and a fleur-de-lys motif carved on the centre stud. The gable has quadrant bracing. Both upper floors are jettied; the lower bressumer is ogee-moulded and the upper has an ovolo-moulding. C16 eight-light windows projecting forward on bracketed sills, with leaded panes and ogee-moulded mullions and transoms; 4-pane casement to attic, probably C19. The main range displays a framing pattern similar to that of the cross-wing; large casements, probably early C20; single-storey lean-to extension in the re-entrant angle with the wing. 2-storey gabled porch to centre with sandstone ground storey. A Tudor-arched entrance has an ogee and ovolo-moulded surround, panelled spandrels, and a fluted frieze. It is flanked by a pair of pilaster strips with fleur-de-lys directly above the entrance. The roof truss has tenoned purlins and the gable is decorated with quatrefoil pattern framing, and contains a panel inscribed "A.D. MDXCIII". C16 first floor window similar to those of the wing but with ovolo-moulded mullions and transoms. Inside is a C16 battened door with moulded vertical ribs and strap hinges. The left hand return of the cross-wing retains 2 wood mullioned windows. Interior: the main entrance gives access to a stone vaulted cross passage between the backs of 2 fireplaces. The kitchen fireplace to the south is plain but the massive fireplace in the main room has a Tudor arch and a frieze with shallow pilasters carved with fleur-de-lys above fluting; a moulded shelf breaks forward over each pilaster; in the centre above the shelf is carved treble rose. This room also has a moulded and stopped ceiling beam. The north wing was originally divided into 2 rooms, a large one to the front and a small room to the rear. The former has ovolo and ogee-moulded ceiling beams. On the first floor are a stone fireplace with arched head and ceiling beams with wide chamfers. The roof over the north wing has straight wind braces. (VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, 1965, p252)

Listing NGR: SP2439692508

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947), 252

National Grid Reference: SP 24396 92508

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