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The Priests House and Atached Garden Walls and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Alton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9788 / 52°58'43"N

Longitude: -1.8918 / 1°53'30"W

OS Eastings: 407360

OS Northings: 342391

OS Grid: SK073423

Mapcode National: GBR 37R.8HN

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.XD96

Entry Name: The Priests House and Atached Garden Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 274999

Location: Alton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Alton

Built-Up Area: Alton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

ALTON C.P. CASTLE HILL ROAD (North-west side)
SK 0642-0742
13/3 The Priest's House and
3/1/67 attached garden walls and gate
piers (Formerly listed as
"The Presbytery")
Former schoolmaster's house, walls and gate piers. C17 extended and
remodelled by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin circa 1843. Ashlar with herringbone tooling, some edged; plain tile roof with crested ridge tiles and coped verges;
ashlar external end stack and lateral external stack. Aligned north-
west/south-east facing south-west; the extension is in a Vernacular
Revival style to match the original house. C17 house to the left.
C19 extension to the right with a higher ridge. C17 house: 2 storeys,
2 bays, chamfer mullioned windows, those to the ground floor have a
continuous hood mould; central gabled porch with stone slate roof and
blocked doorway with cambered arch. C19 extension: 2 storeys,
irregular facade, windows to ground and first floors left have three
4-centred arch lights beneath a square head, sunken spandrels and
returned hood moulds, similar single-light window to ground floor
right; central gabled porch with stone slate roof, 4-centred doorway
with panelled spandrels and half-glazed door; lateral chimney stack to
right of centre. Coped garden walls enclose gardens to the front and
rear; a pair of gate piers at the south east angle of the front garden
lead to the Hospital of St. John (q.v.), The Castle (q.v.), and
St. Johns Preparatory School (q.v.). They are made of rusticated
rock-faced ashlar and have pyramidal caps.

Listing NGR: SK0736242392

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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