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Little Aston Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Shenstone, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6015 / 52°36'5"N

Longitude: -1.8723 / 1°52'20"W

OS Eastings: 408743

OS Northings: 300424

OS Grid: SK087004

Mapcode National: GBR 3D7.TQK

Mapcode Global: WHCH1.6VNZ

Plus Code: 9C4WJ42H+J3

Entry Name: Little Aston Hall

Listing Date: 29 October 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272660

Location: Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B74

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Shenstone

Built-Up Area: Sutton Coldfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Little Aston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Description

SK 00 SE SHENSTONE C.P. ALDRIDGE ROAD
(south side)
Little Aston

8/47 Little Aston Hall
29.10.75
- II


Country house. Early C18, rebuilt c.1790 by James Wyatt and 1857-9
by Edward Payne for Colonel Swynfen Parker Jervis. Sandstone ashlar
rusticated and vermiculated to ground floor and quoins; flat roof on
cornice invisible behind balustraded parapets; massive corniced ashlar
side stacks. Large plan of central block and flanking pavilions in an
Italianate style. Entrance front: centre block of 3 storeys and 2,3,2
bays; top floor has glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds with segmental
heads and balustraded aprons; first floor has segmental pediment heads on
consoles to outer pairs of bays and semicircular shell heads to centre
trio, all with deep mullioned and transomed casements and balustered
aprons; ground floor again with mullioned and transomed windows with
keystone heads. Central single-storey, balustraded porch (almost a
porte cochere) with triglyph frieze and 6 columns to front, paired
at extremities; central entrance with part-glazed door. Flanking pavilions
of two storeys (almost to height of three) and three bays; round arch
plate glass sashes to first floor with fretted aprons; ground floor
mullioned and transomed windows with keyed heads. Plain side elevations
and garden elevation of very similar appearance to entrance side but
without the portico. Interior: the building is now divided into individual
units and much of the elaborate decorative scheme reset or removed.
The entrance hall remains intact with linenfold panelling up to ceiling
level and strapwork plaster ceiling. The staircase has been replaced.
S. Shaw, History of Staffordshire, ii, 1801, p.52 with engraving;
H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, London, 1978,
p.949; B.O.E., p.196 , pl.89.


Listing NGR: SK0874300424

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