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Outbuildings Immediately to the West of Wordsley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stonnall, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.628 / 52°37'40"N

Longitude: -1.9039 / 1°54'14"W

OS Eastings: 406601

OS Northings: 303366

OS Grid: SK066033

Mapcode National: GBR 3CZ.CGF

Mapcode Global: WHBFW.Q6LM

Plus Code: 9C4WJ3HW+6C

Entry Name: Outbuildings Immediately to the West of Wordsley House

Listing Date: 25 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061401

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489640

Location: Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS9

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Town: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Shenstone

Built-Up Area: Stonnall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Stonnall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Description

1908/0/10014
25-JUL-02

SHENSTONE
MAIN STREET
Outbuildings immediately to the W of Wordsley House

GV
II

Outbuilding. Late C17/early C18. Brick, mostly Flemish bond, with gabled plain tile roofs. L-plan: the main E-W range incorporates, from the E, a dovecote, stable, smithy and stable, the cross wing extending N from the W end comprising one space for the storage of vehicles; open lofted areas above, that to the cross wing used from at least the C19 as a granary.
EXTERIOR: E-W range has blank facade to S, facing onto road, and to N a 2-storey elevation with two C19 plank loft doors and, from left (E), a segmental arched plank door with overlight to dovecote, soldier arch over plank door to stable, brick elliptical-arched doorway (with early C20 2-light window) to former forge and a plank door with overlight to stable. Flight holes in E gable end. Cross-wing has double entry in south elevation and to N gable end, set under segmental arch.
INTERIOR: late C19 stalls to stables; hearth to forge; brick nesting boxes in dovecote. E-W range has collar-truss roof with raking side struts, trenched purlins and windbraces. Cross wing has 4-bay queen-strut roof with trenched purlins; steps to first-floor granary.
HISTORY: This is a complete and important example of a building associated with the inn trade, built at a critical period of economic growth in post-Restoration England. It is located just to the W of Marlais House and Wordsley House (qv), a former inn of late C17 date. It was a multi-purpose building, incorporating space for the accommodation and servicing of horses and vehicles, in addition to an area for the supply of pigeons to the table and extensive lofted areas which were partly intended for fodder and stable hands etc.

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