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Latitude: 52.1189 / 52°7'7"N
Longitude: -2.0799 / 2°4'47"W
OS Eastings: 394626
OS Northings: 246731
OS Grid: SO946467
Mapcode National: GBR 2JM.2ZB
Mapcode Global: VH938.W0TH
Plus Code: 9C4V4W9C+H2
Entry Name: Pershore Hall
Listing Date: 30 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104235
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474550
Location: Pershore, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR10
Civil Parish: Pershore
Built-Up Area: Pershore
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Pershore
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
Tagged with: Building
SO9446 MOUNT PLEASANT
648-1/4/177 Pershore Hall
Country house now divided into flats. 1862 with later
alterations. By Whitfield Dawkes, for the Humphries family.
Red brick with blue brick diaperwork and limestone ashlar
dressings. Hipped Welsh-slate roofs with brick stacks
concealed behind parapets.
PLAN: roughly square on plan with entrances to NE and SE
elevations and one other decorative elevation to SW.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. In Jacobethan style having deep plinth;
moulded string courses; quoined angles and surrounds;
mullioned windows, some transomed, with hoodmoulds; ornate
roofscape with decorative parapets, turrets, spires and
SE elevation: 5 bays, that at centre breaking forward below
taller gable; at each end, a 3-stage polygonal turret with
embattled conical cap. Outer bays have cross-windows with
moulded surrounds and hoodmoulds, those on ground floor
incorporating decorative relief panels as keystones and with
figurative stops to hoodmoulds.
Central bay has 1st-floor oriel window with tiered pyramidal
roof surmounted by decorative finial and flanked by narrow
lancets; remodelled door and brick surround.
Stepped brick parapet with moulded stone coping and decorative
stone panels on either side of taller central gable which has
4 stone spirelets with decorative iron finials.
NE elevation: gabled entrance-bay breaks forward and has two
large pointed-arched stair-windows with mullions, transoms,
hoodmoulds, decorative stops and coloured glass; 2-storey
bay-window with tiered pyramidal roof; further 3-pane lights
and decorative external chimney; stone parapet with quatrefoil
SW elevation: 5 asymmetrical bays with plainer 3-bay wing
projecting on left. Gableted right-hand bay, flanked by
turrets, has 2-storey canted bay-window with pyramidal stone
roof. Near-central gabled bay projects and has 1st-floor
window of 4 stepped lights, those at centre under pointed
arch; moulded pointed-arched doorway (now window) below.
Further doorway to bay 4 and a stepped 3-light window on each
floor, that on ground floor with pointed-arched lights and
decorative spandrels. Openwork parapet with cusped panels;
spirelets to central gable; decorative external chimney
between left-hand bays.
INTERIOR: northern entrance-hall has pointed-arch arcade with
heavily-ordered arches, stiff-leaf capitals, stiff-leaf
ceiling cornice, stone staircase with decorative wrought-iron
balusters, and decorative 9-panel doors.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was built for the Humphries family,
who were machine-makers, on the site of a former farm.
Whitfield Dawkes was also the architect of Cirencester
Listing NGR: SO9462646731
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