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Bishton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colwich, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7839 / 52°47'2"N

Longitude: -1.966 / 1°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 402392

OS Northings: 320701

OS Grid: SK023207

Mapcode National: GBR 39Z.FSJ

Mapcode Global: WHBF2.S904

Entry Name: Bishton Hall

Listing Date: 17 March 1953

Last Amended: 21 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443132

Location: Colwich, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Civil Parish: Colwich

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Colwich St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

In the entry for

SK 02 SW
2/4 Biston Hall

The entry shall be amended to read:


2385-0/2/4 Bishton Hall


Country house, now a school. Circa mid C18; extended in circa mid C19. Rendered and with
stone dressings; ashlar extensions. Hipped plain file and slate roofs with lead rolls to hips and
ridges; moulded stone cornices and blocking courses. Panelled axial stacks with moulded stone
cornices. PLAN: Double-depth house with three principal front rooms, the centre room is the
entrance hall which leads to a stairhall at the back; the 8-bay back range projects at the centre
and is wider and extends beyond the front. In circa mid C19 bow-fronted wings were added,
flanking the original front; behind the single-storey right-hand wing a large mid C19 block with
a tower on the front. Classical style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Symmetrical 2:3:2 bay south front,
the centre breaks forwards with pediment containing festooned cartouche; rusticated stone
quoins, string courses and moulded window architraves; 12-pane sashes on the ground and tint
floors, smaller 9-pane sashes on the second floor; C19 Tuscan tetrastyle stone portico to central
doorway. Flanking circa mid C19 ashlar 3-bay bow-fronted wings, 2-storeys to left and
single-storey to right, quoins, cornices and blocking courses, sash windows with moulded
architraves; behind the right-hand wing a large circa mid C19 block with a tower on the front
and 3-bay east side elevation. At rear [north], long 3-storey, 3:2:3 bay elevation with centre
projecting; C19 block projecting on left and brick service range on right. INTERIOR: C18
interior largely complete. Panelled entrance hall with niches, chimney piece and moulded
plaster ceiling. Very good open-well staircase with open string, shaped tread-ends, turned
balusters, moulded handrail rammed at corners and with wreathed curtail, panelled dado,
moulded plaster wall panels and Rococo coved ceiling with large square lantern with oculi and
ribbed ceiling; similar but larger lantern over landing. First floor chamber with bolection
panelling. Many good C18 chimney pieces complete with grates. Most of the C18 joinery is
intact including panelled doors and balustrade to cellar stairs. Mid C19 extensions have large
rooms with moulded plaster ceilings and marble chimney pieces. Complete set of servants bells
and rack in game-larder. SOURCE: Buildings of England, page 108.


Briston Hall
SK 02 SW 2/4 17.3.53


A good C18 house of irregular plan. Stone with hipped tile roof and
plastered brick stacks. Front breaks forward with pediment having heraldic
shield; 2 storeys; sash windows; 7 window front; curved wing at each end
2 storeyed on left and single storeyed on right; wide four columned
Doric porch.

Listing NGR: SK0239220701

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