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Astley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Astley and Dunley, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3076 / 52°18'27"N

Longitude: -2.2959 / 2°17'45"W

OS Eastings: 379919

OS Northings: 267762

OS Grid: SO799677

Mapcode National: GBR 0CC.8CK

Mapcode Global: VH926.582B

Entry Name: Astley Hall

Listing Date: 27 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152254

Location: Astley and Dunley, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, DY13

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Astley and Dunley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Astley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


3/26 Astley Hall


- II

Small country house now nursing home, dated on porch but probably
dates from mid-C19 with early C20 additions. Ashlar with slate roof. Main
block and link to L-shaped stable wing. Jacobean facade; a 3-storey 3-bay centre
block and 2-storey single bay wings with cornices, parapets and shaped gables;
moulded plinth and cornices over ground and first floors, 2- and 3-light,
mullioned and transomed windows. Outer bays of main block have 2-storey angled
bay windows with open parapets, outer bays of wings with slight forward breaks;
gables of outer bays have small architraved vents, gables of centre bays have
keyed wreaths; central 2-storey porch with segmental pediment and 3 Ionic columns
to first floor; semi-circular headed doorway with rusticated arch to head formed
with jewelled blocks and Ionic motif above keystone, similar around windows to
sides. Porch flanked by 2-light transomed window and Ionic pilasters; band of
strapwork and jewelled ornament form aprons to first floor. To the right a
Tudor arched garden entrance with finials and brackets. To left slightly later
cross-gabled extension with clock and also slightly later brick stable range
with stone dressings. Right hand return has triangular plan bay window. Garden
front is slightly plainer with 2-storey pedimented porch containing a coat of
arms. Extension to right has on first floor Ionic 3-bay loggia with arched
central bay below a gable, further extension to right terminates in rendered
pavilion possibly concealing water tower with a short arcade of 3 rounded
arches. Grouped chimneys with decorative shafting. Interior entrance lobby
has Jacobean strapwork ceiling. Date of 1912 on porch refers to the date of
the final acquisition of the house and additions to it by Stanley Baldwin
(1867 - 1947) MP and 3 times Prime Minister, who had lived there since 1902
and lived there until his death in 1947. The porch itself resembles that of
Grafton. (BoE, p 73; VCH, Vol IV, p 231; My Father, The True Story, A W Baldwin

Listing NGR: SO7991967762

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