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Astley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Astley and Dunley, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

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

Plus Code: 9C4V8P53+2J

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

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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SO 76 NE
3/26

ASTLEY CP
CHURCH LANE
Astley Hall

(Formerly listed as Astley Hall, ASTLEY CP)

II
Small country house now nursing home, dated 'S L B 1912' 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 three storey three bay centre block and two storey single bay wings with cornices, parapets and shaped gables; moulded plinth and cornices over ground and first floors, two- and three-light, mullioned and transomed windows. Outer bays of main block have two 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 two storey porch with segmental pediment and three 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 two-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 two storey pedimented porch containing a coat of arms. Extension to right has on first floor Ionic three 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 three 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 three times Prime Minister, who had lived there since 1902 and lived there until his death in 1947. The porch itself resembles that of Grafton.

Listing NGR: SO7991967762

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