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Stowe House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6895 / 52°41'22"N

Longitude: -1.8194 / 1°49'9"W

OS Eastings: 412307

OS Northings: 310213

OS Grid: SK123102

Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.8V7

Mapcode Global: WHCGP.0NXK

Entry Name: Stowe House

Listing Date: 6 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382697

Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


1094-1/1/248 (East side)
06/03/70 Stowe House


House, now training centre. 1750s with early-mid C19 and C20
additions. For Elizabeth Aston. Brick with ashlar dressings;
hipped slate roof with brick stacks. L-plan with later wings.
Early Georgian style.
3 storeys and basement; symmetrical 5-window range; central
forward break. Moulded stone coping to brick basement and top
modillioned timber cornice and stone-coped brick parapet;
quoins. Entrance has Ionic aedicule with pulvinated frieze to
entablature and segmental pediment, paired 3-fielded-panel
doors. Basement windows have rubbed brick flat arches over
6-pane horned sashes; upper windows have sills and architraves
to 2/4-pane sashes, 4-pane sashes to 2nd floor; central
windows have eared architraves, that to 1st floor with scrolls
to shoulders.
Left return has lean-to outshut with 4/8-pane sash and 12-pane
sash; 1950s additions. Rear has wing projecting to right with
canted end and cornice; end has architraved windows, tall
ground-floor windows have 8-pane sashes, 1st-floor windows
have 2/4-pane sashes.
Rear has segmental-headed entrance with 2-light leaded window
over segmental hood and fanlight over half-glazed door, tall
sashed stair window above. Hipped wing to right with bowed
window to ground floor, 1st floor window with Venetian sash
and 2nd floor sashed Diocletian window; smaller gabled wing to
left. Large early C20 wing to left has brick and ashlar
pilasters and modillioned cornice; hipped tile roof. Windows
with rubbed brick flat arches and 12-pane and 8-pane horned
INTERIOR: hall has richly moulded cornice; open well stair has
cut string with moulded tread ends, twisted-column-on-vase
balusters, twisted column newels and moulded ramped and
wreathed handrail, upper flight has baluster-on-vase
balusters; eared architraves to 6-fielded-panel doors. Room to
left has rich ceiling; panelled dado; 2 niches with enriched
spandrels flank fireplace, one with door, one with glazed
cupboard door; friezes to doorcases. Room to right has
cornice. Room to rear left has beams with guilloche moulding;
room to right wing has rich foliate cornice.
The home from 1770-1 of Thomas Day, eccentric author of
'Sandford and Merton', and also for some time of Maria
Edgeworth. A fine mid Georgian house retaining many good
interior features.
(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade MW:
Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: 71; The Lichfield Guides (leaflets):
Nicholls G: Literary Lichfield: Lichfield: 1981-).

Listing NGR: SK1230710213

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