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Spode House and Attached Coachhouse, Hawkesyard Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Armitage with Handsacre, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7444 / 52°44'39"N

Longitude: -1.9027 / 1°54'9"W

OS Eastings: 406663

OS Northings: 316316

OS Grid: SK066163

Mapcode National: GBR 3BF.ZQT

Mapcode Global: WHBF9.R84W

Entry Name: Spode House and Attached Coachhouse, Hawkesyard Priory

Listing Date: 27 February 1964

Last Amended: 28 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272847

Location: Armitage with Handsacre, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Armitage with Handsacre

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Armitage St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 01 NE
6/1 Spode House and attached
coachhouse, Hawkesyard
Priory (formerly listed
27.2.64 as Spode House Hawkesyard)


Country house and coach house. 1760 for Nathaniel Lister, extended
1840 for Mrs. Spode, widow of Josiah Spode III. The C18 house is in
red brick, stuccoed to the south, and Mrs. Spode's extensions are in
rough faced ashlar; hipped slate roofs and ashlar stacks with octagonal
shafts. The C18 house faced south but this front was altered by Mrs.
Spode's extensions to the south-west. Both the original work and Mrs.
Spode's extensions are in the Gothic style. South front. 2 storeys
with moulded parapet string and crenellated parapet. 2:3:2 window front;
12-pane glazing bar sashes with returned hood moulds to the right hand
of a central canted projection. The central projection has glazing
bar sashes with Gothic tracery and 4-centered arches and has buttresses
at the angles, and a central glazed door with 4-centred arch. Slightly
higher 2-bay left-hand block with 2-light Tudor arch windows containing
ground floor fixed lights and first floor glazing bar sashes. The block
is flanked by octagonal turrets with domed caps and coronets. West
front. 2-storey, 5-bay main block to the left; glazing bar sashes with
returned hood moulds, and central lancet niches. Corner turrets with
onion-shaped domes and coronets. The 3 central bays are defined by
a pair of buttresses and a crenellated gable. The land falls away rapidly
to the right and this is occupied by the service wing: 3 storeys with
crenellated parapet; 5 window front, 12-pane glazing bar sashes with
gauged brick heads and returned hood moulds; buttresses at the bay divisions.
At the junction with the service wing and the main block is a single-
storey kitchen with diagonal buttresses and a single large window of
5 transomed lights under a segmental head. Louvre with nearly flat
hipped roof. In front of the service wing is a 2-storey octagonal chapel
with coved eaves and hipped slate roof. North front. A giant 2-storey,
3-bay loggia with 4-centred arches has been added to the house and contains
a double staircase giving access to the upper floors. Buttresses at
the bay divisions. The left hand corner is capped by an octagonal turret
with an attached 'SPODE' sign and a clock. Attached to the right is
a single-storey coach house with coach house doors to the right under
a 4-centered arch. Interior. Plaster Gothic vault in the porch. The
entrance hall has a frieze of urns and at the inner end is a pair of
columns with palmette capitals. Ornate staircase with wreathed hand
vail and cast iron balustrade. At the top of the stairs is a large
moulded Tudor arch springing from paired engaged columns with foliated
caps. Above the stair well the ceiling is panelled and has a frieze
of square fleurons with dragons in the corners. There is also a light-
well with decorative bosses and fleurons. B.o.E. p. 62.

Listing NGR: SK0666316316

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