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Upmeads and Attached Terrace Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stafford, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7986 / 52°47'54"N

Longitude: -2.1354 / 2°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 390965

OS Northings: 322344

OS Grid: SJ909223

Mapcode National: GBR 16X.DYC

Mapcode Global: WHBDT.5XDD

Entry Name: Upmeads and Attached Terrace Walls

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384028

Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Town: Stafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Rowley

Built-Up Area: Stafford

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Castle Church St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


NEWPORT ROAD (North side (off))
Upmeads and attached terrace walls


House and attached terrace walls. 1908. By Edgar Wood. Edwardian Free style.

MATERIALS: brick with ashlar dressings; flat concrete roof.

PLAN: double-depth.

EXTERIOR: Two storeys with attic; symmetrical north, entrance, front has recessed concave centre with central attic storey rising behind Recessed moulded corners; plain stone-coped parapet, enriched to centre. Entrance has ashlar surround with enriched projecting lintel with recess; plain ashlar surrounds to end entrances, that to left behind wall to kitchen court. All windows have flat-faced mullions; ground floor has three-light windows flanking entrance with four-light windows to ends; recessed centre has three-light first floor and attic windows in ashlar strip, low relief panel incorporating initials between windows; first floor has single lights flanking recess and two windows of two lights to each side. Kitchen court has two round-headed entrances with doors with slatted panels, one with round notch for ?cat.
Right return has three-light windows and full-height canted bay window to right end with 1:5:1-light windows, central ground floor window is transomed; rainwater head dated 1908. Right return has lateral stack and flanking lights to forward break to left end, four-light transomed window and inserted small-paned window to ground floor. Garden front has recessed centre, entrance with ashlar canopy and glazed door, tall ashlar panel over has tall window to first floor. Ground floor has two transomed windows of two lights to left and seven-light transomed window to right, similar first floor windows without transoms. Terrace has low stone-coped wall, central recess with opposed steps to round landing, wall behind with concave centre, projection to each end with ball finials to angles.

INTERIOR: two-storey entrance hall to garden front has groin vault, round-headed entrance with glazed door to rear, below round arched opening with balcony; room to left has concave end wall with panelling, cupboards and marble fireplace with simplified Ionic pilasters; room to right has later C17 style panelling, fireplace of two coloured marbles and radiator in wood cover; groin-vaulted corridor to rear and entrance hallwith stair rising between walls to right; three-panel doors; first floor has corridor with round end skylights; room to right with cornice and wallpaper said to be original, stylised flowers on narrow vertical stripes, marble fireplace; room to right has panelled end wall with marble fireplace; two rear rooms have relief plaster friezes and ceilings, one with corner cupboard and strapwork fireplace.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: formal garden to south and west. The house is an example of very advanced design for its date with well-preserved interior; "one of the most interesting houses of that date in the whole of England", Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SJ9096522344

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