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Old Fallings Hall (Our Lady and St Chad Roman Catholic School)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.6108 / 52°36'38"N

Longitude: -2.1077 / 2°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 392804

OS Northings: 301456

OS Grid: SJ928014

Mapcode National: GBR 1J8.RG

Mapcode Global: WHBFS.LMKT

Entry Name: Old Fallings Hall (Our Lady and St Chad Roman Catholic School)

Listing Date: 16 July 1949

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378507

Location: Wolverhampton, WV10

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bushbury South and Low Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Bushbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


895-1/2/74 (West side)
16/07/49 Old Fallings Hall (Our Lady and St
Chad R.C. School)
(Formerly Listed as:
St Chad's College)


House, now part of school. Early C18; possibly earlier wing
rebuilt 1840s. Attributed to F. Smith of Warwick; for Sir
William Gough. Brick with stucco and ashlar dressings; hipped
tile roof with brick stacks. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys
with attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Moulded plinth; platt
band over ground floor; top modillioned timber cornice;
Corinthian angle pilasters with entablature blocks.
Centrepiece has entrance in eared architrave with keystone;
fielded-panelled pilaster strips, frieze and consoled cornice;
6-fielded-panel door and overlight with glazing bars; window
above has eared architrave with keystone with feathers, drops
and scrolls to sides, and apron with stone panels; other
windows have rubbed brick flat arches with keystones, all have
8-pane sashes with margin lights. 2 dormers, encased at time
of resurvey (1990), and 2 panelled stacks. 4-window left
return similar; adjacent gabled wing has C17 or C18 brickwork;
return has 2 projecting chimney breasts joined over 4-centred
arch into stack with diagonal shafts; rear has gabled
projection with French window with mullioned side lights and
overlight; label mould raised over panel; return and adjacent
lights; rear of main range has 2 gabled wings with brick
cornices and varied fenestration; right return of 2 bays with
C20 school wing.
INTERIOR: hall with tall fielded panels, bolection-moulded
fireplace architrave, 8-panel doors; main stair has open
string, 3 twisted balusters to the tread, moulded handrail;
dado panelling ramped to pilasters; 2nd stair has pulvinated
close string, column-on-vase balusters, moulded handrail, to
basement a blocked 2-light mullioned window with some leaded
glazing, similar window to attic; ground floor room with
panelling as hall, door has tympanum with archivolt and key,
boxed-in fireplace; 1st floor has some cornices and simple
marble fireplaces; many shutters to windows.
A good example of an early C18 house, one of several in the
borough, with many surviving interior features.

Listing NGR: SJ9291301440

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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