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More House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.596 / 52°35'45"N

Longitude: -2.1704 / 2°10'13"W

OS Eastings: 388555

OS Northings: 299811

OS Grid: SO885998

Mapcode National: GBR 13F.1S

Mapcode Global: WHBFY.M0PP

Plus Code: 9C4VHRWH+9R

Entry Name: More House

Listing Date: 3 February 1977

Last Amended: 31 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206135

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378427

Location: Tettenhall Wightwick, Wolverhampton, WV6

County: Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Tettenhall Wightwick

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tettenhall Regis

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SJ8899NE HAYWOOD DRIVE, Tettenhall
895-1/10/126 (North side)
03/02/77 More House
(Formerly Listed as:
Gorsty Hayes Cottage)


House, said to be originally hunting lodge, now presbytery to
Catholic church of St Thomas of Canterbury. C16 or early C17;
alterations c1866. Painted brick with timber-framed cross wing
with square framing, and tile-hung gable to kitchen wing; tile
roof and brick stack. 2-storey range has cross wing with
full-height hall to left with single-storey kitchen wing to
left end. Windows mostly casements with leaded glazing; 2
small lights to kitchen wing; hall has wooden-mullioned window
of 4 lights with 2 transoms and decorative leaded glazing; bow
window with lean-to roof to cross wing, 1st floor and attic
window above; small end windows; entrance to right return of
wing has canopy in angle and panelled door; gable-end stack
and cross-axial stack to kitchen wing. Rear similar: hall has
bay window under catslide roof with 4-lights and transom,
light to right return; gabled dormer above. Left return has
lean-to outshut; 2 small lights and gabled canopy to entrance.
INTERIOR: chamfered beams and exposed joists; entrance hall
has dado panelling; doors with C17 relief panels of figures
etc; hall has large fireplace with attached wood columns and
C17 panels, turned balusters to low gallery above, called the
minstrel's gallery; richly moulded doorcases; spiral stair to
rear of cross wing. House owned in C19 by Col. Thorneycroft of
Tettenhall Towers (q.v.), who installed C17 reliefs and other

Listing NGR: SO8855599811

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

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