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Eastington Hall and Barn to North West

A Grade I Listed Building in Longdon, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0415 / 52°2'29"N

Longitude: -2.248 / 2°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 383089

OS Northings: 238154

OS Grid: SO830381

Mapcode National: GBR 1HV.VX6

Mapcode Global: VH93C.ZYGB

Plus Code: 9C4V2QR2+JR

Entry Name: Eastington Hall and Barn to North West

Listing Date: 11 August 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238530

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416058

Location: Longdon, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Longdon

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Longdon

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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11-8-52 Eastington Hall and
barn to north west


Manor House apparently late C13 hall enlarged to L plan c1500, restored and doubled in
size to open court plan 1911-14. Timber-frame and plaster panels with some red brick
panels and some blue lias coursed rubble. Plain tile roofs. The principal range
faces North with a long rear wing running South from West end and a converted barn
attached at North West corner. The North front was doubled in length and a rear range
running South from the East end was added in 1911-14. The whole of the South
courtyard is of 1911-14, the rear of the original buildings having been refaced or
extended. 2 storeys. The principal range has large c16 brick stack with stone base
and shoulders, window in base of stack and short length of brick wall before large
projecting double gabled c1500 porch and crosswing. Porch bay has hipped roof,
crosswing is gabled. Apparently of two builds though similar in detail. The wing is
close-studded, the porch is close-studded with some middle rails. Both are jettied at
1st floor and wing has jet tied gable. Ground floor has exceptional carved work,
moulded posts carry brackets with carved spandrels, one each side of wing, one each
side of doorway and one under corner dragon beam. Carved foliage and rose motifs and
3 carved figures. Doorway has Tudor arched opening with fine mask carvings in
spandrels. Wing has square 12-light mullion and transom bay window. Moulded
bressumer above. First floor of porch has 6-light mullion and transom window set over
doorway. Wing has 10-light oriel with coved base, the end brackets carved. Coving
above to upper jetty, with to left and right of oriel carved Tudor arch pieces linking
to carved corner pendants. Plain bargeboards. Within porch is heavy oak door in
pointed arched surround made of 2 massive oak pieces. Original East wall chimney to
left of wing now encased by 1911-14 addition. To right of main chimney stack are 2
gables, both largely or entirely rebuilt, but shown in photographs of 1907: an inner
gable projects with carved bargeboards, jettied first floor with carved posts and
brackets to ground floor. Brick base and 12-light ground floor window, 4-light upper
window; outer gable is larger and set back with brick ground floor, bressumer on
small stone corbels, close studded 1st floor and carved bargeboards. An early C20
short link block connects with a square framed C17 barn at North West angle of house.
Barn has inserted floor, early C20 openings and large added outside stack on West
wall. Rear West range has 1911-14 gable and link to barn with blue lias stone below
timber-frame at left end. Most of West front is close studded and plaster panelled.
Rebuilt large outside range to left of stack, 3 to right. The right end is a
crosswing gabled to West and East. Tension braces, red brick panels in South wall.
Blue lias stone ground floor. The 1911-14 additions comprise on North front, to left
of original range 2 large gables one with stone ground floor, 1st floor oriel and
jettied gable the other wholly timber framed. One window range between the two
gables. Plaster panels. To left is blue lias stone range gable ended to East end.
East side is service range, mostly blue lias stone with 2 gabled bays, a circular
turret with stone tiled roof and a large outside stack before at left end being
timber-framed and plaster. The whole South courtyard is timber-frame and plaster of
1911-14. The centre range has large projecting gable over open ground floor. To left
is further open loggia, timber posts and blue lias stone rear wall. Angle to West
wing has 3-sided 1st floor window with gable over. 2 gables to West side, one of them
much renewed gable end of original rear wing crosswing. To right of central gable a
blue lias stone ground floor, timber-framed above. East wing has projecting gable,
large ridge stack and South end gable that copies the detail of the c1500 North front
Interior: the hall has 2 base cruck trusses with collar and scissor rafter roof above
dated to c1280 (F.W.B. Charles), c15 spere truss and screen. Ground floor room of
wing adjoining porch has fine c1500 moulded beams and stone fireplace, the jambs
moulded and curved out to carved heads. The house belonged to the Eastington family
from the C13 to the C15 and passed to William Bridges d 1523. Radcliffe Hall wrote
part of 'The Well of Loneliness' here c1920.

Listing NGR: SO8308938154

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