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Aston Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8386 / 52°50'18"N

Longitude: -3.003 / 3°0'10"W

OS Eastings: 332530

OS Northings: 327253

OS Grid: SJ325272

Mapcode National: GBR 75.T918

Mapcode Global: WH89X.VX58

Plus Code: 9C4RRXQW+CQ

Entry Name: Aston Hall

Listing Date: 8 October 1959

Last Amended: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255644

Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Maesbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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6/168 Aston Hall



Country house, latterly hospital then school, now reverted to domestic
use. 1789-93 with later additions (now demolished) and extensive late C20
alterations. By Robert Mylne for Revd. J. R. Lloyd, reputedly to drawings
by James Wyatt. Sandstone ashlar, low-pitched slate hipped roof
almost concealed by eaves parapet with stone stacks in roof slope to
left and right. Greek Revival style displaying French influence;
present L-plan formed by demolition of rear portion of C18 house and of
late C19 yellow brick service ranges to north and east. 2 storeys,
moulded eaves cornice and cill band; west front: 3:1:3 bays, centre
flanked by attached fluted giant Ionic columns and pilasters; corner
pilasters with oval swagged medallions and round-headed niches on
ground floor; glazing bar sashes throughout, those on ground floor
mainly late C20 replacements; central entrance, which formerly had
late C19 Doric porch (demolished c.1980), now has late C20 glazed
doors with plain segmental tympanum; south front: of 3 bays, each bay
divided by pilasters with decoration identical to that on corner pilasters
of west front; tripartite glazing bar sashes to ground floor with
plain segmental tympana; north front: of 2 bays is entirely a late
C20 reconstruction, render over brick scored in imitation of ashlar
with tripartite sash windows to ground floor; back wall: formerly
an internal wall also has late C20 glazing bar sashes inserted and a
C19 Doric porch brought from Kilhendre Hall, Dudleston (now demolished).
Interior: considerably altered late C20 but retains a large number of
original features, the most notable of which is the main staircase
starting in one flight and returning in two with fine cast-iron balustrade
and galleried landing but with cupola and octagonal lantern removed;
opening off the entrance hall, which has a late C20 round-arched fibreglass
colonnade in front of staircase, are two 3-bay rooms with restrained
Grecian stucco friezes and original and early C19 carved marble fireplaces;
upstairs the fireplaces are mainly C19 or later but many are said to
retain their original cast-iron grates, panelled doors throughout. The
house is set in a fine park with a large lake immediately to west.
B.O.E., pp. 64-5; Colvin 949.

Listing NGR: SJ3253027253

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