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Throwley Old Hall Remains

A Grade II* Listed Building in Waterhouses, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0698 / 53°4'11"N

Longitude: -1.8363 / 1°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 411066

OS Northings: 352516

OS Grid: SK110525

Mapcode National: GBR 36N.JKB

Mapcode Global: WHCDX.R3RG

Entry Name: Throwley Old Hall Remains

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275187

Location: Waterhouses, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, DE6

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Waterhouses

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Calton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SK 15 SW

Throwley Old Hall remains




Remains of a large house, Early C16 with later alterations and
additions. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings;
ashlar lateral external stack. Rectangular plan house aligned north-
east/south-west with roughly square projecting tower attached to the
north-east corner, there were formerly further buildings to the north-
east and to the north-west. South-east front: main house to left of
2 storeys and gable-lit attic, 3 storey tower to the right, roughly 4
bays altogether. Main house: large full-height breach to the left
with the foundations of a square porch in front, probably the principal
entrance, central projecting chimney stack, the right hand bay is
recessed and has C16 windows, the ground-floor window has 2 ogee arch
lights and the first-floor window 3 Tudor arch lights, both have sunken
spandrels and deeply chamfered surrounds. Tower: partly obscured by
vegetation at time of resurvey (July 1985), remains of a second-floor
window with Tudor arch lights and sunken spandrels. Left hand return
of tower has a Tudor arch doorway to the left and 3-light windows with
Tudor arch lights and sunken spandrels to ground floor right and first
and second floor centre; moulded first-floor band and parapet band.
An attached wall, recessed to the right has a window of 3 Tudor arch
lights and sunken spandrels. North-west front 3 blocked Tudor arch
doorways, one to right of centre and 2 to left of centre, immediately
to the right of the former and to the left of the latter are traces
of the bonding of former projecting walls with horizontal line above
suggesting a former wing covered by a lean-to roof. South-west gable:
Jambs of central ground-floor and first-floor windows survive on each
side of a full height breach. North-east gable: main house to right,
tower to left. House: central ground floor doorway with square head
and chamfered surround, C17 3-light mullioned window to ground floor
right with rebated and double ogee-moulded surround and mullions,
central C16 windows of 4 lights to first floor with Tudor arch lights,
sunken spandrels and deeply chamfered surround, central single-light
attic window; 3 bands above eaves level with rows of square holes
over each. Tower: linked to main house by a narrow recess containing
a ground floor Tudor arch loop; square buttress to right hand corner
surmounted by an octagonal turret with moulded parapet band and small
loop to the right complete with rebated surround and returned hood
mould; 2-storey breach to left of buttress, second-storey window above
with 2 Tudor arch lights and sunken spandrels. Set back to the left
of the tower is the inside face of the wall containing a 3-light window
already mentioned under the south-east front. On the left hand
return of the buttress at first floor level is a Tudor arch door.
Interior: main house: south-east wall has a roughly central C16
ground-floor fireplace remodelled and reduced in size in the C17, the
original fireplace had a chamfered surround and panelled spandrels, in
the C17, ogee-moulded jambs were inserted, the moulding continued around
the now fragmentary lintel; massive first floor fireplace above with
Tudor arch head, panelled spandrels and double ogee-moulded surround;
C17 first-floor doorway to the left with ovolo-moulded surround, formerly
leading to the first floor of the south-east tower, blocked ground-floor
doorway to the left leading from the south-east tower; inserted chimney
stack in south-east corner with 2 C17 fireplaces, the ground-floor fire-
place has a shouldered lintel and a hollow chamfered surround, the
first-floor fireplace has a very shallow Tudor arch. South-east Tower:
incorporates a square garderobe turret which was entered from the ground
floor and first floor of the main house by doors which were blocked by
the insertion of the south-east corner chimney stack, the south-west wall
of the tower is built against the blocked doorway already mentioned which
led into the main house. The north-west corner of the tower has a C17
second floor fireplace with 3-centred head and panelled spandrels, to
the right of it is a doorway which leads into the octagonal turret.
The site is littered with fragments of moulded stonework. Throwley Old
Hall was the home of the Meverell family, it is scheduled as an A.M.
B.O.E. p. 281.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/01/2016.

Listing NGR: SK1106652516

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