Information for record number MWA107:
Blyth Hall, Shustoke

Summary Blyth Hall, a house that was built during the Post Medieval period, is situated 800m south west of Blyth End.
What Is It?  
Type: House
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Shustoke
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 90
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: I)
Sites & Monuments Record
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Description

 
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1 An estate purchased by William Dugdale. The hall was built, or rebuilt shortly after purchase in 1625. In 1690 the building was refronted and remodelled, the main front is of early 18th century brick, with two stories, having 10 windows with sash frames. Also has a curved pediment over a central doorway with moulded wood eaves cornice. There are five dormers with alternately curved and pointed pediments. Internally there is a Tudor fireplace and 17th century staircase. The adjoining stable block, now garages, has curved gables. This was the home of Dugdale from 1625, until his death in 1686. He wrote most of his works here, and much of his furniture and many of his 17th century portraits remain in the house.
2 Site visit 1977.
3 Noted.
4 Noted.
 
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A
Date: 1966
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Volume/Sheet: Warwicks
   
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 4, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1947
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Volume/Sheet: 4
   
Images:  
A view of Blythe Hall, Blythe End
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1920s
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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument GARAGE * Use only for buildings which house motor vehicles. Includes garages for vehicle repair. For petrol sales use PETROL STATION. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
source LBL Listed Building List. Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a list. Buildings placed on the list are protected through various planning and conservation acts which ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them. The Listed Buildings List is compiled and maintained by English Heritage. It includes details of where the building is, when it was built, a description of its appearance, and any other special features. back
designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument WORKS * Usually a complex of buildings for the processing of raw materials. Use specific type where known. back

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