Information for record number MWA145:
Merevale Hall, Merevale

Summary Merevale Hall, a house dating to the Imperial period. It is situated 600m south east of the church at Merevale.
What Is It?  
Type: House, Gatehouse, Stable
Period: Imperial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Merevale
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 29 97
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II*)
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 The Hall embodies a part of the 17th Century house, which is said to have been "partly rebuilt" in 1840. A monumental ashlar mansion of 1840 in the Elizabethan style, designed by Edward Blore. The design includes mullioned bay windows, a parapet with arabesque work, slender towers crowned with Cupolas, and a central massive square tower. The elevations are of very elaborate design and the interior is in a similar manner.
2"The most monumentally and dramatically composed of all the Warwickshire Victorian houses." It took the place of older buildings including a 7 bay house with a hipped roof dating from the 17th Century. Masonry from this is said to have been re-used by the Victorian builders.
3 The house is a valuable ingredient in the landscape. From the main London Road at Atherstone it is silhouetted on its hill top against the sky and has the appearance of a castle.
4 Archival material.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1988
Page Number: 30
Volume/Sheet: North Warwickshire
   
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A
Date: 1966
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Warwicks
   
Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Merevale Hall
Author/originator: Williams S E
Date: 1977
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Merevale Hall
Author/originator: Miss S Williams
Date: 1977
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Images:  
Gatehouse to Merevale Hall, Merevale, North Warwickshire
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
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Merevale Hall, Merevale, North Warwickshire
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A view of Merevale Hall, Merevale
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1960s
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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 CASTLE * A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall and towers etc. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument GATEHOUSE * A gateway with one or more chambers over the entrance arch; the flanking towers housing stairs and additional rooms. Use with wider site type where known. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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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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monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back
monument STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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