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Harvington Hall

Hob Uid: 116450
Location :
Worcestershire
Wyre Forest
Chaddesley Corbett
Grid Ref : SO8775274433
Summary : Moated country house with probable 14th/15th century core. Originally a timber framed manor house. Refaced and substantially remodelled in the 16th century with the incorporation of priest holes. Further refaced in the 18th century. There is a malthouse and a chapel to the west and a bridge across the moat to the south. As well as the moat the awer features include the remains of a group of fishponds. The house is listed grade I, the chapel, malthouse, and south bridge are listed grade II. The moat and fishponds are scheduled.
More information : (SO 8775 7443) Harvington Hall (NAT) Moat (NR) (1)

Harvington Hall, near Chaddesley Corbett, was originally a
timber-framed building on a sandstone foundation, standing in a homestead moat. Fifteenth century pottery has been recovered from the moat which was cleared in 1931 and a retaining wall built on the south bank.

The oldest part of the house is the low range forming the middle of the east side. See AO:60:326:5 . The house was fairly certainly rebuilt between 1569 and 1578, those parts of the earlier house which were retained (dating to the 15th, if not the 14th c.) being encased in brick. It was added to in 1701 and restoration carried out from 1931 onwards. (2)

The Hall is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and is open to the public. See plans and photograph - AO/60/326/3-5

The house is as described and as shown in AO/60/326/4 & 5.

The moat is waterfilled and well preserved. (3)

Harvington Hall and malthouse. Grade I. The house dates from the 14-15th century and was enlarged in Tudor times. It contains more Roman Catholic priests' hiding holes than any other house in England and a considerable number of interior wall paintings. It must have been one of the largest and most important houses in Worcestershire. (4-5)

Three probable fishponds associated with the Manor house are shown to NW of the moat (See AO:60:326:7) (SO 87527458; SO 87587457; SO 8766 7452) (6)
No change since report of 17 8 62.Of the three fishponds (6), the upper pond, nearest to the Hall, has been obliterated by the recent construction of another pond. Of the two other ponds, there are only slight traces of a pond-bay about 25.0m long, 0.2m high on its south east side and 0.6m high on the lower north west side at SO 87547461. (7)

Harvington Hall Grade 1 (see list for details) (8)

Additional reference. (9-10)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Harvington Hall 1953 plans, photos (C Hussey)
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Source Number : 11
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 12-Mar-98
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 TPW 17-AUG-62
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Kidderminster Rural District, Provisional List, 1956
Page(s) : 6
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Source Number : 5
Source : Worcestershire
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Plan of the Parish and Manor of Chaddesley Corbett 1745-46
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 DJC 28-JAN-76
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Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Wyre Forest, Hereford and Worcester, 18-MAR-87
Page(s) : 15-17
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Vol(s) : 1805
Source Number : 9
Source : Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham Archaeological Society transactions, excursions and reports
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Vol(s) : 62, 1938
Source Number : 10
Source : British Archaeological Report (BAR) British series
Source details : Medieval Fish, Fisheries and Fishponds in England BAR 1988
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Vol(s) : 182(ii)

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 14th/15th century
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Manor House, Moat, Fishpond, Timber Framed House
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : remodled 16th century
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Country House, Priest Hole
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 17th century
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Malt House, Bridge
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Refaced 18th century
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : circa 1743
Monument End Date : 1753
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : rebuilt circa 1823
Monument End Date : 1833
Monument Start Date : 1813
Monument Type : Roman Catholic Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : alterations mid 19th century
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1832
Monument Type : Malt House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : alterations mid 20th century
Monument End Date : 1966
Monument Start Date : 1932
Monument Type : Malt House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : restored 1947
Monument End Date : 1947
Monument Start Date : 1947
Monument Type : Roman Catholic Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WT 42
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : HW 299
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 30008
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 157015
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 157016
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 157017
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 157018
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 94930
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 110975
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 87 SE 2
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 867212
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, CITY OF HEREFORD ARCHAEOLOGY UNIT
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 87 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-08-17
End Date : 1962-08-17
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 87 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1976-01-28
End Date : 1976-01-28
Associated Activities : Primary, HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2001-01-01
End Date : 2001-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THE MALTHOUSE, HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, HARVINGTON HALL MALTHOUSE
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT HARVINGTON HALL
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31