Merevale Hall, Merevale

Description of this historic site

Merevale Hall, a house dating to the Imperial period. It is situated 600m south east of the church at Merevale.

Notes about this historic site

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.

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