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Listed Building record MDR4416 - Tea Rooms at Melbourne Hall, Blackwell Lane, Melbourne

Type and Period (4)

  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Stuart to 21st Century - 1700 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Victorian to 21st Century - 1900 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Stuart to Victorian - 1700 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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Tea rooms at Melbourne Hall, Blackwell Lane, Melbourne, an early 18th century complex. From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE 6/61 (East Side) 10.11.67 Tea Rooms to north of Melbourne Hall and attached walls GV I Laundry, now tea rooms, and attached walls. Early C18 with C19 addition and minor later alterations. Probably built by William Cooke of Walcot for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall, at the same time as the remodelling of the garden by Royal Gardeners to Queen Anne, London and Wise. Rubble stone with ashlar dressings, quoins and wide first floor band. Steeply pitched plain tile roof with brick gable stacks and stone coped gables on plain kneelers. Red brick addition with tiled roof. Tea rooms have two storeys and seven bays, plus single storey addition to east. Ground floor has five small paned timber cross windows in raised plain surrounds with raised keystones and two doorcases with similar surrounds, one between the eastern two windows and the other between the western two windows. Both doorcases have C20 glazed doors and small pane overlights. The first floor band immediately over the ground floor lintels is slightly raised over each keystone and over the corners of each opening. Above there are seven similar cross windows to those below, three of which are blocked but still have the timber mullions and transoms. To centre is a cement circle with the date '1710' inscribed on it. Interior is very simple with inglenooks to either end of ground floor room. Attached to east side is a C19 single storey cowshed which has been partly incorporated into the tea rooms and attached to either side of the C18 building are flanking walls, that to west late C18 and red brick and that to east, probably early C18 and stone rubble. Both walls have plain stone copings. Listing NGR: SK3899425064.' (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 38994 25064 (point)

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Aug 2 2023 1:54PM

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