Moat House, Sutton Coldfield

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Moat House
General information
Type House
Architectural style Jacobean
Location Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°34′3″N 1°49′18″W / 52.56750°N 1.82167°W / 52.56750; -1.82167Coordinates: 52°34′3″N 1°49′18″W / 52.56750°N 1.82167°W / 52.56750; -1.82167
Completed 1680
Owner Sutton Coldfield College
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Sir William Wilson
Awards and prizes Grade II* listed

Moat House is a Grade II* listed building[1] situated in Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. It is part of the Anchorage Road conservation area.[2]

The property was designed and built in 1680 as a mansion house by William Wilson, builder, architect and student of Sir Christopher Wren, as a home for his new wife, a wealthy local widow Jane Pudsey[3] who had previously owned Langley Hall with her first husband.

The original gatehouse or lodge, itself a Grade II listed building, and stone bridge remain but no traces of the 'moat' remain. The moat survived until 1860, until which it had to be crossed by a small stone bridge.[4] A sundial is attached to the side of the building.[5]

The property is occupied by the adjacent Sutton Coldfield College.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moat House entry on Images of England
  2. ^ Birmingham.gov.uk: Anchorage Road Conservation Area map
  3. ^ Public Sculpture of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull, George Thomas Noszlopy, 2003, Liverpool University Press (ISBN 0853238472)
  4. ^ The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield - A Commemorative History, Douglas V. Jones, 1994, Westwood Press (ISBN 0-9502636-7-2)
  5. ^ The Book of Sun-dials, Eleanor Lloyd, Horatia Katharine, Frances Eden, Alfred Gatty, 1900, G. Bell
  6. ^ Sutton Coldfield College: International Students