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Staffordshire Moorlands (District Authority)
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SJ 88444 56391



1915-0/7/10013 Knypersley Hall


House. Circa early-mid C18; reduced and remodelled C19. Roughcast brick. Slate hipped roof with lead rolls to hips and ridge. Brick axial stacks. PLAN: The original C18 house was of three storeys and 2:3:2 bays facing south west. In the C19 the four west bays [most of the house to the north west] were demolished and the 4-bay south east side became the principal front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, symmetrical 3:2:3 window south east front, the flanking 3 windows in 2-storey canted bays, the centre round-headed, all with keyblocks, cills and 12-pane sashes, ground floor right and centre with thick glazing bars, ground floor left glazing bars removed; doorway to left of centre with fanlight and glazed and panelled door. Left return, remains of original front, 1:2 bays, left bay recessed. The north east, originally the rear, is recessed at centre; the north west elevation is irregular. INTERIOR: Fine open-well, open-string staircase has scrolled tread-ends and a wrought-iron and brass balustrade with anthemion decoration and monogram JB and date 1800, signed W. Marsh; the moulded mahogany handrail is wreathed over the curtail. The drawing room has a remarkable mid C18 Rococo plaster ceiling, the design spread over the flat ground with arabesques, interlacing, cartouches, shells, ribands, baskets of flowers, branches of blossom and delicate sheaves, all in deep relief, especially the elaborate centrepiece; there is an enriched modillion cornice. The front left [east] room has a moulded dentilled cornice. NOTE: Knypersley Hall was the seat of Sir Francis Bowyer in the early C17. The house was rebuilt in the early to mid C18 and in the early C19 it became the home of the Bateman family. James Bateman, the eminent hoticulturalist and landscape gardener, who designed the gardens at Biddulph Grange [qv], grew up at Knypersley where he executed his first landscape designs. The house and park are illustrated on a Spode plate made to commemorate James Bateman's 21st birthday in 1832. SOURCE: Hayden, P., Biddulph Grange: National Trust 1989; pp 62 and 63.

Listing NGR: SJ8844456391


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Hayden. P, , Biddulph Grange, (1989), 62 and 63


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 08 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/13470/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence Moors. Source Historic England Archive
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