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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1117356



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Stockport

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Apr-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 442200

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House - Possible C17 origin, but largely rebuilt in 1806 for Samuel Oldknow and extensively remodelled in 1897. Coursed square rubble with some ashlar (1897) and slate roofs. 3-bay central stair hall plan. It is a rebuilding of the polite portion of an older house, which continued as the service wings. With the remodelling in 1897, it became a separate property. 2 storeys and attic. 3-bay front. The ground floor has 1897 rectangular 3-light ashlar bays flanking the 1806 entrance above 3 plate glass sashes in plain stone surrounds. Cornice. 2 ridge stacks curiously placed, the central one well clear of the fireplace vertical. The side elevation west has a 2-storey canted bay of 1897 and the east one a blocked 2-light mullioned window above a single light one, which are very mysterious and may not be insitu. The attic floor of both gables is very clearly a heightening of 1806 with the coursed square rubble of a quite different character and this contains a Y-tracery window at each gable. The so-called Oldknow windows, which the owner also introduced into his mills in the area.

Interior - The stair hall is stone flagged and has a stone staircase of 1806 with stick balusters and mahogony handrail with curtail. Detail is otherwise a mixture of 1806 and 1897, apart from the c1870 introduced fireplace in the drawing-room. There are a couple of Georgian hob grates, 2 1897 ceilings, a cupboard, but nothing of real note. The principal interest of the House is the historic association with the builder of 1806, Samuel Oldknow, a local mill owner and the chief mover of the Peak Forest Canal which runs through Hydebank tunnel under the garden before the House. This association, together with its group value with the older Hydebank Farmhouse, makes the House, with some architectural interest, listable.

Listing NGR: SJ9478290351

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National Grid Reference: SJ 94782 90351


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