Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1138416.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Jan-2021 at 10:20:15.


Statutory Address:

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

Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 67647 68250


BOSTOCK C.P. (Off) BOSTOCK ROAD SJ 66 NE 5/7 Bostock Hall 10.3.53 G.V. II* Country House. c1775. Probably by Samuel Wyatt with additions and alterations of c1850 and 1875. Red Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings and a slate roof with lead flashings. Three storeys with basement. Gardent front: three bays symmetrically disposed. The front appears to have been heavily altered c1850 at which time the lateral bay windows were added and the central bay given its ashlar enrichments. The central bay has a slightly recessed round arch which rises through three floors and cuts into the open pediment above. These appear to remain from Wyatt's design as do the Venetian window at first floor level and the Diocletian window to the second floor. All now have ashlar surrounds of c1850 with stone surrounded brick panels to the sides of the archway and a heavy ashlar surmount to the pediment. The ground floor of this bay appears to have been completely altered and has two lateral pairs of French windows with arched heads. To either side of these are the lower parts of the relieving arch which are of solid ashlar with niches containing Eastern statues of the Buddha. To either side are the bay windows which have slightly projecting centres and curved walling to the sides. The central basement windows have cambered heads and iron grilles. The central ground and first floor windows have round arched tympana containing terracotta panels. There are stone bands between the ground and first floors and at the level of the sills of the ground and first floor windows. All of the first floor windows have blind parapets below them and all of the windows in the lateral bays are of four panes. There is a stone parapet of c1850 with panelled piers to the angles and vase-shaped balusters. To the left is the service wing which was heavily remodelled c1875. This has a similar balustrade, the piers supporting models of putti and three projecting wings, the central one with a Mansard roof and those to either side being gabled with stucco strapwork in relief including masks of the Sun, at right, and the Wind at left. This wing connects at the far left to the base of the Water Tower (q.v.). Right hand return (now Entrance Front): five bays symmetrically disposed. Central bay window of c1850 similar to those on the garden front save that it has an ashlar porch with pilasters to either side of a round arch. Four- pane sash windows to whole of the facade. There is a similar balustrade to that on the garden front behind which can be seen a central pediment masked by the later bay window. Rear: Late C19 gabled porch supported on moulded ashlar console brackets and having a plaster shell-niche decorated with bull rushes and dolphins in relief. Interior: Entrance lobby of c1850 with Adamesque decoration including arched niches to the angles, panelled plaster ceiling and Pompeiian mosaic to the floor. Staircase hall with tiled floor, canted bay window and oak fire surround with terms to the sides and a panel of painted tiles showing the surrender of Calais all of c1875. Open well staircase of 3 flights with arcade of three arches to first floor of c1850. Drawing room: marble fire surround with caryatids bearing baskets on their heads and holding swags of flowers in their hands of c1755. Painted ceiling showing peacocks and arabesque ornament of c1875. Further ground floor room with painted ceiling having central oval showing a naval engagement of c1850. The bachelors wing of 1875 has a ball room with a pseudo hammer-beam roof the horizontal members of which extend to support obelisks with flame finials. Fireplace with tiled surround and wooden overmantel inscribed WHEN FRIENDS MEET HEARTS WARM. Gallery at western end. Billiard room: ingle nook fireplace with wooden fire surround supported by terms. Strapwork plaster to ingle-nook walls. Source: Nikolaus Pevsner & Edward Hubbard - The Buildings of England: Cheshire

Listing NGR: SJ6764768250


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)


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

End of official listing

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].