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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 67992 69856


WHATCROFT C.P. WHATCROFT LANE SJ 66NE 4/30 10 March 1953 Whatcroft Hall II*

Mansion, late C18, but with slightly earlier Garden Front. Red brick, in Flemish Bond, with slate hipped roof. 2 storeys, 6 bays with 5-bay Garden Front. The Entrance Front has full height projecting corner pilasters with stone ogee finials at roof level. Pair of 3-panel doors in pilastered doorcase with festoon and foliage frieze arid dentil pediment. Recessed sashes with glazing bars, stone sills and flat, slightly cambered, arches. Moulded eaves gutter. The Garden Front (south-west) has a brick first floor band, four French Windows and sashes with exposed weight boxes. At the rear (south-east) there is a fully glazed door in pilastered and pedimented doorcase, also sash windows. In the north-east elevation there is a six-panel door, with radial bar fanlight, also sashes with exposed weight boxes and flat arches. At roof level there is a copper-covered ogee Cupola, with weather vane, mounted on a high standing drum which contains four 2- light Gothick windows. Lead hips and plain stack at external walls. Interior: A stone spiral staircase, with curtail step, high quality metal trellis balustrade and hardwood wreathed handrail occupies a cylindrical-well below the cupola. The cupola drum has a Vitruvian scroll band, at its base, and an openwork roll cornice and cove at the base of the cupola. There are fan-like spandrels, also radiating ribs to a central, foliage motif ceiling rose which supports a brass chandelier. The Entrance Hall has a ceiling divided into large and small intersecting squares and an ornate fireplace with carved archi- traves, floral frieze and egg and dart cornice. The north-west room has panelled linings to the sashes, a fireplace with festoon and urn features, and a built-up plaster cornice. The north-east room has a fireplace with garlands, console blocks and a dentil cornice. There is a plaster ceiling cornice based on egg and darts with fruits in the ceiling section. There are a number of six-panel doors throughout the building.

Listing NGR: SJ6799269856


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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: 16 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/07020/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr W. David Lowe. Source Historic England Archive
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