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Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
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SJ 68034 64146


WIMBOLDSLEY C.P. (Off) NANTWICH ROAD SJ 66 SE 8/89 Lea Hall 3.1.67 GV II* Small Country House, now subdivided into 3 flats. Late C17/Early C18. Red Flemish bond brick with ashlar dressings and plain tiled roof. Two storeys, with attic and basement. Entrance front: five bays symmetrically disposed. Projecting plinth with moulded top. Chamfered quoins to corners and to slightly projecting central bay. Cyma-moulded string course between floors and C19 terra-cotta cornice at eaves level with egg and dart moulding both of which, with the plinth, continue around the building. The central bay has a painted ashlar door surround with arched panels and scrolls to the jambs and a swan's neck pediment above with a crest to the centre and initials J V to either side. The ground and first floor windows have exposed sash boxes and are all of 5 x 7 panes those to the ground floor being slightly taller and all have flat arched heads. The building appears to have been re-roofed in the C19 from which period dates the terra-cotta cornice. The tiles, the lateral chimney stacks and the decorative ironwork around the central flat platform which may originally have supported a lantern. There is a central C19 three-light dormer window with a hipped roof. Right hand facade: Quoins to the corners. Two cambered-headed basement windows to right and left. To the ground floor is a door at right of centre. To the right of this is a basket-arched window reveal containing a sash window similar to those on the entrance front. To the left of the door are three blocked basket-arched window reveals. To the first floor are four more basket arched reveals. That at right containing a sash window of 5 x 7 panes and that to left of it containing one of 4 x 3 panes. Left hand facade: Similar to right hand side in having 4 basket arched window reveals to both floors. Those at extreme right now blocked, those 3 at right now containing windows similar to those on the entrance front. Rear: to the ground floor are two lateral C18/C19 one storey extensions with hipped roofs and cambered-headed windows and with a C19 outshut between. To the first floor are 5 blocked basket arched window reveals, that at the centre being the widest and lighting the staircase now with a smaller C19 basket arched cross window of stained glass. C19 chimney stack rising from centre of wall. Hipped C19 dormer windows to either side. Interior: Bolection moulded panelling to two ground floor rooms and one first floor room. The principal staircase is of 2 flights with open string and moulded tread-ends. The newels are formed of groups of 8 turned balusters. There is dado panelling of raised and fielded outline.

The house was built for a member of the Verdin family.

Listing NGR: SJ6803464146


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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: 26 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15043/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
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