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OAKLEY HALL PAIR OF SPHINXES FRAMING EAST ENTRANCE

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.

Name: OAKLEY HALL PAIR OF SPHINXES FRAMING EAST ENTRANCE

List entry Number: 1205760

Location

OAKLEY HALL
PAIR OF SPHINXES FRAMING EAST ENTRANCE

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

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Loggerheads

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Dec-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 362605

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SJ 73 NW LOGGERHEADS C.P OAKLEY, MUCKLESTONE

8/123 Oakley Hall and pair 2/12/52 of sphinxes framing east entrance

GV II*

Country house. 1710 (datestone on north wall) with later additions and alterations. Built for Sir John Chetwode. Red brick on sandstone plinth with ashlar and rusticated dressings; slate roofs, orange-brown brick ridge stacks re-built in late C20. Two storeys over cellars; flat stone string course, moulded eaves cornice and parapet. East front: is entrance front; symmetrical of 11 bays arranged a-b-c-b-a; the 2 end bays projecting slightly; rusticated quoin strips to corners and ashlar-faced centre flanked by 2 giant pilasters with Corinthian capitals; windows all glazing bar sashes in moulded stone surrounds with projecting keystones, mid-window also with grotesque lion's head above and swags of garlands and bottom volutes to sides; central doorway with segmental pediment on console brackets, 6-panel double door with delicately wreathed metal fanlight; balustrade above parapet with plain early C20 pediment, decorated with festooned garlands, to centre (the original pediment was curvaceous with shaped finials). North front: in 7 bays with 3-window bow (early C19) to centre of ground floor. West front: 3:3:3 bays; central section slightly projecting and with a full-height 3-window bow under conical roof (note the turned balusters below the first floor windows and the console brackets to the central one). Plain south front in 4 bays with a 4-bay colonnaded verandah (reconstructed as a conservatory in late C20) attached to south- west corner. Interior: considerably altered in early 1970's, the chief items of interest are now the early C18 staircase with its turned balusters and a plastered ceiling and frieze (c.1800) to the ground floor of the 2-storeyed bow on west side; this room also has a good fireplace (again of c.1800) and shutters to the windows, as have those to the single-storeyed bow on north. 2 sphinx-like figures with female heads and cast iron lamps behind flank the main entrance. A ha-ha with drystone wall approximately 1.2m high lies about 60m to the east and lies within the curtilage. B.o.E., Pp. 214-5.

Listing NGR: SJ7013436943

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 214-5

National Grid Reference: SJ 70134 36943

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