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Statutory Address:

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

Wirral (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 24373 85749


In the entry for:-

HOYLAKE SJ 28 NW HILL BARK ROAD (South side) 4/27 Frankby Hill Bark

II The grade shall be amended to read:-

SJ 28 NW HILL BARK ROAD (South side) 4/27 Frankby Hill Bark



SJ 28 NW HOYLAKE HILL BARK ROAD (south side) Frankby

4/27 Hill Bark 5.6.63

- II

House, now old people's home. 1891, re-erected 1929-31. By Grayson and Ould. Timber frame on stone base with brick and stone stacks and stone slate roof. U-plan with service wing to north. Decorative timber-frame panels, good carved details, inscriptions and bargeboards. East facade has return wings forming courtyard. Central 2-storey gabled porch. Recessed gabled bay to left and 2 polygonal bays to angle (c.f Little Moreton Hall Cheshire) which have gablets, both these bays and porch have coved jetties. Large gabled bay to right of porch and smaller recessed gabled bay. Left return has large brick and stone lateral stack with twisted shafts and fire windows. Right return of 4 bays has 2 projecting bays, one with jettied gabled half-dormers, one jettied arch gabled. End bay of 3 storeys with jettied upper floor and gabled half-dormer. Gable end of left wing has coved jettied 1st floor and gable; 1st floor oriel. Windows generally have ovolo mullions and transoms. North wing of 4 bays, the 1st 2 of 3 storeys with 2nd floor oriels and gables, end 2 bays of 2 storeys, jettied 1st floor and gables. Left return has large lateral stack with stone panelling, some timber traceried windows to 1st and 2nd bays, 3rd bay projects, 1st floor oriel with rich carving; end 3 bays have richly carved half-dormers. Right return simpler with shingling and lateral stack. Rear has 2 gabled bays, 3rd bay projects with return lateral stack and rectangular bay window, 4th gabled bay has large 12-light window to rear hall. End 2 bays have canted bays and jettied gable 1st floors with oriels. Decorative lead guttering and down pipes. Interior has great hall with organ gallery and open roof. Chimney piece dated C15. Linenfold panelling to organ and Morris and Co. window, 1984, open screen beneath gallery. Panelled hall has stair with twisted balusters. Many good fireplaces and panelling. Billiard room (now partitioned) and library have plaster ceilings. Originally built as Bidston Court at Bidston but dismantled and re-erected at present site 1929-31 by Rees and Holt.

Listing NGR: SJ2485685883


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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: 17 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05040/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Geoffrey Court. Source Historic England Archive
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