CALVELEY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1278640
Date first listed:
22-Oct-1952
Statutory Address:
CALVELEY HALL, CHAPEL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CALVELEY HALL, CHAPEL LANE

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Handley
National Grid Reference:
SJ 45441 58575

Details

SJ 45 NE HANDLEY C.P. CHAPEL LANE

5/68 Calveley Hall.

22/10/1952

GV II*

Hall: 1684 for Lady Mary Calveley, remodelled 1818 for Sir Thomas Legh of Lyme, some C20 alterations. Rendered brick with stone quoins and plinth. Hipped Welsh slate roof and 2 brick chimneys. 3-storey, symmetrical, 7-bay front (1:2:1:2:1). End bays are set back and have 12-pane sashes (1 altered to patio window). Central 5-bays form main block. Flush 12-pane sashes in plain reveals. High solid parapet with sunken panels over the windows. Doorcase has reeded columns with semi-circular fanlight with radial glazing bars and a 6-panelled door. To rear C17 brickwork visible with a slighted band and cornice. Interior: Entrance lobby (probably taken out of left hand room which has no C17 features) leads at back to excellent broad stair with a shallow flight, square landing and second flight to left. Double spiral newels with Baroque fruitbowl finials have Calveley arms to the front. Double spiral balusters and heavily moulded handrail with a frieze of interwining roses and boughs of fruit. Room to right has painted bolection moulded panelling throughout, similar doors with H-hinges and a simple contemporary plaster ceiling. Main 3-bay room upstairs has similar unpainted panelling throughout and good overmantel with arms of Sir Hugh Calveley, carved lily leaves around the bolection, hanging garlands of fruit and foliage to the sides and carved acanthus in the pulvinated frieze. Contemporary doors. Room beyond, only has a panelled dado and a frieze with panels for tapestries, now removed.

Listing NGR: SJ4544158575

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
405142
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 31 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11593/19
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