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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.


List entry Number: 1312531



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District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hankelow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Sep-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 57072

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HANKELOW C.P. (Off) HANKELOW LANE SJ 64 NE 4/49 Hankelow Hall 2-9-54 - II* Country house. Early C18 with alterations of c1755 by William Baker. Red random bond brick with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Entrance front ten bays symmetrically disposed. Ashlar quoins to the corners and ashlar pilaster strips to either side of the two central bays rising to the parapet which is "Startlingly high" (Pevsner) and ramps up at the corners which also have ashlar quoins and ball finials and an ashlar coping. To the centre, over the two central bays is a pedimental gable which contains a blind round-headed stilted arch with ashlar surround and projecting keystone and springers. Stone band between ground and first floors and ashlar string course between the second storey and the parapet. The ground floor has a central ashlar flat-roofed porch with four debased Ionic columns and simplified entablature most probably of C19 date. Behind this is a central double doorway with moulded surround and narrow sash windows at either side. To either side of this central porch are two sash windows of 3 x 4 panes with stone sills and flat arched heads. These have recessed sash boxes and are part of the remodelling of the ground floor undertaken by William Baker. The ground floor also appears to have been tuck-pointed in simulation of Flemish bond. Some remnants of this survive below the stone band and it is possible that this may have extended to other floors and fronts. To the first floor are ten windows of 3 x 4 sash panes with thick glazing bars and exposed sash boxes, stone sills and flat arched heads. Ten similar windows of less width and height to the second floor. The left hand return has a rectangular chimney stack at right of centre. Ashlar quoins to the corners and a stone band between the ground and first floors and an ashlar string course between the second floor and deep parapet which has ball finials to the corners. To the right of this at ground floor level is a canted bay window with central French windows approached by a flight of steps, the top one of which has the inscription GWC 1867. To left of this is a ground floor window of 3 x 5 panes with exposed sash boxes which shows the probable form of the original ground floor openings to the entrance front. Two first floor windows of 3 x 4 panes and two windows of 2 x 4 panes to the second floor. The left hand return is of C20 random bond brick with one second floor window at right. The rear has stone quoins to the corners and the parapet ramps up at either corner. The window openings, some of which at mezzanine level are randomly disposed and have basket-arched heads. Interior: At the time of the re-survey (1985) the interior which contains panelled rooms, C18 2-panel doors and C18 fire-surrounds of stone and wood was boarded up as a result of persistant vandalism.

Listing NGR: SJ6688146270

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

National Grid Reference: SJ 66881 46270


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