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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: 1329626



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


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Over Alderley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58324

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8/158 Birtles Hall



Mansion: c.1790 for the Hibbert family, balustrade early C19, interior rebuilt by, Henry Sellars after fire in 1938, and some demolition. Ashlar buff sandstone Welsh slate roof and 3 brick chimneys. 2-storey symmetrical 5-bay south front (2:1:2). Plain frieze and projecting cornice supporting balustrade. End bays have 12-pane sashes in plain reveals with carved classical panels between each pair of windows. Central bay steps forward and has a Ionic porch in antis approached by 4 steps with a pair of doors behind in a simple architrave with a flat hood on consoles. Semi-circular headed niches in the side walls of the porch. Balustraded parapet has Hibbert arms and 12-pane sash above. East front has canted end bay windows and 4 continuous steps between them. Interior: Original stone well staircase with plain cast-iron balusters containing simple tracery and a mahogany handrail. Pair of good Georgian mahogany doors with original brass furniture and a reset cast-iron grate. Remaining fireplaces are a collection from other Georgian houses. Remaining interior of 1938 in a good but restrained Classical style.

The architect was said to have been Sir John Soane though the design lacks real distinction and is unlikely to be his.

Listing NGR: SJ8587874584

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National Grid Reference: SJ 85878 74584


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