Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1356429

Date first listed: 30-May-1963



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District: Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 89444 04665


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SD 80 SE CHADDERTON FOXDENTON LANE (south-west side) 6/6 Foxdenton Hall 30/5/63 G.V. II* House. Between 1710 and 1730 for Alexander Radclyffe but on a basement which reuses features and stonework from a building of 1620 for William Radclyffe. English garden wall bond brick, stone basement and quoins and graduated stone slate roof. U-shaped plan of 2 storeys (plus basement). Anglo-classical style. 3 bays with 2-bay wings projecting on either side. Stone basement with 2-light double-chamfered stone mullion windows and former door lintel inscribed "WR1620". Rusticated quoins. Bold modillion eaves cornice which breaks forward at the central bay both front and rear. Steep hipped roof with two large rebuilt ridge chimney stacks. Central entrances to front and rear have panelled doors, moulded surrounds and pediments on enriched brackets. 6 ground floor and 7 first floor windows to both front and rear have slightly recessed 28-pane sash windows (many of which have been replaced by copies). Only one of the 3 original dormer windows exists on the rear roof. Interior: central room with large bolection-moulded fire surround gives access to parlour in west wing and stair and kitchen in east wing. The oak stair has a deep moulded handrail and turned balusters on a closed string and square newels with sunk panels. Wall panelling in entrance hall of 1620 and elsewhere of 1700. Oak ceiling beams. C18 fire places. A dignified early Georgian house, particularly rare in this part of the country. C.P. Hampson, The Book of the Radclyffes. Victoria County History of Lancashire, 1911, Vol. 5. - - -

Listing NGR: SD8944404665


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Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1906)
Hampson, CP, The Book of the Radclyffes
Hampson, CP, The Book of the Radclyffes

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