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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: 1380568



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Manley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jun-2000

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480841

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SJ57SW Manley Knoll 1184/3/10007 28-JUN-00


Small Country House. 1912-14, for Llewellyn Jones, construction being interrupted by the First World War, completed and subsequently remodelled internally by James Henry Sellers , architect ,of Manchester in 1922 for the Demetriades family. Materials: Buff-brown brick with orange brick dressings, timber framing and roughcast used together, with prominent brick ridge and gable chimneys and a plain clay tile roof covering. Eclectic Vernacular Revival style, with varied pattern of timber framing. Plan: Irregular linear plan form, with principal rooms to the garden front, and corridor linking the rooms to the entrance and stair hall to the rear. Exterior: Asymmetrical entrance front of 2 storeys , with off-centre 3-sided entrance porch with stone canopy and canted upper storey. To the left, a timber-framed projection, to the right, 3-sided staircase bay, and a roughcast projecting service bay with gablets and 2 and 3 light windows with casements. Garden front with 4 prominent timber framed gables, a coupled pair to the left, and a large and small gable to the right, separated by a central recessed loggia supporting a balcony. The gables are detailed with a variety of framing patterns , some with cusped bargeboards and jettying. To the far left, a single storeyed brick billiard room added in the 1920's. Interior: Hall and stair hall, divided by a screen of 3 segmental arches, with oak dado, doors and doorcases. Dining room with oak panelling, built-in cupboards and writing desk , and an inlaid marble fireplace. Library with Oak panneling, doors and built-in bookcases. Drawing room with exposed timber-framing and a large inglenook fireplacewith stone surround. Open-well, closed string staircase with barleysugar balusters and newel posts with finials. Some bedrooms with fireplaces with inset Delft tilework. Bathroom to south-east corner with exposed timber-framing , oak panelling and built-in cupboards. Most of the interior is thought to be the work of Sellors. A small early C20 house in a Vernacular Revival style notable for its little- altered interiors of good quality by James Henry Sellors. de Figueiredo, P. and Treuherz, J. ' Cheshire Country Houses ' 1988.

Listing NGR: SJ5127172524

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National Grid Reference: SJ 51271 72524


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