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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: 1387639



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 475625

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SJ37NW BIRKENHEAD ROAD, Willaston 794-1/2/110 (West side) The Lydiate


Mansion, now Medical Centre. 1857; C20 alterations. Built for Duncan Graham. Yellow brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings; slate roof with timber bracketed eaves, rooflights and stone corniced brick stacks. EXTERIOR: entrance front: 2-storey 3-bay front, with giant sunk-panel pilasters at outer angles. Centre bay projects as a 3-stage square tower, each stage pilastered, with pyramidal roof. Ground floor has keyed round-arched doorway with 2-leaf moulded panel doors and plain fanlight. Moulded cornice carried on console brackets supports first floor balcony balustrade to 2/2 sashes in moulded keyed surround with cornice hood. Flanking pilasters support wide modillion cornice. Tower upper stage has coupled pilasters with moulded cornices flanking two round-arched openings, now glazed, with blind balustrading beneath moulded sills. Tower flanked on ground floor by square bays with moulded cornices and balustraded parapets. Each has three 1/1 sashes with channelled lintels and defaced mask keyblocks. First floor windows are tripartite 1/1 sashes in moulded surrounds with moulded cornices forming segmental pediment over centre light. Garden front: 2 storeys and attics; 4 unequal bays. Centre left and right end bays are open-pedimented cross-gables, right end bay flanked by giant sunk-panel pilasters. Garden entrance at right of centre is in fully glazed screen recessed behind Tuscan diastyle in antis screen with segmental centre arch. Pierced parapet forms balcony balustrade to first floor window above: window is a 2/2 sash in architrave with carved keyblock and segmental pediment. On ground floor, cross-gabled bays have tripartite windows in moulded surrounds with balustraded parapets over moulded cornices projecting in centre as balconies on carved brackets. First-floor window in left of centre bay is tripartite as on entrance front; in right end bay, pedimented 2/2 sash as over garden entrance. In each gable is a round-headed sash window beneath keyed semicircular moulded arch. Left end bay has plain sashes on both floors, the lower one with a stone apron and a blind balustrade. There is one gabled dormer over entrance. Balustrading throughout is pierced by keyed roundels. INTERIOR: principal room has mantel of fretwork with eaves architraves untraditional mouldings but high quality. Ceiling with roundels and squares based on flowers with similar cornice. Oak Room has chimney piece of Flemish strapwork in Jacobean style with flanking Jacobean pilasters, semicircular headed panels. Jacobean frieze. 4-panel high panelling to walls and ogee moulded plate rail. Sitting room: C18 style cast-iron grate with mantel with eaved architrave, festoon frieze and beading. Entrance hall: 2-panel high oak panelling with Jacobean fluted frieze, 4-panel pitch pine bolection moulded doors with wide architraves. Open newel staircase with bullnosed step, ramped handrail, large square newels and turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SJ3188778210

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National Grid Reference: SJ 31887 78210


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