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Latitude: 53.5431 / 53°32'35"N
Longitude: -2.2038 / 2°12'13"W
OS Eastings: 386590
OS Northings: 405179
OS Grid: SD865051
Mapcode National: GBR FW1G.PM
Mapcode Global: WHB99.36TM
Entry Name: Alkrington Hall
Listing Date: 15 March 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068499
English Heritage Legacy ID: 213441
Location: Rochdale, M24
Electoral Ward/Division: South Middleton
Built-Up Area: Middleton (Rochdale)
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Tonge-cum-Alkrington St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
MIDDLETON ALKRINGTON HALL
SD 80 NE
2/1 Alkrington Hall
House, now flats. 1735-6. By Giacomo Leoni for Darcy Lever. Brick with
ashlar dressings and C20 tile and slate roofs. 9-bay 3-storey double-pile
plan with single-storey 3-bay wings to either side. Classical style.
A well composed elevation, the central 3 bays being slightly advanced
and having giant Ionic pilasters above a rusticated stone ground floor.
Otherwise the elevation is brick with rusticated quoins, first floor
band and a coped parapet with recessed panels in the outer bays and balustrades
in the inner above a cornice. Central door with overlight and dropped
keystone with date and coat of arms below a pedimented window on the
first floor. All the windows of the central 3 bays have stone surrounds
whereas those in the outer bays have fiat brick arches, keystones and
stone sills. Glazing bars have been removed from windows on all but the
top floor and some of the side windows. The hipped roof has 2 ridge chimney
stacks. Wings to either side of later elates. Semi-circular arched stair
windows to each of the side elevations which retain elaborate lead rainwater
heads and downpipes. Flat rear with 9 windows on each floor and a central
pedimented door with coat of arms and pilasters. Interior: several of
the rooms have been split by C20 partitions but much of the original
deep relief plaster ceilings, stone flooring and timber fittings remains.
One stair has a deep moulded rail on column-on-vase balusters, column
newels and a cut string whereas the other, which is C19, has a swept
rail, plain square balusters, a cut string and a wreathed stop to the
rail. The house is an important and imposing example of Leoni's work.
It is one of only a few which survive in the North-West of England.
Victoria Country History of Lancashire, 1911.
Listing NGR: SD8659005179
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