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A Grade II Listed Building in Bowdon, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.3798 / 53°22'47"N

Longitude: -2.3687 / 2°22'7"W

OS Eastings: 375570

OS Northings: 387056

OS Grid: SJ755870

Mapcode National: GBR CYWC.Z5

Mapcode Global: WH98V.L98T

Plus Code: 9C5V9JHJ+WG

Entry Name: Oakley

Listing Date: 6 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358733

Location: Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Bowdon

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Altrincham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bowdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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The following building shall be added:

458-/7/10011 Oakley


House,unoccupied at the time of inspection. Circa 1870,and
built for Henry Theodore Gaddum, J.P. (d. 1904) Squared rubble
sandstone,laid in thin courses,with ashlar sandstone
dressings,coped gables with moulded kneelers, and tall,slender
stone stacks with moulded oversailing caps. Welsh slated roof
with alternating bands of pointed and squared
slates.Restrained Victorian Gothic style. Asymmetrical
linear plan,of 2 storeys with attics, arranged around the main
central staircase, and of 6 x 2 bays. FRONTAGE TO STREET, with
advanced bay to right,in the form of a gabled entrance porch
with shouldered outer arched doorway, ribbed vaulted roof and
moulded surround to inner doorway. Canted first floor oriel
with crenellated parapet above, flanked by slender pinnacles.
Single attic window above,set within steeply-pitched gable
with finial. 3-bay range to left with tall sash windows to
ground floor,and single and coupled sashes above ,below
cambered heads. Sill bands and a moulded storey band. 2 gabled
dormers with coupled sashes. 2-bay end to service
crosswing set further back to left. End bay to right with
ground floor bay and shaped gablet above first floor
sashes. Contemporary canted timber conservatory to right hand
end. GARDEN ELEVATION; Canted 2-storey corner bay to left, a
principal pier extended upwards to support a gabled pinnacle
which incorporates a gargoyle. Further right,a canted bay with
balcony and pierced parapet above. 2-light first floor window
above with quatrefoil heads below a blind pointed arch,within
which are the initials 'H.G.' INTERIOR ; largely unaltered,
with high quality original joinery, including 6 panelled doors
within moulded architraves, some with engaged colonnettes,
deep,moulded skirtings,sash windows and french doors. There is
much moulded plasterwork, including pierced cornice
ornamentation. The principal stair has turned newels with both
vase and pendant finials, turned balusters on a pierced
plinth, and a moulded handrail. The stairwell has a boarded,
ribbed and part glazed waggon roof. The house was part of a
planned development of substantial houses,the proposals for
which were subject to stringent conditions imposed by the
landowner,The Earl of Stamford. A substantial, well-detailed
and near complete- example of mid-Victorian Gothic domestic
architecture within its original setting.

Listing NGR: SJ7557087056

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