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Shotwick Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shotwick, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2414 / 53°14'28"N

Longitude: -2.9942 / 2°59'39"W

OS Eastings: 333746

OS Northings: 372054

OS Grid: SJ337720

Mapcode National: GBR 7ZJY.KS

Mapcode Global: WH87Z.ZSBG

Entry Name: Shotwick Hall

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55674

Location: Puddington, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Puddington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Shotwick St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(East Side)

3/31 Shotwick Hall.



Manor house: dated 1662, for Joseph and Elizabeth Hockenhull with some
late C20 internal alterations. English bond orange brick with flush
red sandstone quoins. Welsh slate roof and 2 massive lateral brick
chimneys to crossings. E-plan. 2-storey and attic symmetrical 5-bay
front. Dentil brick band at 1st floor and plain band at 2nd floor
rising to form hood moulds over the windows. End bays project under
brick-coped gables with stone kneelers and finials. C20 3-light
wooden mullioned and transomed windows with applied lead glazing in
partly blocked original openings with brick basket-arched heads.
Projecting central 2-storey porch with stepped stone-coped gable.
Moulded wooden doorcase with filled spandrels and a pendant below
brick basket-arched head with raised imposts and keyblock. Similar
doorcase behind contains original oak board door with iron strap
hinges. 2-light window above and similar 3-light mullioned and
transomed windows in bays to either side.
Interior: entry into small hall with 2 doors to either side. 3 have
spandrels with diamond detail, pendant and imposts. 2 contain
original 2-board doors with strap hinges, 1 has a moulded and stopped
doorcase. Oak open well Jacobean staircase, with pierced flat
balusters, moulded handrail, and decorated square newels now missing
the finials. Strapwork border on the open string. Plaster ceilings
under the staircase have moulded frieze, and fleur-de-lys and plaques
of lions. Room to right is the parlour with a decorative plaster
panel above a recent corner fireplace. This has the initials and arms
of the builders and the date. Room to rear has a blocked corner
fireplace with moulded stone mantel surviving. Room to left of hall
has large open fireplace and chamfered and stopped ceiling beam.
Identical layout at 1st floor with small oratory over the porch and
6-panelled doors with reeded rails.

This house as Grenville Grange is central to the Victorian novel
'God's Providence House' by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks, where there is a
ghost and murder in the cheese room.

Listing NGR: SJ3374672054

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