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Latitude: 53.2257 / 53°13'32"N
Longitude: -2.9631 / 2°57'47"W
OS Eastings: 335799
OS Northings: 370279
OS Grid: SJ357702
Mapcode National: GBR 77.0STW
Mapcode Global: WH886.G57Z
Entry Name: Shotwick House
Listing Date: 10 October 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1115438
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55667
Location: Saughall and Shotwick Park, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Saughall and Shotwick Park
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Great Saughall All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 37 SE SAUGHALL C.P. LODGE LANE
4/24 Shotwick House.
Formerly large house, now old peoples' home: dated 1872 on
weathervane, by John Douglas for Thornycroft Vernon but altered and
partly rebuilt in 1907 after fire. English bond orange and yellow
brick, red tile roof. Tall clusters of brick stacks with strip
pilasters and moulded caps. Neo-Jacobean style, E-plan house. 2 and
3-storey nearly symmetrical 7-bay, west garden front (1:2:1:2:1) stone
plinth and bands. Central canted bay window with pyramidal roof.
Plain sashes in moulded stone reveals below, stone mullioned windows
above. 2 bays to either side have 4-light mullioned and transomed
windows below and 3-light mullioned windows under tile hung gables
above. End bays are polygonal turrets with pyramidal roofs with lead
finials and weathervanes. East entrance front has forward
projections, is of 3 storeys and multigabled with strip pilasters in
the gables. Projecting central buttressed porch with spire, has
4-centred arched doorcase with carved spandrels and the Vernon arms
above. To either side and lighting hall and stairwell are large
4-light mullioned and twin transomed windows with label moulds. Band
of Jacobean-style strapwork brickwork around north range.
Interior: entry from porch into 2-storey hall with gallery of
Jacobean balusters. Room to front has Neo-Classical style ceiling and
fireplace. Room to right through large semi-circular headed doorcase
with radial glazing bars in the fanlight, is oak panelled with
pilasters carved with strapwork carrying the ceiling beams.
Mechanical plaster ceiling and deep frieze. Jacobean-style well
staircase. To left of hall large room has ceiling divided into 3
panels with plaster running vine borders. Large mahogany fireplace
with fluted Ionic columns. South range includes light oak-panelled
library. Upstairs of little interest.
Listing NGR: SJ3579970279
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