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Sutton Oaks

A Grade II Listed Building in Sutton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2239 / 53°13'25"N

Longitude: -2.1243 / 2°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 391797

OS Northings: 369654

OS Grid: SJ917696

Mapcode National: GBR 11P.XBZ

Mapcode Global: WHBBW.B7NC

Entry Name: Sutton Oaks

Listing Date: 10 August 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351251

Location: Sutton, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Sutton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Sutton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


6/72 Sutton Oaks


Gentleman's country house. Built third quarter of the C19 to designs by Thomas
Worthington. Tooled and snecked sandstone; Welsh slate roof. Generally 2 storeys.
Plan: irregular, but designed around a central L-shaped corridor (with no proper
hall) which gives access to the principal rooms: entrance vestibule to S with
dining room adjacent to SE, and study and drawing room to SW; principal stairs
to W. Bedrooms above. To the W (to the rear of the stairs) a 3 storey 'tower'
(possibly containing bachelor guest rooms) with single-storey billiards room to
NW. This 'tower' is balanced by a 2 ½ storey block to E with additional bedrooms.
Services to rear contained within main building. Asymmetrical elevations through-
out with variously placed ridge and lateral stacks. Garden (S) front: a long
facade with paired gabled wings of different heights to left, each with overhanging
eaves and truss-like bargeboarding; canted bay to left wing, off-centre porch
with parapet, single and paired sash windows under depressed arches, some with
hood moulds. Left (W) elevation: canted storeyed bay under hipped roof to SW
(drawing room); paired stair lights recessed between this and 3 storeyed tower;
the tower, late medieval in feel, L-shaped plan with corbelled angle turret and
spirelet, the roof partly hipped and partly concealed behind dressed stone parapet
with ball finials. Large plate-glass sashes under window arches as to front.
Billiard room with canted bay, and canted inglenook end stack with set-offs and
shaped shafts. Right (E) elevation: canted bay to SE (dining room); 2 ½ storey
block with canted hipped bay and gabled dormer window. Windows as elsewhere,
gables treated as to S front. Rear elevation flush with N face of tower (which
has elaborate external stack), gable treatment as front. Interior: internal
fittings survive largely intact and include panelled shutters, open well stair
with twisted balusters, plaster cornices with egg and dart mouldings; billiard
room with panelled dado and elaborate. inglenook with full-height panelling,
marquetry or inlaid figure panels, embossed typanum; coved ceiling. Overall:
a good example of one of Worthington's small 'country mansion of Manchester'.

Listing NGR: SJ9179769653

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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