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Somerford Booths Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerford Booths, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1867 / 53°11'11"N

Longitude: -2.2547 / 2°15'17"W

OS Eastings: 383075

OS Northings: 365536

OS Grid: SJ830655

Mapcode National: GBR 123.6S9

Mapcode Global: WHBC0.B5KC

Entry Name: Somerford Booths Hall

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138721

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56586

Location: Somerford Booths, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Somerford Booths

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton with Hulme Walfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SOMERFORD BOOTHS C.P. (Off) HALLGREEN LANE
SJ 86 NW
1/112 Somerford Booths Hall
6.6.52
- II*

Country House. Dated 1612. Rendered brick with ashlar dressings and
a slate roof. Two storeys with attic. E-shaped double-pile plan.
Entrance front: five bays symmetrically disposed with a central porch
wing and ashlar plinth. The porch wing has a central doorway with an
ashlar surround, the lintel of which is inscribed "Edmund Swetenham"
at either side of a keystone inscribed "1612/A.D". To the first floor
is a window of 4 lights with an ovolo moulded surround with mullions
and a transom. Gablet above this with ashlar kneelers and coping and
ball finials to the sides and apex. To either side at ground floor
level are recessed portions of walling with 5-light windows to the
ground floor with ovolo moulded surrounds and each having a transom.
Similar windows of 4 lights to the first floor. The lateral
projecting wings have 5-light mullioned windows at ground floor level
and similar 4-light windows to the first floor, both with
ovolo-moulded surrounds. These lateral wings in common with the
central wing have ashlar springers, coping and ball finials. The main
body of the Hall continues above the level of the projecting wings to
the attic floor which has a further three gables set behind each of
the wings and of similar form with ashlar springers, coping and ball
finials and each containing a 3-light ovolo-moulded window. Those
windows at right of the central porch all have hood surrounds as
opposed to the ashlar surrounds at left, and appear to be of C19 date.
The left hand side has 4 bays, those two at right surmounted by a
gable and that at far left also beneath a gable with that at left of
centre projecting slightly and having a flat parapet to the top of the
wall. At ground floor level are 4 sets of French windows of C19 date
with 4-centred arches to the head of each light. The first floor
windows are all of 4 x 4 sash panes. The rear has 5 bays
symmetrically disposed with the two bays at each side set beneath
gables and the central bay having a flat parapet to the top of the
walling. Two C19 cross-windows to each side at ground floor level
with 4-centred arches to each light. To the first floor are two
2-light windows at each side with 4-centred heads to each light and
the attic has a 2-light casement window to each of the gables. To the
centre at ground floor level is a late C19 canted bay window of red
sandstone ashlar which has 4 lights to the centre and single lights to
the angles, having ovolo-moulded mullions and two transoms and a
trefoil head to each light. At first floor level is a 4-light
casement window with ovolo-moulded mullions and a transom. Adjoining
this front at left is an extensive single-storey C20 addition.


Listing NGR: SJ8307565536

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