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Radbroke Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Peover Superior, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.271 / 53°16'15"N

Longitude: -2.3496 / 2°20'58"W

OS Eastings: 376780

OS Northings: 374951

OS Grid: SJ767749

Mapcode National: GBR DZ1M.34

Mapcode Global: WH99F.W19P

Entry Name: Radbroke Hall

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59103

Location: Peover Superior, Cheshire East, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Peover Superior

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Over Peover St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 77 SE
Radbroke Hall



House now offices 1907-19. By Sir Percy Worthington for Charles
Harding. Ashlar with plain tile hipped roofs. 3-sided courtyard plan
consisting of central block of two storeys with attic and single
storey pavilions connected by single storey quadrant wings. Two
storeys with attic. Entrance front: Seven bays, symmetrically
disposed. Unfluted tetrastyle Roman Ionic portico on stylobate.
Responds have projecting roundels and egg-and-dart decoration to
capitals. Coat of arms to pediment. Three sunken panels to portico
ceiling. Slightly projecting are the plinth, the quoins to the
corners of the block and the band between floors. There is a
modillion cornice below the eaves. All of these features are repeated
on all 4 facades of the 3-storey block. Glazing bar sashes. Ovolo
surround to central double doors of 4 panels each with sunken panel
above. Small single-light windows to either side. To first floor
centre is a window in a lugged architrave with projecting keystone.
Two single-light windows to either side. To either side of this
centre feature are 2 bays of unhorned sash windows with concealed
boxes. Below the ground floor windows are small stone grilles. The
quadrant wings to either side are blind. The pavilion wings are
rectangular in plan the longer sides facing the courtyard. The
right-hand wing has 2 blank reveals to the courtyard side with one
sash window to the end. The left hand pavilion has 3 windows facing
the courtyard and 6ne similar to the end. Right hand facade: The
single storey pavilion wing has 4 windows. Two Ionic columns to
quadrant wing. Five bays to side of main block, that at left of
ground floor obscured by quadrant, the remaining 4 bays having sash
windows. Five first floor windows. Three hipped attic dormer
windows, one chimney stack to left of 3 flues. Rear: Five bays,
three central slightly recessed bays having sash windows to ground
floor of 4 x 6 panes, that to right being a doorway with wooden panel
to lower section. Parapet above with moulded circular balusters. To
either side are slightly curved bows with slightly projecting quoins
to their corners. Roof above has slightly curved, hipped projections
above the bows.
Interior: The Hall has bolection-moulded panelling of 2 tiers divided
by chair rail. C19 fireplace simulating C18 Neo-Classical resign
brought from elsewhere. The Music Room (right-hand pavilion)-
bolection moulded panelling in 2 tiers divided by chair rail. Cornice
with consoles. Piece of Cl7 or C18 panelling somewhat in the manner
of Grinling Gibbons over the fireplace. Screens at either end of the
room, that to the west of 2 Ionic pillars with pilaster responds to
sides and rear and quarter responds to angles. Niche to centre with
doors to either side with pedimented heads. Similar screen to east
end with window to centre and panels to either side. The quadrant
corridors and entrance hall all have moulded barrel vaults and the
entrance corridor has 3 arched niches opposite the front door. The
cross corridor has an inlayed marble floor and at its centre a
circular space with oculus to first floor landing with wrought iron
rail. From this hall leads off the staircase, the 4 lowest steps
bowed. Drawing room (now divided) again with bolection moulded
panelling (now overpainted). C18 fireplace brought from elsewhere.
Rich plaster ceiling divided into panels with central oval. The
library has bolection moulded panelling with deeply-carved shell-head
niches at the south end, either side of the fireplace. The Oval
(dining) Room has plaster panelling with richly moulded beading, a
decorated frieze and a circular central cartouche with a richly
modelled cavetto moulding above the bowed 6-panel door. The upper
staircase hall has wooden bolection moulding below the dado line and a
richly moulded panelled ceiling with guilloche moulding to the ribs.
Wrought iron balustrade and handrail.

Listing NGR: SJ7678074951

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

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