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Ravenscroft Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Byley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2048 / 53°12'17"N

Longitude: -2.4457 / 2°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 370329

OS Northings: 367617

OS Grid: SJ703676

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.20FR

Mapcode Global: WH99L.DQM0

Entry Name: Ravenscroft Hall

Listing Date: 2 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57192

Location: Byley, Cheshire West and Chester, CW10

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Byley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Middlewich St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

BYLEY C.P. KING STREET
SJ 76 NW
5/13
1 October 1979 Ravenscroft Hall
II
Mansion, 1837 (Gable pediment) with 1877 additions (Pevsner) now
divided into two dwellings. Roughcast and yellow brickwork with stone
dressing, hipped slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays with added 5-bay wing
north-east. The south-west return (garden front) is also 5 bays.
Stone plinth, moulded ground floor window head and first floor sill
and window head string courses. Oak three-quarter-glazed door with
bolection moulded lower panel in doorcase with panelled linings and
rectangular overlight. The door is fronted by a flat topped prostyle
porch supported by two unfluted Ionic columns and two pilasters.
Large recessed sashes with glazing bars and stone sills. The
north-east wing is slightly set back with a central Italianate bell
tower, mainly of yellow brick, rising to three storeys. The tower has
stone semicircular headed openings above a moulded string course, wide
eaves soffite and pyramid roof with ball finial. The tower is fronted
by a single storey octagonal structure with two stage hipped roof and
2-light casement with glazing bars to most faces. The last bay,
north-east, is a 2-storey canted bay. The south-west elevation has
the central bay set forward, this is surmounted by a gable pediment
with floral and scroll decorations and the date, in the t:ympanum. The
rear (south-east) elevation has two canted bays flanking tripartite
sashes. Wide coved eaves cornice and high standing yellow brick
stacks.
Interior: Stair Hall-stone open string staircase with metal
balustrade and hardwood wreathed handrail and three matching galleries
to the four walls. Rectangular panelled and hipped lantern over
stairwell. 3-door Mahogany screen, across Entrance Hall, half glazed
with diminished styles and panels below and full width overlight.
Former Ball Room (south-east). Divided into two by a screen of
unfluted Corinthian columns and pilasters. Fireplaces, to both ends
of room, in Grecian style with urns, garlands and egg and dart eared
architraves. Walls panelled with plaster floral mould with scalloped
corners. Panelled window shutters to bay and four-panel doors, coved
and moulded ceiling based on foliage rolls, elaborate ceiling roses,
diamond grid, arcs and foliage. Drawing Room - Modified bead and reel
cornice, oak chimney piece dated 1877. In the 1877 part of the house
the Dining and Billiard Rooms have their ceilings panelled in strips
of oak and have Oak fireplaces. There are also rooms at first floor
level which have ceilings panelled in Oak strips, they have in
addition coved and beaded cornices, panelled window shutters and
4-panel doors.


Listing NGR: SJ7032967617

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