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Harracles Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Longsdon, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1128 / 53°6'46"N

Longitude: -2.0676 / 2°4'3"W

OS Eastings: 395574

OS Northings: 357297

OS Grid: SJ955572

Mapcode National: GBR 24G.S48

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.60PY

Entry Name: Harracles Hall

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275327

Location: Longsdon, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Longsdon

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Longsdon St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 96 NE

Harracles Hall


Small country house. Early C18 with C20 alterations and additions. Red brick; stone dressings; hipped red tile roof; panelled corniced brick ridge stacks.

L-shaped plan. Original entrance front to west: two-storey, 2:3:2 front; cross casements with bolection surrounds; Nos. 2, 3, 6 and 7 blocked to first floor and 2, 5 and 6 to ground floor; moulded plinth and eaves band; raised string at first floor level stopped short of rusticated even quoins at angles and even quoins of the three-bay centre break surmounted by pediment with low-relief festooned cartouche in tympanum (C20 stack to right of pediment); central entrance with moulded surround, enlarged keystone and corbelled, and broken segmental pediment (now blocked by casement window).

Former five-bay south elevation now with alternate cross windows blocked, thus reducing the number of windows to three to each floor, rusticated even quoins and string at first floor level.

Interior: oak staircase to centre of south side in panelled stair hall; dog-leg layout, turned balusters, open, scroll-finished string, handrail and dados ramped at angles.

The house was built for Josiah Wedgewood shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Shaw of Blackwood in Horton C.P.

Listing NGR: SJ9557457297

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

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