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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1191166
English Heritage Legacy ID: 275327
Location: Longsdon, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13
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
SJ 96 NE
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
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