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Latitude: 52.9291 / 52°55'44"N
Longitude: -2.4457 / 2°26'44"W
OS Eastings: 370134
OS Northings: 336943
OS Grid: SJ701369
Mapcode National: GBR 7X.MDFV
Mapcode Global: WH9BY.DMLW
Plus Code: 9C4VWHH3+JP
Entry Name: Oakley Hall and pair of sphinxes framing east entrance
Listing Date: 2 December 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205760
English Heritage Legacy ID: 362605
Location: Loggerheads, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Loggerheads
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Mucklestone St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
Tagged with: Mansion
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 29/04/2020
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Oakley Hall and pair of sphinxes framing east entrance
Country house. 1710 (datestone on north wall) with later additions and alterations. Built for Sir John Chetwode. Red brick on sandstone plinth with ashlar and rusticated dressings; slate roofs, orange-brown brick ridge stacks re-built in late C20. Two storeys over cellars; flat stone string course, moulded eaves cornice and parapet. East front: is entrance front; symmetrical of eleven bays arranged a-b-c-b-a; the two end bays projecting slightly; rusticated quoin strips to corners and ashlar-faced centre flanked by two giant pilasters with Corinthian capitals; windows all glazing bar sashes in moulded stone surrounds with projecting keystones, mid-window also with grotesque lion's head above and swags of garlands and bottom volutes to sides; central doorway with segmental pediment on console brackets, six-panel double door with delicately wreathed metal fanlight; balustrade above parapet with plain early C20 pediment, decorated with festooned garlands, to centre (the original pediment was curvaceous with shaped finials). North front: in seven bays with three-window bow (early C19) to centre of ground floor. West front: three:three:three bays; central section slightly projecting and with a full-height three-window bow under conical roof (note the turned balusters below the first floor windows and the console brackets to the central one). Plain south front in four bays with a four-bay colonnaded verandah (reconstructed as a conservatory in late C20) attached to south-west corner. Interior: considerably altered in early 1970's, the chief items of interest are now the early C18 staircase with its turned balusters and a plastered ceiling and frieze (c.1800) to the ground floor of the two-storied bow on west side; this room also has a good fireplace (again of c.1800) and shutters to the windows, as have those to the single-storied bow on north. Two sphinx-like figures with female heads and cast iron lamps behind flank the main entrance. A ha-ha with drystone wall approximately 1.2m high lies about 60m to the east and lies within the curtilage.
Listing NGR: SJ7013436943
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