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Stretton Hall and Adjoining Stable Wing

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stretton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0689 / 53°4'7"N

Longitude: -2.8268 / 2°49'36"W

OS Eastings: 344694

OS Northings: 352724

OS Grid: SJ446527

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.BPTT

Mapcode Global: WH891.K434

Entry Name: Stretton Hall and Adjoining Stable Wing

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404015

Location: Stretton, Cheshire West and Chester, SY14

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Stretton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tilston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


2/51 Stretton Hall and
adjoining stable wing



Hall, 1763, of Flemish bond red brick with buff sandstone basement,
painted stone dressings and hipped graded grey slate roof. 2 storeys
plus basement and attics. 3 good symmetrical elevations: Entrance
Front of 3 bays plus lower hip-roofed 1 bay wings has canted
projecting centre with divided curved flight of 5 stone steps to
entrance (door replaced, in keeping) with pediment on consoles; 6
recessed 12-pane horizontal-sliding sashes under keystone lintels to
basement; moulded plinth-cap at ground floor; 4 recessed 12-pane
sashes in architraves to lower storey and 5 to upper storey; the wings
have basement, 1 main storey and attic of 1 window; projecting bands
at 1st floor and cill levels, moulded cornice carries brick parapet; 6
symmetrically placed chimneys, 2 on ridge and 2 at each end of main
block. Left end has replaced door in architrave with 12-pane recessed
sash in architrave to each side. Garden Front is flush, with 4
windows and replaced door to basement and 5 windows to each main
storey, detailed as in entrance front; bands, cornice and parapet as
at front. Venetian window with Tuscan pilasters to main storey of
each wing.
The stable wing (linked by walled yard at right end of house),much
altered,of coursed red sandstone and red brick with graded grey slate
roof, has 2 leaded windows 1 in opening with late C17 flush mullion,
in south-east face.
Interior: Basement has barrel-vaulted rooms.
Lower main storey. Hall has colonnade of 4 Ionic wooden columns,
marble mantel (probably late Georgian) and modillion plaster cornice;
door to right leads to corridor and good back stair of oak of 2
flights with winders, with turned newels, 2 turned balusters per step
and swept handrail; gun room (access from corridor) has cast iron
grate with Georgian pine mantel, gun rack and cartridge cupboards.
Behind hall (facing garden) are dining room left, and study right with
panelled dados and reveals, and modillion plaster cornices, connected
by opening with moulded, panelled case containing pair of folding
doors, each of two 5-panel leaves. In left wing drawing room has
coved ceiling. Open-well main stair of 3 flights (left of hall,
through round archway of painted wood, classically moulded) has oak
steps with open string and good carved brackets, curtail on square
carved newel of oak and 3 renewed turned balusters per step. The
stair-well has dado panelling, modillion cornice and good ornate
plaster chandelier-rose.
Upper storey. Moulded basket archway of wood from stair to broad
central corridor: left bedroom to garden front (opposite stair) has
C18 marble mantel, plaster cornice and basket archway (now blocked on
bedroom side) to former dressing room, now bathroom. Central bedroom
to entrance front has good overmantel of wood, containing mirror.
Right bedroom to garden front has marble mantel, probably late
Georgian, and simple moulded plaster cornice. The doors on both main
storeys have 6 fielded panels with margin moulds.
Back stair continues to attic storey. The 3 rooms to garden front and
2 to entrance front have painted doors, probably of oak, of 2 great
panels. The trusses to the hipped roof are visible with massive
timbers braced with heavy wrought-iron straps.

Listing NGR: SJ4469452724

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

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