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Terra Nova School

A Grade II Listed Building in Twemlow, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2276 / 53°13'39"N

Longitude: -2.3071 / 2°18'25"W

OS Eastings: 379596

OS Northings: 370110

OS Grid: SJ795701

Mapcode National: GBR 003.RHR

Mapcode Global: WH99N.J4LG

Entry Name: Terra Nova School

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Last Amended: 12 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231670

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406846

Location: Twemlow, Cheshire East, CW4

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Twemlow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Goostrey St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 77 SE

2/53 Terra Nova School
(Formerly listed as
6.6.52 Jodrell Hall)


Mansion, now a school, 1779 (Pevsner) with additions 1885. (Porch
rainwater head) by Douglas and later alterations. Red brick in
Flemish Bond, with stone dressing and slate roof. 3 storeys and
attic, 5 bays with 3 storey, 3 bay wing north and 2 storey and attic 3
bay wing (by Douglas) south. Stone plinth and first floor sill band.
Three centre bays project slightly and are surmounted by a gable
pediment which uses the same moulding as the eaves cornice. Recessed
sashes with stone sills, flat arches and glazing bars. Oculus, with
stone surround, in the tympanum of the pediment. Projecting brick
porch with ovolo moulded semicircular stone archivolt, with keystone
and flanking reeded stone pilasters. The pilasters continue upwards
passing a dentil cornice and brick parapet wall, with stone coping, to
support ball finials. The porch has a nine-panel semi-circular headed
outer door, on strap hinges, and a half glazed nine-panel internal
door with semi-circular headed 3-mullion fanlight. The interior of
the porch has dado panelling and the side walls stone ovolo moulded
cross windows with leaded glazing. There is a brick parapet wall
above the eaves cornice and stone copings to parapet and gables.
Gable-end stacks. The south wing is contemporary to the porch having
stone cross windows, with leaded glazing, and shaped gables to the
centre and south gable-end. The late C18 north wing has recessed
sashes and detailing similar to the main building.
Interior: Entrance Hall has stone geometrical staircase with shaped
step ends, turned oak balusters and very heavy moulded bottom newel.
The Dining Room has panelled walls, panelled beams and the ceiling
formed into panels by moulded wooden beads. There are panelled
shutters to windows, some with carving, and many six panel doors. At
first floor level there is a screen of Doric columns and pilasters
supporting a moulded beam, and the spaces between the columns are
filled with balusters which match the staircase. On the Landing a
semi-circular headed niche is flanked by six-panel doors with panelled
linings, and there are matching doors to north and south ends of the

Listing NGR: SJ7959670110

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