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Crossley East Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Manley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2546 / 53°15'16"N

Longitude: -2.7083 / 2°42'29"W

OS Eastings: 352842

OS Northings: 373294

OS Grid: SJ528732

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZJT.G1

Mapcode Global: WH884.CGLB

Entry Name: Crossley East Hospital

Listing Date: 7 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487227

Location: Manley, Cheshire West and Chester, WA6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Manley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Delamere St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description

SJ 57 SW
1184/3/10006
07-AUG-00

MANLEY
Crossley East Hospital

GV
II

Tuberculosis hospital. A charitable foundation sponsored by the Crossley family of Manchester. 1902-1904. Mid- and late C20 alterations and additions. Red brick, with terracotta dressings and pebbledash panels in various colours. Plain tile hipped roofs with finials and coped stacks. 3 storeys plus attics; 23 windows arranged 1/4/1/4/3/4/1/4/1. Renaissance Revival style. Windows are mainly wooden cross casements with glazing bars in the top lights; some are partly reglazed in the original openings.
The main block has a symmetrical E-plan, with a central external corridor at the rear linking it with the cruciform ancillary buildings comprising the chapel, dining room and kitchens. A covered way at the east end of the main block connects with the L-plan open air ward.

Central entrance bay has plinth, sill bands, dentillated eaves cornice, shaped polychrome gable and an octagonal domed turret with louvred openings and finial. Projecting centre with dentillated segmental pediment and enriched tympanum. Square terracotta porch with rusticated columns and pierced balustrade, containing half-glazed door with fanlight and sidelights, flanked by single windows in the same style. Above, a cross-casement, flanked by single windows under segmental arches with keystones. Above again, a segment-arched recess with shaped stone balcony and wrought iron railing, flanked by single windows. In the gable, a S-light casement with round arched centre light and label mould.
Inner and outer side bays have each 4 windows, alternately narrow and wide, with segmental heads and keystones to the lower floors. Attics have box dormers, 3 lights, with segmental pediments.
Intermediate square bay windows have detailing similar to the centre, with half-glazed doors and sidelights. Above, on each floor, 3-light mullioned windows, the upper with cross mullion and round arched central light. Projecting end bays have semicircular bay windows, 3 storeys, with sill bands and dentillated cornices. Plain sashes, reglazed, with glazing bar overlights.
Returns, 4 windows, have each a square cross-mullioned bay window to the ground floor, and offset to the right, a canted bay window, 2 storeys.
Rear elevation has a projecting centre with a Diocletian window in the pediment, sanitary towers with projecting centres, and canted bay windows in the side bays. East of the centre, a canted single storey addition forming the operating theatre.
Gabled corridor, 6 bays, has glazing bar cross casements, and a late C20 entrance on the west side. Chapel, to east, 4 bays, has plinth, pedimented buttresses, eaves cornice, and late C20 flat roof behind coped parapet with pedestals. To south 4, and to north 2, segment- headed cross casements with glazing bars. Unbuttressed canted east end has a central enriched datestone, 1902, and a pedestal topped with a cross. On each side, a segment arched window, Perpendicular style, formerly with stained glass.
Dining room, to west, 5 bays, has on the south side 2 square projecting bays with cross-mullioned French windows alternating with similar smaller windows. Above, a box dormer, 9 lights. West gable has 3 French windows, the central one larger, and a roundel in the gable.
Double range kitchen block has 2 gables to west, that to south with canted bay window, that to north covered by late C20 flat roofed addition. Eastern range has clerestory roof. Storage block
has late C20 alterations to the windows. Open-air ward, L-plan, has glazed verandahs on the north and south sides of the west wing, with 3 segment arched openings to the south now blocked. Cross wing has to the south a semicircular bay window with glazing bars, and to east, 2 canted bay windows. Covered way has glass roof on wooden posts.
INTERIORS: Main block has a cruciform entrance hall with chamfered segmental arches and glazed tile dado. Glazed screen to main entrance, with half-glazed double doors. Plain staircases with flank walls with similar dado. Similar detailing to spinal corridor and upper floors. Dining room has principal rafter roof with arch braces, ceiled at collar level, and a segment arched arcade on the north side. Open-air ward has half-glazed folding doors on south side of west wing.

Listing NGR: SJ5284273294

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