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Calveley Hall

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

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Latitude: 53.1216 / 53°7'17"N

Longitude: -2.8167 / 2°49'0"W

OS Eastings: 345441

OS Northings: 358575

OS Grid: SJ454585

Mapcode National: GBR 7F.769Q

Mapcode Global: WH88N.PSXT

Entry Name: Calveley Hall

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405142

Location: Handley, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Handley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Handley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/68 Calveley Hall.



Hall: 1684 for Lady Mary Calveley, remodelled 1818 for Sir Thomas
Legh of Lyme, some C20 alterations. Rendered brick with stone quoins
and plinth. Hipped Welsh slate roof and 2 brick chimneys. 3-storey,
symmetrical, 7-bay front (1:2:1:2:1). End bays are set back and have
12-pane sashes (1 altered to patio window). Central 5-bays form main
block. Flush 12-pane sashes in plain reveals. High solid parapet
with sunken panels over the windows. Doorcase has reeded columns with
semi-circular fanlight with radial glazing bars and a 6-panelled door.
To rear C17 brickwork visible with a slighted band and cornice.
Interior: Entrance lobby (probably taken out of left hand room which
has no C17 features) leads at back to excellent broad stair with a
shallow flight, square landing and second flight to left. Double
spiral newels with Baroque fruitbowl finials have Calveley arms to the
front. Double spiral balusters and heavily moulded handrail with a
frieze of interwining roses and boughs of fruit. Room to right has
painted bolection moulded panelling throughout, similar doors with
H-hinges and a simple contemporary plaster ceiling. Main 3-bay room
upstairs has similar unpainted panelling throughout and good
overmantel with arms of Sir Hugh Calveley, carved lily leaves around
the bolection, hanging garlands of fruit and foliage to the sides and
carved acanthus in the pulvinated frieze. Contemporary doors. Room
beyond, only has a panelled dado and a frieze with panels for
tapestries, now removed.

Listing NGR: SJ4544158575

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

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