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Bidston Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4038 / 53°24'13"N

Longitude: -3.0762 / 3°4'34"W

OS Eastings: 328546

OS Northings: 390207

OS Grid: SJ285902

Mapcode National: GBR 6YY2.TJ

Mapcode Global: WH761.QPBX

Entry Name: Bidston Hall

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389190

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Bidston and St James

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Bidston St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


BIRKENHEAD

SJ2890 ELEANOR ROAD, Bidston
789-1/6/164 (East side)
29/07/50 Bidston Hall

GV II*

Large house. Probably a late C16-early C17 re-building of an
earlier structure, the remodelling itself in at least two
phases. Coursed and squared stone with plain slate roofs. Hall
and two cross wing plan, modified by C19 renewal of roofs to
form two parallel longitudinal gables. Symmetrical facade,
with central two-storey semi-circular bowed porch with
segmentally-arched entrance with chamfered jambs to architrave
and stressed enriched voussoirs. Continuous band of mullioned
windows at first floor. Scallopped parapet with low-relief
motifs. Flanking mullioned windows of 3- and 4 lights with
plain string course over. Rear elevation also symmetrical with
original advanced outer gables each with 4-light mullioned
windows linked by 4-bay loggia to ground floor, the arcade of
semi-circular arches carried on columns with marked entasis.
4-light mullioned windows above. Doorway and flanking windows
recessed within, possibly resited. Mullions throughout are
ovolo moulded. Interior has central hall with rear wall stack
flanked by original service end to left, the present kitchen
in the parlour wing to the right. 4-centred arched fire-places
in hall and parlour, and some upstairs rooms. 4-centred arched
lintels to original doors between principal lower rooms.
Exposed stone work with rich collection of masons' marks.
Stone staircase towards the rear. Timber framed partition
walls upstairs, and traces of earlier layout before addition
of loggia infilling between the two wings. The property
belonged to the earls of Derby from the C14 until c1652, and
the present house was probably built by the 4th earl.


Listing NGR: SJ2854690207

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

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