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Sweeney Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8318 / 52°49'54"N

Longitude: -3.0505 / 3°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 329320

OS Northings: 326545

OS Grid: SJ293265

Mapcode National: GBR 73.TPHR

Mapcode Global: WH8B3.32MX

Plus Code: 9C4RRWJX+PQ

Entry Name: Sweeney Hall

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255626

Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire, SY10

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Morton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SJ 22 NE OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. A 483 (east side)

5/150 Sweeney Hall


Country house, now hotel. 1805 (datestone to right return) incorporating
parts of a late C18 building; extended c.1860 with later additions
and alterations. Main building ashlar with earlier red brick service
range and outbuildings to rear; low-pitched hipped slate roof with
stone ridge stacks hidden behind moulded eaves parapet. 2 storeys;
continuous floor band with giant Tuscan pilasters to corners and
flanking central porch; 5 x 3 bays, sash windows, those on first floor
to front and right return without glazing bars, tall 15-paned sashes
to ground floor (dummy windows on each floor to centre and right bays
of left return and to centre on right return); canted entrance porch
(probably slightly later) has glazing bar sashes to either side of
6-panel door with flanking pilasters; rectangular overlight has C19
stained glass armorial shield with legend "Dread Shame". L-shaped
service range to rear (altered in late C19 but with glazing bar sashes
and gauged heads) has single-storey yellow-brick corridor extension on
south linking main house with Jacobean-style east wing of c.1860:
also yellow brick with mullioned windows and prominent red brick ridge
and end stacks with shafts of star section. Interior: open-well stone
staircase with latticed cast-iron balustrade lit by oval cupola (now
with fibreglass glazing); fine plaster frieze to ceiling of left ground-
floor room (former library) and further friezes to former drawing room
and dining room on right side of house; wooden vaulting in corridor
linking main house with east wing said to be based on that in corridors
of the House of Commons. The house is set in a fine parkland landscape.
B.O.E., p. 300.

Listing NGR: SJ2932026545

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