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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
Entry Name: Sweeney Hall
Listing Date: 15 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307655
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255626
Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire, SY10
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
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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