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Chapel at Somerford Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerford, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1804 / 53°10'49"N

Longitude: -2.2785 / 2°16'42"W

OS Eastings: 381482

OS Northings: 364848

OS Grid: SJ814648

Mapcode National: GBR 00R.LR6

Mapcode Global: WH99V.ZB45

Entry Name: Chapel at Somerford Hall

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56582

Location: Somerford, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Somerford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Astbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 86 SW
4/108 Chapel at Somerford Hall
- II*

Chapel. Dated 1720. Red Flemish bond brick with black headers and
ashlar dressings. Hall plan. Western front: deep ashlar plinth with
chamfered top. Chamfered quoins to the corners (common to all front
corners). Central doorway with a moulded ashlar round-arched surround
and moulded springers and keystone, above which is a hood-mould.
Above this is the rectangular datestone which has a moulded surround
and reads "(illegible)/Glorey be to God on high/And on Earth
peace/Goodwill towards men/A.D. MDCCXX". Immediately above this is a
round-arched window which has a moulded ashlar surround and cuts
through an ashlar stringcourse. To the gable apex is a later circular
clock face with a board of planks. The gable has an ashlar coping and
ball finials to the apex and lower corners and to the centre of each
side. The eastern end has a similar plinth, quoins, stringcourse and
gable decoration but has one 3-light central window with round-arched
heads of early C20 date which replaces a window which rested on a
lower ashlar sill which is still evident. Above this is an oval oeil
de boeuf window to the gable. The southern side has four round arched
windows with ashlar surrounds to east and a blank bay at the western
end. The northern wall is similar with some repaired brick work at
Interior: Raised and fielded panelling to the lower walls with a C19
frieze and cornice to the top. To the western end is a gallery which
is supported by two square Corinthian capitals and has a staircase at
right of 2 flights with a ramped, moulded handrail. To left is an
enclosed pew with screen of similar balusters. The front of the
gallery is of raised and fielded panels and to the rear corners are
square columns with fluting and triglyphs and guttae to the frieze and
cornice. The eastern end has a reredos which has 3 painted panels
with a portion of St Matthew's gospel at left and the creed at right.
The central panel is overlayed by a late C19/early C20 panel of
embroidery with a guilloche-moulded surround. To either side of this
are Corinthian pilasters and to the centre at top is a broken
segmental pediment between the halves of which is a pelican in her
piety. At either side are slightly sunken arched panels which now
contain marble wall monuments. The roof has 4 trusses with
queenposts, angle braces and V-struts to the apex. The eastern
triple window and one northern window are memorials to members of the
Shakerley family designed by Irene Dunlop.

Listing NGR: SJ8148264848

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

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