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Checkley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Checkley cum Wrinehill, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0123 / 53°0'44"N

Longitude: -2.4 / 2°24'0"W

OS Eastings: 373257

OS Northings: 346187

OS Grid: SJ732461

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.GCJS

Mapcode Global: WH9BL.3KD1

Entry Name: Checkley Hall

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57091

Location: Checkley cum Wrinehill, Cheshire East, CW5

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Checkley cum Wrinehill

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Doddington St John

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 74 NW
5/13 Checkley Hall


Small country house. Dated 169? and altered in the late C18 or early
C19. Red English bond brick with alterations in English garden wall
bond brick with a plain tile roof. Three storeys. Entrance front:
five bays symmetrically disposed. Central ground floor doorway with a
moulded, hipped ashlar surround above a flight of five C20 steps.
Between the ground and first floor is a string course of moulded brick
which is angled upwards at the centre to meet the top of the
doorcase. To either side are windows of 4 x 4 sash panes with flat
arched heads. These windows have stone sills of C19 date and appear
to have been deepened. To the first floor are five 2-light casement
windows with flat arched heads. The walling to the third floor is of
English garden wall bond brickwork and dates from the C18 alterations
at which time the hipped roof was altered to a gable ended one of
shallow pitch. Five windows with flat arched heads, the second and
fourth from the right now blocked, the rest with 2-light casement
windows. Two massive chimney stacks to right and left of the ridge
with sunken round-arched panels to each side. Left hand gable end has
5 bays symmetrically disposed having a central doorway with cambered
head to the ground floor to either side of which are window openings
with flat arched heads, the second and fourth from right of which are
now blocked. The lateral windows have lowered sills and are now of 4
x 4 sash panes with flat arched heads. Moulded brick string course
between floors. Five window openings to the first floor the second
from right now blocked the rest with 2-light casement windows. Below
the central windows are the initials T D R formed of headers set in
the brickwork. The second floor also has five window openings of
which the central 3 are now blocked and the lateral 2 contain 2-light
sash windows. Brick band dividing second floor from gable. The left
hand gable end is now largely obscured by the later addition of a
cottage which abuts the house (not included in item). Below the
central first floor window which is blocked, is the partially
decipherable date 169 which is formed of headers.
Rear: mezzanine window of 3 casement lights cutting through the band
between the ground and first floors. Above this was a similar first
floor window which is now blocked. To the ground and first floors are
2 lateral 2-light casement windows and the second floor has similar
windows to the centre and left. To the left is a projecting wing
which abuts the corner of the house.
Interior: Lobby to side door and one ground floor room have bolection
moulded panelling of rectangular panels divided by a chair rail. The
room has a fireplace with bolection moulded ashlar chimney piece and 2
bolection moulded panels to the overmantel. The doors to this room
also have 2 rectangular bolection moulder panels and H hinges. Cyma
moulded cornices to both rooms. Early C17 run-through panelling to
the hallway probably bought from elsewhere. The staircase is of 4
flights with open well and closed string. The newel posts are
rectangular and panelled and the balusters are of barley sugar form
with a massive ramped bannister. One of the first floor rooms has a
bolection moulded fire surround similar to that seen on the ground
floor, and a similar, smaller fire surround to an adjacent dressing
room. One second floor room has an ashlar fire surround with a
moulded, lugged frame above which is a cavetto moulding supporting a
deeply projecting pediment. The back stairs are of 6 close stringed
flights and have splat balusters of serpentine form.

Listing NGR: SJ7325746187

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

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