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Birtles Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Over Alderley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2681 / 53°16'5"N

Longitude: -2.2132 / 2°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 385878

OS Northings: 374584

OS Grid: SJ858745

Mapcode National: GBR DZZN.N6

Mapcode Global: WHBBM.Z38Z

Plus Code: 9C5V7Q9P+6P

Entry Name: Birtles Hall

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58324

ID on this website: 101329626

Location: Cheshire East, Cheshire, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Over Alderley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Birtles St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Neoclassical architecture English country house

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SJ 87 SE

BIRTLES LANE (west side)
Birtles Hall


Mansion: c.1790 for the Hibbert family, balustrade early C19, interior rebuilt by JH Sellers after fire in 1938, and some demolition. Ashlar buff sandstone Welsh slate roof and three brick chimneys. Two storey symmetrical five bay south front (2:1:2). Plain frieze and projecting cornice supporting balustrade. End bays have twelve-pane sashes in plain reveals with carved classical panels between each pair of windows. Central bay steps forward and has a Ionic porch in antis approached by four steps with a pair of doors behind in a simple architrave with a flat hood on consoles. Semi-circular headed niches in the side walls of the porch. Balustraded parapet has Hibbert arms and twelve-pane sash above. East front has canted end bay windows and four continuous steps between them.

Interior: original stone well staircase with plain cast-iron balusters containing simple tracery and a mahogany handrail. Pair of good Georgian mahogany doors with original brass furniture and a reset cast-iron grate. Remaining fireplaces are a collection from other Georgian houses. Remaining interior of 1938 in a good but restrained Classical style.

The architect was said to have been Sir John Soane though the design lacks real distinction and is unlikely to be his.

Listing NGR: SJ8587874584

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