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Crag Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2163 / 53°12'58"N

Longitude: -2.0196 / 2°1'10"W

OS Eastings: 398786

OS Northings: 368809

OS Grid: SJ987688

Mapcode National: GBR 23C.67J

Mapcode Global: WHBBX.YFF4

Entry Name: Crag Hall

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58105

Location: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wildboarclough St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 96 NE
14/4/1967 Crag Hall.
House circa 1815 in brown sandstone (of brick-sized blocks) with
ashlar quoins and dressings and hipped grey slate roof, swept round
semi-circular full-height bay (facing out) at each end. 2 storeys
with 5 windows to front and 3 in each semi-circular bay. Raised
projecting tetrastyle Ionic portico with rusticated base containing 3
arched recesses, flight of stone steps to each side (9 right, 8 left)
and square entablature; iron railings. Pair of 3-panel doors flanked
by a round-headed 13-pane recessed sash left and right. The central
window above the portice has an ashlar case with a square entablature
on console brackets. 12-pane recessed sashes to lower storey of each
wing, 9-pane to upper, all in ashlar cases. The Semi-circular bays
have plain projecting ashlar bands at cill levels. Broad, boarded,
open eaves.
The interior justifies the II* grading. The hall with lozenge flag
paving and 2 niches has double doors to study (left), drawing room
(right) and circular cantilevered stbne stair (rear) with ornate
cast-iron balusters.
The study has a semicircular end, a small chimney piece with
ornamental mirrors and door to dining room (to rear) which has oak
dado panelling (probably later), Ionic chimney piece of black marble
with plain mantel and 3 (later) ornamental mirrors and door to stair.
The drawing room with marble fireplace flanked by double doors left
and right; in a wing to rear is the billiard room with staff door.
The rear stair has 3 cantilevered stone flights.
There is a glazed dome over the main stair. The bedroom over the
study (Lady Derby's) has a good cast iron fireplace in a Gothick
surround of timber. Finely made mahogany doors of 6 fielded panels to
principal rooms on both storeys. Fairly simple plaster cornices.
During the C19 Crag Hall was the residence of the proprietor of the
textile mills at Wildboarclough. Crag Hall is shown on Greenwood's
Map of Cheshire (published 1819) but detailing of the portico, roof
and staircase balustrade look some 15 years later. It is also on
Swire and Hutchings and Bryant's maps of Cheshire (published 1830 and

Listing NGR: SJ9878668809

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

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