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Lower Huxley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Huxley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1552 / 53°9'18"N

Longitude: -2.7523 / 2°45'8"W

OS Eastings: 349791

OS Northings: 362267

OS Grid: SJ497622

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.59YV

Mapcode Global: WH88H.PYLK

Entry Name: Lower Huxley Hall

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55522

Location: Hargrave and Huxley, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Hargrave and Huxley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Hargrave St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 46 SE HUXLEY C.P. LOWER HUXLEY


2/12 Lower Huxley Hall

22/10/1952

GV II*

Moated Manor house: late C15 with major additions and alterations of
early-mid C17. Small addition to rear of early C19 with some recent
alterations. Partly timber-framed internally, remainder in English
and Flemish bond orange brick, with blue brick diapering, and buff
sandstone dressings. Graduated Welsh slate roof with stone ridge. 1
massive lateral brick chimney with 3 diamond stacks. 3 later brick
chimneys on south wing. Plan developed from a medieval hall into a
courtyard, now reduced to L-shape. East wing has 2-storey and attic,
symmetrical 3-bay west front. Cyma-moulded stone plinth, stone
quoins, and moulded bands at 1st and 2nd floor. 2-storey end bays
project under coped gables and have 5-light rebated ovolo-moulded,
mullioned and transomed windows with applied lattice lead glazing.
Central bay has a pair of similar 3-light windows below, a single one
above. Between is a heraldic plaque under a label mould. To inside
of left end is original front door in moulded, 4-centred arched
doorcase. Similar recent doorway created in mullioned and transomed
window opposite.

South wing is in late C17 and early C19 English garden wall bond brick
on a stone plinth. Brick label moulds over C20 wooden mullioned and
transomed windows.
Interior: East wing has modern porch created in a bay window. Hall
extends along the whole length of the room to the rear. It has
moulded red sandstone fireplace. Decorative ceiling removed to expose
beams and joists. Plan altered upstairs but timber framed partitions
survive.

South wing: entry from modern porch into rather broad former screens
passage. It contains C17 splat baluster open well staircase with
finialled octagonal newels. Upper landing has later turned balusters.
To right hall was formerly open to the roof but has inserted ceiling
with massive moulded, plastered crossbeams of C16 date and later
strapwork medallions in the panels. Inglenook fireplace has chamfered
bressumer and moulded 4-centred arched stone fireplace brought down
from upstairs. To left of passage are former service rooms with close
studding of former external wall visible. Similar stone fireplace in
corner also moved from upstairs. Upstairs shows fine close-studded
partition walls with collar and tiebeam trusses. Over the hall is a
moulded arch-braced collar truss with wind-braced purlins. Main
chamber has pair of small grilles of turned balusters to passage into
later wing.


Listing NGR: SJ4979162267

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

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