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Willaston Old Hall

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2917 / 53°17'30"N

Longitude: -3.0063 / 3°0'22"W

OS Eastings: 333019

OS Northings: 377667

OS Grid: SJ330776

Mapcode National: GBR 7ZFC.YQ

Mapcode Global: WH87S.SJMC

Entry Name: Willaston Old Hall

Listing Date: 27 December 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475652

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH64

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Willaston and Thornton

Built-Up Area: Willaston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Willaston Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


NESTON

SJ3377 HADLOW ROAD, Willaston Village
794-1/10/116 (East side)
27/12/62 Willaston Old Hall

GV II*

Manor house. Dated 1558; C19 alterations and additions. For
Hugh Bennett. Red brick with red sandstone quoins and
dressings and sandstone plinth; slate roof with stone coped
gables, moulded kneelers and ball finials; diagonally set
brick stack with octagonal pots.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey, 5-bay flush quoined front, outer and
centre bays gabled and projecting. Centre bay has studded oak
door on ornamental wrought-iron strap hinges beneath shaped
lintel, dated and inscribed H.B.
Ground and first floor windows are of 4 mullioned and
transomed lights; on second floor, of 4 mullioned lights
beneath floating cornices in gabled bays, 3 mullioned lights
in intermediate bays. Mullions and transoms are ovolo moulded.
Continuous moulded cornices over ground and first floors, that
to the first floor continued across the gable-end as brick
dentilled band. Left gable end has mullioned windows on all
floors.
INTERIOR: old chamfered beams and exposed joists to ground and
first floor ceilings. Firebeams in the hall and kitchen. The
lounge has ceiling height oak panelling with fluted Jacobean
frieze, and a C19 bay window. The staircase has carved strings
based on strapwork, carved newel finials and splat balusters.
The first floor south bedroom has a stone mantel with the
Bennett arms on a shield at the centre of the frieze with
flower and leaf decoration. Moulded opening with slightly
pointed soffit. Stonework bears remains of naive painted
decoration. To the left of the mantel at frieze level is a
shield with a lion rampant. The room contains an original
plastered frieze with leaf motif on the north wall.


Listing NGR: SJ3301977667

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