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Date Listed: 13 October 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 212891
OS Grid Reference: SJ7867686399
OS Grid Coordinates: 378676, 386399
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3740, -2.3220
SJ 78 NE HALE HALE ROAD
7/131 No. 253
House now offices. 1890 on rainwater head. Edgar Wood.
Brick, ashlar dressings, render, tile hanging and red clay tile
roof. Large 2-storey detached house with attics, a single-
storey wing to the rear and a single-storey C20 extension to
left. 5 bays with stone plinth, quoins and dressings to
doors windows and buttresses. Diagonally set corner bay
window to bay 1 with mullion and transom window to ground
floor, enriched first floor band, mullion windows to first
floor, coped gablet and ball finial. Bay 2 has similar
windows and a large gable with carved barge boards. Tudor-
arch doorway to bay 3 with enriched cartouche above. Bays 3
and 4 have a considerable timber mullion and transom window
at first floor with leaded lights as well as a carved
bressumer, pargetted gable with floral motifs, carved
bargeboards and elaborate weather-vane. Single-storey bay
window to bay 5 with mullions and transom, rounded corners
and a 5-light timber mullioned window above with advanced
half hipped dormer and elaborate finial. Steep roof with
crested ridge and vents. Right elevation has projecting
chimney stack, 5 light mullion and transom window and a
first floor bow window. The left has another pargetted
gable. Fine Jacobean-style staircase as well as oak
panelling to boardroom which has a carved stone chimney
piece within an inglenook. Generally a well preserved
interior which includes plaster ceilings and friezes, doors
and ironwork, linen fold panelling and good stained glass
(some with pre-Raphaelite figures). An excellent example of
Wood's earlier work largely expressing the ideals of the Arts
and Crafts Movement and the vernacular revival.
Listing NGR: SJ7867686399
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