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Rose Hill, Lydiate

Description: Rose Hill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 216489

OS Grid Reference: SD3762504502
OS Grid Coordinates: 337625, 404502
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5335, -2.9425

Locality: Lydiate
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L31 4JF

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Listing Text

SD 30 SE
(west side)
7/90 Rose Hill
House. C18 with mid C19 facade. Brick with stucco and
pebble-dash facade, slate roof. 2 storeys, 7 bays, the 1st
2 bays recessed, the last 5 bays form symmetrical
composition. Ground floor with chanelled rustication, 1st
floor sill band and quoins. Ground floor has canted bay
windows with hipped slate roofs. 1st floor windows have
shouldered and eared architraves, friezes and cornices; the
central window has consoled segmental pediment. Windows
have sashes, no glazing bars. Central porch has round-
arched entrance with flanking flat pilasters, frieze,
cornice and hipped roof. 1st 2 bays have canopied entrance,
4 gable-end stacks and one in roof pitch. Rear has some
windows with glazing bars. House is important for its
associations with the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who
visited the house to say Mass in the private chapel. Here
he wrote the poem"Spring and Fall" and corresponded with
fellow poet Robert Bridges.

Listing NGR: SD3762504502

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Source: English Heritage

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