Description: Stable Block of Former Cresswell Hall
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238146
OS Grid Reference: NZ2879993014
OS Grid Coordinates: 428799, 593014
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2305, -1.5487
CRESSWELL CRESSWELL HALL
NZ 29 SE
8/1 Stable Block of former
Stable block, 1829 by John Shaw for Addison John Cresswell-Baker. Tooled-and-
margined ashlar; slate roofs. Imposing ranges on 3 sides of a court closed to
south by a wall with flat coping. North range 2 storeys, 7 bays, the central
projecting under a clock tower: doorway with cornice on moulded corbels,
modillion cornice at eaves level, 3-light mullioned window to 2nd floor. Moulded
set-back clock stage with clock faces under garlands. Roman Doric bellcote with
square piers distyle in antis on each side and low-pitched pyramidal roof with
antefixae. Bays flanking tower have paired carriage entrances with stone lintels
beneath moulded cornices; and corniced doorways between end bays. Window openings
empty; all openings have chamfered surrounds. Eaves cornice with paired brackets.
4 corniced ridge stacks with conjoined shafts.
West range 5 bays with similar detail. Central bay set forward with large archway;
imposts, moulded keystone, modillion cornice and parapet over. Roof hipped to
left. At far left lower wall with segment-headed arch links with wall closing
courtyard on south. East range 4 bays, irregular fenestration.
Interior: stone open-well stair in north range behind tower. Derelict and
partly roofless at time of survey.
Cresswell Hall, built 1821-4, was demolished in 1937.
Listing NGR: NZ2879993014
Source: English Heritage
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