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Shireoaks Hall, Shireoaks

Description: Shireoaks Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 241213

OS Grid Reference: SK5524380596
OS Grid Coordinates: 455243, 380596
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3194, -1.1722

Location: Spring Lane, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire S81 8LT

Locality: Shireoaks
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: S81 8LT

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Listing Text

(South side)

1/5 Shireoaks Hall
G.V. II*

Small country house. c.1600. Probably by Robert Smythson for
Henry Hewett. Altered c.1700 by Sir Thomas Hewett Surveyor of
Woods North of Trent 1696-1716 and Surveyor of the Royal Works
1719-26, for himself. Partly demolished and gutted c.1811.
Restored 1812 and further restored post-1975. Coursed squared
rubble with slate roofs. Ashlar dressings, chamfered plinth,
first floor and lintel bands, string courses, coped parapet,
partly battlemented. 2 rear wall and single side wall stacks. 3
storeys plus casement, 7 bays, cross plan. Irregular south west
front has off-centre panelled door with overlight, flanked to
left by 3 glazing bar sashes and to right by mullioned and
transomed opening to basement and single glazing bar sash.
Above, 5 blocked openings and 2 glazing bar sashes. Above again,
5 blocked openings. South east front has projecting central bay
with French window with moulded hood, flanked to left by 2 light
mullioned basement window and single plain sash, and to right
late C19 addition, coursed squared rubble with hipped slate roof
and 2 mullioned windows, that to left blocked. Above, tall
central glazing bar sash flanked to left by tall chamfered and
rebated blocked opening and similar square unglazed opening, and
to right by single glazing bar sash. Above again, 2 central tall
blocked openings, and to left, 2 six light mullioned and
transomed windows. Rear addition has 2 mullioned and transomed
windows and above, 3 glazing bar sashes; doorway in return
angle. North east rear elevation has irregular fenestration with
chamfered doorway to right, now glazed, single C19 glazing bar
sash, blocked opening and unglazed opening. North west side has
full height projecting bay to left and to right, remains of lean-
to outbuildings, and attached laundry building, c.1700, with
hipped pantile roof and large C20 opening. Basement has, to
left, chamfered and rebated doorway and in projecting bay,
similar doorway and blocked opening. Outbuildings have single
cross-transomed window. Above, irregular fenestration with 2
C19 plain sashes, single cross-transomed window, partly blocked,
and 7 blocked openings. Basements contain 2 chamfered square
headed ashlar doorways,similar segmental headed doorway, and
blocked Tudor arched kitchen fireplace with flanking openings.
Entrance hall has C18 fielded panelling; drawing room to left
has C19 moulded cornice and bolection moulded marble fireplace;
closet, to rear, has C17 framed panelling and C19 marble
fireplace; dining room, to right, has late C17 moulded surround
with scroll top to French window; study, to right, has C18
fielded panelling, moulded cornice and dado, and C18 pierced oak
door; stairwell, to right, has original spiral stair with square
ashlar newel and stone treads. First floor has, to right,
Classical impost to first floor doorway; passage contains
mullioned borrowed light and keystone and imposts of Hall
fireplace; some half-height framed panelling, 3 C19 fireplaces
and 3 C19 panelled doors. Sources: Colvin, Pevsner and
Thoroton Society.

Listing NGR: SK5524380596

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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