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Description: Henlle Hall
Date Listed: 2 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255748
OS Grid Reference: SJ3062135407
OS Grid Coordinates: 330621, 335407
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9116, -3.0331
SELATTYN AND GOBOWEN C.P. HENLLE PARK
SJ 33 NW
2/35 Henlle Hall
Country house. Dated 1794 on rainwater head to rear with C19 additions
and alterations. Painted and rendered brick; slate roofs, hipped to flanking
pavilions and service ranges. Main house of 2 storeys with attic to central
projecting pedimented break; cellars lit by segmental-headed windows to
plinth. Continuous stone floor band and moulded eaves cornice. 1:1:1
windows, glazing bar sashes with slightly cambered grooved lintels and project-
ing keystones. Central entrance approached by flight of 3 steps has stone
Tuscan doorcase with plain entablature and segmental pediment; narrow flanking
sash windows and 6-panel door with rectangular overlight. Red brick ridge
stacks to left and right and integral end stacks. Pedimented gable ends
with roundels to centre. Single-storey hip-roofed pavilions to left and
right also have moulded cornices and 2 glazing bar sashes to front. Rear
elevation: 1:3:1 windows, centre section forming 2-storey canted bay with
pediment behind and above; glazing bar sashes throughout, blind to left
and right of pediment and replaced by late C20 French window to lower left.
C19 brick verandah against right gable end. Service range attached to
right gable end to front. Early Cl9. Stuccoed brick; slate roof. 3
storeys. 4 windows; mainly C19 segmental-headed cast-iron casements (including
some dummies) with mid-C20 casement to right on first floor. L-shaped
hip-roofed block attached to right pavilion, probably also early C19, has
16-paned sash windows to front. Interior: stone-flagged entrance hall
separated from corridor to right by Roman Ionic colonnade in antis. Fluted
round-headed arch to left leads to open well staircase with wreathed handrail,
carved decoration to open string, stick balusters and panelled dado. Room
in canted bay to rear has pilasters with elaborately painted feather decoration
and enriched frieze and cornice. Similar Adam-style decoration to other
principal ground-floor rooms except to room to right of entrance hall, which
has plain moulded cornice. This room also has 2 panelled cupboards flanking
fireplace, left in fact a disguised door giving access to entrance hall.
Dog-leg staircase in service range similar to main stairs but without carving
to string. Panelled doors and window shutters throughout and several original
marble fireplaces with cast-iron Coalbrookdale grates. Henlle Hall was
formerly in Whittington C.P.
Listing NGR: SJ3062135407
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Source: English Heritage
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