Description: Roveries Hall
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 257084
OS Grid Reference: SO3235592150
OS Grid Coordinates: 332355, 292150
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5230, -2.9984
SO 39 SW LYDHAM C.P. OWL'S LANE (north side)
2/170 Roveries Hall (formerly
listed as The Roveries)
Shown on O.S. map as Roveries.
House. 1810, by John Hiram Haycock for John Oakeley as an enlargement of an
earlier house. Stuccoed limestone rubble with hipped slate roofs. Regency
villa style. 2 storeys. Plinth, deep eaves and 7 brick ridge stacks.
South-west front: 4 bays; glazing bar sashes, tripartite with recessed
segmental heads in outer bays on ground floor, and central 2-bay 2-storey
bow. South-east front: 3 bays, ground floor to left blank; central pair of
half-glazed doors, ashlar porch with unfluted Greek Doric columns and pilasters,
and full entablature with lead top. Projecting lower hipped-roofed circa C18
wing to right. Interior: entrance hall with semi-circular end walls and panelled
plaster ceiling; double height top-lit staircase hall and dog-leg staircase
with stick balusters; fireplace in The Drawing Room with reeded architraves,
and doors with reeded architraves. The Panelled Room, ground floor to right
at rear: a post-war introduction from a London house. Raised and fielded
panelling with dado and moulded cornice; fireplace with lugged architrave,
central carved shell panel, flanking carved acanthus, egg and dart enriched
cornice; panelled overmantel with eared architrave, shell above and flanking
husk garlands; flanking semi-circular arched buffets; 6-panelled door with
architrave, and doorcase with acanthus frieze and broken triangular pediment.
Howard Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840,
(John Murray), 1978, P.468; Salop Records Office, Specification and estimate,
1079, Box 13.
Listing NGR: SO3235592150
Source: English Heritage
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