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Description: Cruckton Hall
Date Listed: 10 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259480
OS Grid Reference: SJ4293210156
OS Grid Coordinates: 342932, 310156
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6861, -2.8457
SJ 41 SW PONTESBURY C.P. CRUCKTON
1/177 Cruckton Hall
Small country house, now school. Mainly c.1770, with later additions and
alterations, principally of mid-to late C19, but incorporating parts of an
earlier house. Red brick with ashlar dressings, slate roofs and brick ridge
stacks. Symmetrical plan with 2 projecting 2-bay cross-wings to north. 3
storeys; continuous brick floor band to first floor and a moulded stone
string course to second; stone parapet to top carried up around low pediments
to centre and cross-wings; 2:1:3:1:2 windows, the central 3 bays slightly
projecting, all flush-framed glazing bar sashes with segmental heads; central
entrance with sandstone Doric porch (c.1900) and half-glazed double doors;
C18 lead downpipe in angle between left-hand wing and main range. Kitchen
range to right probably c.1800 and lofty, single-storey billiard room with
slate roof and bracketed eaves cornice to left, c.1900. Garden front
considerably altered, the dominant feature being a prominent 2-storeyed
canted bay added c.1812 with tall 18-paned glazing bar sash to ground floor.
Interior: considerably altered but early C17 chamfered ceiling beams on ground
floor of west wing are part of earlier house; disfigured late C18 staircase
on south side and on first floor of c.1812 addition a fine plaster ceiling
with hunting horn as central motif. The house is said to have been 'almost
new built' by Edward Harries in 1770s. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.259.
Listing NGR: SJ4293210156
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Source: English Heritage
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