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Heath House, Checkley

Description: Heath House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 274934

OS Grid Reference: SK0264639255
OS Grid Coordinates: 402646, 339255
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9507, -1.9621

Locality: Checkley
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 4HY

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Listing Text


03-JAN-67 (South side)
Heath House


Country house. Circa 1836 by Thomas Johnson of Lichfield for John Burton
Phillips (owner of Tean Hall Mills [qv]). Chisel dressed ashlar; slate
roofs of steep pitch; verge parapets with steeply pitched copings. Multi,
circular shafted ridge and end stacks. Tudor Gothic style, the house a
large H-plan with attached service wing of L-shape (and similar size).
Entrance front: on side of H and of two tall storeys (taking the height
of three storeys to the remainder of the house) banded at first floor and
cill level and on moulded plinth. Assymetrical, of five windows mainly
labelled 1-, 2-, 2-light casements with chamfered stone mullions and transoms.
The centre is dominated by a tall tower rising a further storey to an
octagonal pinnacled parapet and with an octagonal stair tower behind of
yet another storey; the first floor has a semicircular oriel over a Tudor
arched porte cochere with turret pinnacled angles, balustrade and crestings to
centres with mock loop holes. Drive (and prospect) front: vast, of three
storeys and 3: 3: 3 windows of 1 and lights with projecting gables to
sides; the right hand has a 3-sided bay window, the two-storey service wing
attached to left of similar style. The interior consistently of Tudor Gothic
style is entered via a low vaulted entrance hall which opens into the stair
hall, by far the largest room in the house and rising to a lantern in the
roof. The stair divides into two flights against the rear wall and rises
to an arcaded gallery at first floor level. Almost all the fittings,
including the wallpaper are original. The partnership of Johnson and Trubshaw
also produced a classical design based on the refacing of the original
house. This more chaste design, almost certainly by Trubshaw, was rejected
on grounds of the ascendant Tudor Gothic fashion taste.

Listing NGR: SK0264639255

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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