Description: Swythamley Hall
Date Listed: 20 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 275271
OS Grid Reference: SJ9727264592
OS Grid Coordinates: 397272, 364592
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1784, -2.0423
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HEATON C.P. SWYTHAMLEY PARK
SJ 96 SE
5/62 Swythamley Hall
Country house. Medieval hunting lodge foundation, early C19 core,
considerably enlarged circa 1897 by Phillip Brocklehurst. Coursed stone,
rock-faced quoins to late C19 work; slate roof hipped to late C19 parts.
Irregular plan and frontage with classical, Italianate and Jacobean
elements. Entrance front: of 4 main parts, and with continuous eaves,
cornice and blocking course which serves to unify structure; side
stacks. 2 storeys except to early C19 centre core with 3 gabled dormers
to gabled attic; 2 original gables to left half over C20 mullioned and
transomed bay windows and projecting flat-roofed porch to right half with
central flat-roofed 2-storey bay; 5-light mullion and transom window
to first floor and round-arch entry to ground flanked by tall cruciform
windows. South wing: to right of 3 windows (glazing bar sashes as are
all other remaining windows) with break to end bay and string at first
floor level, run round into 3-sided bay facing south. North pavilion:
of 3 windows and string at first floor level set forward from frontage
and linked to house by Italianate tower of 3 stages defined by strings
with 2 blind round-arched openings to top stage and door to base. A
fire of 1813 destroyed all of the original house except the 'new wing'
of which the left half is still visible in the entrance front. Interior:
early C19 top-lit stairs with enriched cornice to well.
Listing NGR: SJ9727264592
Source: English Heritage
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