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Swythamley Hall, Heaton

Description: Swythamley Hall

Grade: II
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

Locality: Heaton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SK11 0SN

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Listing Text

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

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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