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Harracles Hall, Longsdon

Description: Harracles Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275327

OS Grid Reference: SJ9557457297
OS Grid Coordinates: 395574, 357297
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1128, -2.0676

Location: Longsdon, Staffordshire ST13 8RQ

Locality: Longsdon
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST13 8RQ

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Listing Text

SJ 96 NE
9/118 Harracles Hall

Small country house. Early C18 with C20 alterations and additions. Red
brick; stone dressings; hipped red tile roof; panelled corniced
brick ridge stacks. 'L'-shaped plan. Original entrance front to west:
2-storey, 2:3:2 front; cross casements with bolection surrounds;
Nos. 2, 3, 6 and 7 blocked to first floor and 2, 5 and 6 to ground
floor; moulded plinth and eaves band; raised string at first floor
level stopped short of rusticated even quoins at angles and even quoins
of the 3-bay centre break surmounted by pediment with low-relief festooned
cartouche in tympanum (C20 stack to right of pediment); central entrance
with moulded surround, enlarged keystone and corbelled, and broken seg-
mental pediment (now blocked by casement window). Former 5-bay south
elevation now with alternate cross windows blocked, thus reducing the
number of windows to 3 to each floor, rusticated even quoins and string
at first floor level. Interior: oak staircase to centre of south side
in panelled stair hall; dog-leg layout, turned balusters, open, scroll-
finished string, handrail and dados ramped at angles. The house was
built for Josiah Wedgewood shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Shaw
of Blackwood in Horton C.P.

Listing NGR: SJ9557457297

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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