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Description: Dunwood Hall, Entrance Steps and Urns
Date Listed: 20 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 275333
OS Grid Reference: SJ9467954442
OS Grid Coordinates: 394679, 354442
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0872, -2.0809
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LONGSDON C.P. A53
SJ 95 SW
11/124 Dunwood Hall,
- entrance steps
House. Dated 1871 by Robert Scrivener for Thomas Hulme, a local potter.
Rock-faced stone with smooth yellow sandstone dressings and quoins;
slate roof; cast iron decorative ridges; verge parapets; cast iron
guttering in imitation of decorated eaves band; side stack to front and
end stack to right. High Gothic in style and roughly 'L'-shaped in
form with a radial plan extending from a central hall. 2 storeys and
attic, with 3-storey entrance tower to right of centre, dividing
frontage into 2 parts. Slightly higher eaves to left portion which
is itself divided in centre by projecting side stack; single range of
windows tucked between stack and tower; gabled 2-light 'Y'-tracery
half-dormer over 2 stone chamfered mullion and transom windows. Slightly
projecting tower porch with French-style, truncated and crested hipped
roof; heavily moulded cornice with gargoyles at angles over quatrefoil
medallioned frieze; raised strings at floor levels; 3 central grouped,
pointed narrow lights to top stage over stone mullioned and transomed
3-sided oriel on heavily moulded base, flanked by 2 shields on the left
with low-relief Hulme coat-of-arms to right inscribed "TH/1871";
steeply pointed 4-centred arched doorpiece with label and hood, moulded
intrados, inner and outer shafts with foliaged capitals, half-glazed
door with cast iron decoration behind glazing, trefoil-headed side-lights
and overlight with trefoils and quatrefoil in tympanum; fleur-de-lys
finial; large egg-cup shaped grotesque, heavily carved urns flank
entrance steps; set back right-hand portion of house with single-light
pointed-arch window to left of first floor against tower; single range
of windows offset to right; gabled 2-light dormer window with pointed
relieving arch and inset cinquefoil in tympanum over 2 chamfer mullion
and transom 3-light windows. Interior: entrance leads through vestibule
to inner glazed entrance screen of central hall, extensively toplit;
first floor gallery with cast iron balustrading; Minton, patterned
encaustic tile floor; columnated granite and stone fireplace; heavy,
turned-baluster staircase offset beyond hall to south. Elaborate fleuron
cornices to rooms to south of hall.
Listing NGR: SJ9467954442
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Source: English Heritage
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