Description: Birley House
Date Listed: 9 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 335463
OS Grid Reference: SK3303992813
OS Grid Coordinates: 433039, 392813
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4311, -1.5042
SK39NW ECCLESFIELD EDGE LANE
10/140 Birley House
Large house now offices. Late C18. Red brick in Flemish bond, sand-
stone ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. 3 x 4 bays with lower
2-bay wing set well back to left. 2 storeys, symmetrical facade with
central bay breaking forward. Band rustication to full-height ashlar
pilaster strips at each end. Central double door and overlight with
geometric margin-light glazing bars. Door flanked by Doric pilasters,
matching columns to open stone porch with frieze and deep cornice
surmounted by central shield motifs. Outer bays have sashes with
glazing bars beneath guaged-brick flat arches. Band to 1st floor,
Similar sashes above, central window in shouldered and eared archi-
trave above fielded-panel apron, cornice. Wood cornice to eaves.
Above eaves of central bay a section of coped parapet with sundial
and end piers flanked by consoles. Hipped roof, 2 brick ridge
stacks. Wing to left: Single storey porch with arched and hooded
lintel set to right of low two-storey block with 16-pane sashes
beneath wedge lintels. Right return: tall round-headed stair window.
Left return: tripartite sash to right with cambered, rusticated
lintel. Interior: entrance hall: panelled doors with applied
geometric moulding, ornate plaster cornice and ceiling decoration.
Staircase with barley-sugar twist balusters and wreathed handrail.
C20 extensions to right and rear not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SK3303992813
Source: English Heritage
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