Description: Banner Cross Hall
Date Listed: 28 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 457526
OS Grid Reference: SK3279284642
OS Grid Coordinates: 432792, 384642
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3576, -1.5088
SK38SW ECCLESALL ROAD SOUTH
784-1/9/288 (South East side)
28/06/73 Banner Cross Hall
Country house and attached dairy, now offices. 1817-21, with
mid C20 additions and alterations. Designed by Sir Jeffrey
Wyatville for General Murray. Ashlar with hipped slate roofs
and 2 ridge and 6 side wall stacks. Tudor Gothick style.
Single range with main block to east and service wing on the
same alignment to west.
EXTERIOR: plinth, string courses, crenellated parapets.
Windows mainly have label moulds.
2 storey main block, 4 windows, has on the northern entrance
front a canted 3 storey tower porch with crenellated stair
turret. Central cross casement flanked by single blanks and
above, a blank roundel flanked by single smaller 2-light
casements. Projecting porch has octagonal corner pinnacles and
Tudor arched doorway with glazed doors. On either side, a
large cross casement. To left, a cross casement and below it a
single storey link building with a blank lancet. To right, 2
cross casements and below them, 2 blank lancets.
Service wing, to right, has a projecting 2 storey porch with a
2-light casement above and a Tudor arched door below. On
either side, two 2-light casements. Below, to left, 2 cross
casements, and beyond, a small projection with a single window
on each floor. To right, 3 cross casements, partly reglazed.
South front has 2 storey main block to right, 5 windows,
divided 4:1 by crenellated octagonal pilasters. To left, 3
cross casements and to right a canted stone oriel window.
Below, a large hipped canted bay window with cross casements.
To its right, a 3-light cross casement. Right bay has a cross
casement above and a 3-light cross casement below. East end
has a cross casement and below, a canted bay window with cross
To the left of the main block, a projecting 2 storey library,
with canted right corner with a slit light on each floor, and
a projecting square turret on the left corner, with similar
fenestration. Between them, a 2-light casement above and a
3-light cross casement below. To the right of the library, a
2-light casement and below it, a door with overlight. To the
left of the library, a single window flanked by single 2-light
casements. Below, a cross casement flanked by single 3-light
Attached to the left end, a single storey rendered dairy with
crowstepped gable and a cross casement.
INTERIOR has Tudor arched doorways and moulded cornices.
Octagonal entrance hall has a Tudor arched fireplace and
enriched plaster wall panels. Central stair hall has similar
wall panels, Gothick frieze and cantilevered stone stair with
Gothick balustrade. Service wing has a similar staircase with
stick balusters. Dining room, to south, has enriched wall
panels and moulded cornice. Classical wooden fireplace in C17
style, with scroll brackets and swan neck pediment. Several
C17 carved wood festoons. Other main rooms and corridors have
moulded cornices and panelled doors with Gothick decoration.
(Derek Linstrum: Sir Jeffry Wyatville - Architect to the King:
Oxford: 1972-: 129-131).
Listing NGR: SK3279284642
Source: English Heritage
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