Toft Hall, Toft
Description: Toft Hall
Date Listed: 15 December 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 59150
OS Grid Reference: SJ7538976262
OS Grid Coordinates: 375389, 376262
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2828, -2.3706
Location: Toft, Cheshire East WA16 9PB
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TOFT C.P. (off) HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD
SJ 77 NE
2/111 Toft Hall
15 12 81
Country House. Late C17 with C18, C19 and C20 additions and
alterations. Rendered brick with stone dressings and slate roof. Two
storeys with attics and four storey towers. Rear (original entrance
front): Originally a shallow E in plan with a two-storey porch
projection and lateral projecting wings. Central four-storey tower
with projecting quoins to corners, modillion cornice and Tudor hood
moulds to windows. Central doorway with moulded stone surround and
five stone panels above with coats of arms. One bay to either side,
those to ground floor project beyond the original position. 3 x 4
pane sash windows to first floor. To either side of this are
projecting late C18 wings with semi-octagonal ends added to the
re-entrant angles of the original projecting lateral wings. These
each have 3 French windows to the ground floor and 3 first floor
windows of 3 x 3 panes all with Tudor hood moulds, hipped roofs with
ball finials. Continuous C20 wooden canopy before these extending in
front of central three bays where C20 horizontaly sliding glazed doors
have been added. Ogee-shaped lead roof. To right and left are the
original gabled wings of 2 bays, to the ground and first floors with
single bays to the gables, all with Tudor hood-moulds. Stone copings
and ball finials to summits. To the right is an addition of c1870
with projecting quoins. Rear (present entrance front): Central
projecting four-storey tower (a copy of that in the original entrance
front). Similar central doorway with coats of arms over. Windows of
3 x 4 sash panes to first and second floors. Band between ground and
first floors and string courses between first and second and second
and third floors. Four bays to either side with Tudor hood moulds.
Two C19 gabled attic dormers to either side. Projecting wings to
extreme left and right with projecting quoins. Two bays to ground and
first floors and one to gables. Stone copings and finials at summits.
Interior: Late C17 staircase of four flights with barley-sugar
balusters and panelled newels. Mid C18 open well staircase with
turned balusters, ramped rail with dado panelling to wall. Oval
oculus over. Some early C18 small framing to upstairs wall. The blue
room has C19 Neo-classical decoration including scagliola pilasters
with Corinthian capitals and painted wall panels. Panelled ceiling.
At the time of the resurvey (1984) the house was undergoing extensive
restoration and many internal features had been removed to store. The
removal of the internal plasterwork revealed blocked windows in the
study and library confirming that these rooms were imposed in the
re-entrant angles of an earlier E-shaped house.
Listing NGR: SJ7538976262
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