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Knypersley Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1046 / 53°6'16"N

Longitude: -2.174 / 2°10'26"W

OS Eastings: 388444

OS Northings: 356391

OS Grid: SJ884563

Mapcode National: GBR 135.95C

Mapcode Global: WHBCF.K7Y9

Entry Name: Knypersley Hall

Listing Date: 22 August 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438454

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Built-Up Area: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Knypersley St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE Knypersley

1915-0/7/10013 Knypersley Hall


House. Circa early-mid C18; reduced and remodelled C19. Roughcast brick. Slate hipped
roof with lead rolls to hips and ridge. Brick axial stacks. PLAN: The original C18 house was
of three storeys and 2:3:2 bays facing south west. In the C19 the four west bays [most of the
house to the north west] were demolished and the 4-bay south east side became the principal
front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, symmetrical 3:2:3 window south east front, the flanking 3
windows in 2-storey canted bays, the centre round-headed, all with keyblocks, cills and
12-pane sashes, ground floor right and centre with thick glazing bars, ground floor left
glazing bars removed; doorway to left of centre with fanlight and glazed and panelled door.
Left return, remains of original front, 1:2 bays, left bay recessed. The north east, originally
the rear, is recessed at centre; the north west elevation is irregular. INTERIOR: Fine
open-well, open-string staircase has scrolled tread-ends and a wrought-iron and brass
balustrade with anthemion decoration and monogram JB and date 1800, signed W. Marsh;
the moulded mahogany handrail is wreathed over the curtail. The drawing room has a
remarkable mid C18 Rococo plaster ceiling, the design spread over the flat ground with
arabesques, interlacing, cartouches, shells, ribands, baskets of flowers, branches of blossom and
delicate sheaves, all in deep relief, especially the elaborate centrepiece; there is an enriched
modillion cornice. The front left [east] room has a moulded dentilled cornice. NOTE:
Knypersley Hall was the seat of Sir Francis Bowyer in the early C17. The house was rebuilt
in the early to mid C18 and in the early C19 it became the home of the Bateman family.
James Bateman, the eminent hoticulturalist and landscape gardener, who designed the gardens
at Biddulph Grange [qv], grew up at Knypersley where he executed his first landscape
designs. The house and park are illustrated on a Spode plate made to commemorate James
Bateman's 21st birthday in 1832. SOURCE: Hayden, P., Biddulph Grange: National Trust
1989; pp 62 and 63.

Listing NGR: SJ8844456391

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