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Latitude: 53.2295 / 53°13'46"N
Longitude: -2.6148 / 2°36'53"W
OS Eastings: 359054
OS Northings: 370451
OS Grid: SJ590704
Mapcode National: GBR 7P.0FCV
Mapcode Global: WH99H.T310
Entry Name: Oakmere Hall
Listing Date: 6 January 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1313106
English Heritage Legacy ID: 57449
Location: Oakmere, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Delamere and Oakmere
Built-Up Area: Sandiway
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Delamere St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Chester
OAKMERE C.P. CHESTER ROAD
SJ 57 SE
4/23 Oakmere Hall
Formerly large house, now a hospital: dated 1867 by John Douglas for
John Higson, a Liverpool merchant, with later addition. French
Baronial style. Long rectangular plan. 2-storey, 9-bay west front.
Entrance behind 2-storey porte cochere finished as a gatehouse.
Octagonal pilasters end as turrets, broad arched openings on 3 sides
and rib vaulting internally. Oriel window at 1st floor. Bays to
either side carry balustrade on a corbel table, and have a mixture of
2 and 3-light windows, some divided by colonnettes. 2 tall double
lancets light the stairwell. At the right end is a circular
projection with a tall conical roof and at the left end an octagonal
turret with a tall pyramidal roof. Garden front uses similar motifs
but is partly hidden by C20 extensions. It includes a massive
3-storey tower with an embattled parapet and a truncated pyramidal
roof with wrought-iron balustrade. The tower, which is dated, is
carried higher by an octagonal turret.
Interior: entry into a porch with ceiling beams on stone corbels.
Hall to the right through a 3-bay, semi-circular arcade, is panelled
with bolection moulded fireplace and a fine cast-iron grate. The hall
is open to the roof with 1st floor gallery on 4 sides with a
balustrade. It is top lit by a large rectangular lantern carried on
arch braces. Hall also contains the open well staircase with twisted
balusters. The other main rooms on the ground floor have borders to
the ceiling and shouldered architraves to the fireplaces. The former
billiard room at 1st floor is open to the roof with arch-braced
trusses and a chimney breast with carved hunting scenes.
Listing NGR: SJ5905470451
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