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Latitude: 53.0199 / 53°1'11"N
Longitude: -2.3683 / 2°22'5"W
OS Eastings: 375389
OS Northings: 347013
OS Grid: SJ753470
Mapcode National: GBR 02K.N1M
Mapcode Global: WH9BL.LCF8
Entry Name: Summer House
Listing Date: 2 December 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1374377
English Heritage Legacy ID: 273295
Location: Betley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, CW3
Civil Parish: Betley
Built-Up Area: Ravenshall
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Doddington St John
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 74 NE
A.531 (east side)
House. Circa 1710-20. Red brick (Flemish bond) with ashlar dressings;
plain tile roof; brick stacks. Aligned east-west facing west. 2 storeys
and attic on basement: plinth with moulded coping, first floor band
and boldly moulded eaves cornice. 3 bays with giant pilasters: 24-
pane glazing bar sashes with segmental heads, raised and moulded architraves,
moulded sills and raised keystones; blocked circular basement windows
with moulded surrounds. The attic window is within a pedimented gable,
apparently altered, and is flanked by a pair of rusticated strips which
continue the line of the inner pair of giant pilasters. Central 2-
leaf and half-glazed door with lugged and bolection moulded surround,
fanlight with radiating glazing bars and segmental pediment. The door
is approached by a flight of steps flanked by brick walls which fan out-
wards the bottom where they are terminated by square stone piers. 4-
bay side elevations with 24-pane glazing bar sashes, and C20 casements
at basement level. Plinth, storey band and cornice are continued.
The east elevation has similar windows but without the stone architraves.
Central door at basement level. The attic window is flanked by what
appear to be rusticated quoins of unequal length. This gable like that
to the west has undergone some alteration. Interior. The front door
leads into the entrance hall. A panelled semi-circular arch with raised
key gives access to an early C18 dog-leg staircase with open string,
carved tread ends, slim twisted balusters and a wreathed and ramped handrail
with fluted foot newel. The staircase leads to the services at basement
level and to the upper storeys. A second, service staircase ascends
from the basement to the attic and gives access to the same landing as
the main stair. 4 rooms are entered from the entrance hall. Those
to the rear have large raised wall panels with moulded surrounds, window
seats, and fireplaces and alcoves with bolection moulded surrounds.
Fireplaces with bolection moulded surrounds in the front rooms too.
Some of the upper rooms have low wooden wall panelling. C18 panelled
doors throughout. Chamfered and stopped ceiling beams in the basement
rooms. B.o.E. p.329.
Listing NGR: SJ7538947013
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