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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MERE HALL

List entry Number: 1291909

Location

MERE HALL, NOCTURUM LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WirralMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389260

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History

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Details

BIRKENHEAD

SJ28NE NOCTORUM LANE, Noctorum 789-1/3/208 (East side) 14/11/90 Mere Hall

II

House, now subdivided as flats. c1880. By Edmund Kirby. Brick with plain tiled roof. Jacobethan style. 2 storeys and attic. Entrance front of 4 irregular bays articulated by plain pilasters, with gabled cross wing to left, and advanced wing to the right. Entrance hall to left of central range, with advanced heavy stone porch with massive console brackets to entablature and paired panelled and part-leaded glazed doors. Paired 2-light mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lower lights to right and above. Wide 4-light mullioned and transomed windows in outer bays with paired hipped roofs over left hand bay, and hipped dormers to right. Moulded cornice over ground floor windows. Gabled cross wing to left defined by angle pilasters, with projecting stack with side lights to ground floor. Single-storeyed range beyond, possibly a later addition, with pilasters each side of mullioned and transomed window and at angles, and doorway to right. Advanced 2-bay wing to right, with 2-light mullioned and transomed windows and full height segmental bay with conical roof. Garden front of 6 bays divided by pilasters. Main staircase expressed externally as circular turret with conical roof, rising out of square buttressed base with small doorway. 3 advanced bays to the left, with gabled and pyramidal roofed dormers to attic storey. Wide bay to right of stairtower, then advanced full height canted bay with hipped roof. Secondary stair tower to right, possibly a later phase, then single-storey range also possibly added. Moulded string course and eaves cornice. Moulded stone mullioned and transomed windows throughout, with leaded upper lights. Gable and axial stacks with tall moulded brick shafts. Stone terrace walls with ball finials to garden. Much original detail survives inside, notably the stair-hall with heavy moulded panelling in lobby and entrance hall, lugged dado panelling with paired Ionic pilasters divided by twisted shafts above, and egg-and-dart moulding in cornice. Simpler scheme on upper landings, with lugged dado and main panels, divided by incised pilasters. Staircase approached beneath paired arches returned as an arcade supporting the return flight. Bow window on half-landing in arch with billet moulding and incised pilasters. Heavy panelled doors, moulded wood cornices and panelled ceilings throughout principal rooms.

Listing NGR: SJ2947687515

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National Grid Reference: SJ 29476 87515

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