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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: THELWALL HEYS

List entry Number: 1380268

Location

THELWALL HEYS, CLIFF LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
WarringtonUnitary AuthorityGrappenhall and Thelwall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Apr-2000

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480080

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History

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Details

GRAPPENHALL AND THELWALL

SJ68NW CLIFF LANE 311/1/10005 Thelwall Heys 27-APR-00

II



House , formerly house and offices. Dated 1864, with C20 alterations. By Alfred Waterhouse, architect for W. Long. Gothic Revival style. Red-brown brick with yellow and blue brick banding and decoration, ashlar sandstone dressings, and steeply pitched slated roofs with truncated ridge and gable stacks. PLAN: Asymmetrical form, the main range aligned north-west - south east, with lower attached range extending north-eastwards from entrance front, and single storey service court extending from north-west end. FRONT ( north-east) ELEVATION: Asymmetrical facade, of 2 storeys with attics. Off centre two-storeyed entrance porch, possibly truncated, with shallow arched head to ashlar surround, and vertically-planked door with elaborate strap hinges. First floor 2-light window with shallow parapet above. To left, banded gable with projecting tapered chimney breast incorporating ashlar panel with the date 1864 and with a truncated stack above .To the right, glazed entrance passage with shallow lead -covered lean-to roof. Above, and set back, tall 3-light mullion and transom stair window with leaded glazing. Further right, stepped 2 storey wing advances north-eastwards, with canted oriel to inner face of taller part. Lower part of wing has gabled centre bay to inner face , with paired sash windows, and blind twin arches to apex with polychrome brick decoration. Hipped end to wing, with slightly advanced windows beneath hipped gablet. REAR ELEVATION: Canted 2 storeyed bay window to centre, with faceted pitched roof and iron finial. Narrow gable to right-hand end, and between, narrow doorway beneath lean-to roof Decorative coloured brick bands at window head and cill levels, with diaper- work decoration between the bands at first floor level. Left-hand end with stacked paired single light windows. The majority of window frames are undivided or 2 pane sashes. INTERIOR: Entrance passage with decorative leaded lights and encaustic patterned floor tiling. Stair hall with pitch-pine dogleg stair with carved newels , moulded handrails and diagonally-braced intermediate rails. Secondary stairs with turned balusters. Other contemporary features include hearths to some principal rooms, deeply- moulded skirting, architraves and plaster cornices, decorative wall-tiling and 4-panel doors. An early domestic commission by an architect of national stature, dated 1864, which retains much of its high quality interior, and much characteristic exterior detail. Source: Cunningham. C. and Waterhouse. P. 'Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905. Biography of a practice ' 1992.



Listing NGR: SJ6462886743

Selected Sources

  1. Other  Reference - Author: Cunningham, C - Title: Alfred Waterhouse 1830-1905 A Biography of a Practice - Date: 1992

National Grid Reference: SJ 64628 86743

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