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Shotwick Hall

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OS grid reference  SJ 337 721
Reference no.  1115124
Designated as world heritage site  4 June 1952
Built for  Joseph Hockenhull
Year built  1662
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Location  Shotwick, Cheshire, England

Shotwick Hall is a former manor house in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England. It replaced an earlier manor house that stood on a moated site some 150 metres to the west. The hall and four associated structures are listed buildings, and the moated site is a Scheduled Monument.

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History

The house was built in 1662 for Joseph Hockenhull, replacing an older fortified manor house. Internal alterations were made during the 20th century. The hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.

Exterior

Shotwick Hall is a small house constructed in brick. It has red sandstone quoins, a Welsh slate roof, and large brick chimneys. The house has an E-shaped plan with two storeys and attics. The front is symmetrical with five bays. The lateral bays are wide and project forward; they have plain brick gables with finials. The central bay is much narrower and also projects forward, forming a two-storey porch. It has a stepped stone gable. Between the floors is a dentil brick band. Above the upper floor windows is a band that rises over the windows to form a hood mould. The windows date from the 20th century and have wooden mullions and transoms. The window above the door has two lights; all the other windows on the front have three.

Interior

The front door leads to a small hall with a Jacobean-style open well staircase. This has pierced flat balusters, moulded handrails and square newels. Under the staircase the plaster ceiling has a moulded frieze decorated with fleur-de-lis and lions. In one of the rooms are the arms of Shotwick quartered with those of Hockenhull and bearing the date 1662.

References

Shotwick Hall Wikipedia


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