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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.


List entry Number: 1387641



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Neston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1999

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 475627

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SJ27NE BOATHOUSE LANE, Parkgate 794-1/1/87 Backwood Hall


Small mansion. Mid C19, with later alterations. For the Glegg family. Red brick in Flemish bond with slate roof. Jacobean style. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement, 5 bays. Garden front entrance up five steps to a patio with a further four steps up to a pair of 4-panel bolection moulded oak doors under a plan fanlight and flanked by pairs of Tuscan engaged columns which are divided into three vertically by a classical Tuscan entablature which supports a strapwork balustrade. The entrance is in a late C19 single storey projecting porch which contrasts with the character of the earlier facade. The three centre bays are set forward so as to give the end bays the appearance of pavilions. Windows are sashes with single vertical glazing bars and stone surrounds, moulded as architraves at ground floor level and with flat projecting ogee moulded sills supported by knuckle shaped corbels. Flat window hoods on consoles have strapwork cresting to those which flank the door. First-floor windows sit on a projecting sill band and have plain surrounds, eaved to bays 2 and 4 only. The centre window is semicircular headed and has massive consoles flanking the archivolt and strapwork cresting to the hood. Windows in the first, centre and fifth bays are under shaped gables with moulded kneelers and ball finials. The centre gable supports the arms of the Glegg family and is flanked by a strapwork balustrade interspersed by piers with ball finials. At the rear a square tower with pyramidal roof and weather vane rises to an extra storey. Windows are sashes, without glazing bars, under wedge lintels. There is a 2-storey canted bay facing north. The facade has stacks flanking the centre bay projection and to gables of the wings. These have divided flues above string courses and are re-linked by heavy overhanging cornice caps. INTERIOR: 4-panel and 6-panel doors. Pine dog-legged staircase with turned balusters. The original entrance hall, now the inner hall has oak panelling to plate rail level, a marble mantle and leaded half-glazed doors at both ends. Ceiling corniced based on rosettes and foliage.

Listing NGR: SJ2774079587

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National Grid Reference: SJ 27740 79587


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