Norcliffe Hall


Norcliffe Hall

Coordinates: 53°20′54″N 2°15′30″W / 53.3482°N 2.2583°W / 53.3482; -2.2583

Norcliffe Hall
Norcliffe Hall is located in Cheshire
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Location in Cheshire
Location: Styal, Cheshire, England
OS grid reference: SJ 829 835
Built: 1831
Built for: Robert Hyde Greg
Architect: Thomas Johnson
Architectural style(s): Elizabethan
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated: 6 March 1975
Reference #: 1222267

Norcliffe Hall is a large house near the village of Styal, Cheshire, England. It stands to the west of the village and to the north of Styal Country Park.[1] It was built in 1831 for Robert Hyde Greg, the owner of Quarry Bank Mill, and designed by the Lichfield architect Thomas Johnson. In 1860 a four-stage tower and a billiard room were added.[2]

It is constructed in orange brick in Flemish bond brickwork with pink sandstone dressings. It is roofed in Welsh slates, and has octagonal brick chimney stacks. The architectural style is Elizabethan. It has an irregular plan, and is in 2½ storeys with a south front of four bays. It was designated as a Grade II listed building on 6 March 1975.[3]

During the 20th century the house was used as a care home for the elderly. As of 2007 it was being converted into residential apartments.[4] The house is surrounded by parkland and lawned areas.[5]

References

  1. ^ Styal, Streetmap, http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=382950&y=383550&z=0&sv=SJ829835&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf, retrieved 8 April 2011 
  2. ^ de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, p. 258, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 
  3. ^ "Norcliffe Hall, Wilmslow", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1222267, retrieved 7 May 2011 
  4. ^ Norcliffe Hall: History, Parks and Gardens Data Services, http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/component/option,com_parksandgardens/task,site/id,2430/tab,history/Itemid,292/, retrieved 8 April 2011 
  5. ^ Norcliffe Hall: Summary, Parks and Gardens Data Services, http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/component/option,com_parksandgardens/task,site/id,2430/tab,summary/Itemid,292/, retrieved 8 April 2011