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IoE Number: 56662
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 03 August 1999
Date listed: 20 January 1975
Date of last amendment: 20 January 1975
Grade II*

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SJ 75 SWCREWE C.P.CREWE HALL PARK5/18Former Stables at CreweHall20.1.75

SJ 75 SW CREWE C.P. CREWE HALL PARK 5/18 Former Stables at Crewe Hall 20.1.75 GV II* Former stables, circa 1636, with tower circa 1837 by Blore. Now laboratories and offices. Red brick with tiled roof. Built in quadrangle form with buildings around four sides of a rectangular yard. Main elevation, east, is of 9 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Central semi-circular arched opening of stone, with springers and keystone, flanked by pilasters with recessed panel and 2-light stone dressed mullion windows. The tower, which rises above the opening, is flanked by a strapwork blind arcade and passes through the eaves cornice and parapet. At this level there is a 2-light window with vertical arrow slots above. There are clock faces in stone surrounds, bell chamber with arched openings and ogee cupola with corner finials. The end bays have stone dressed quoins. The second, fourth, sixth and eighth-bays are set forward and have 3 finial shaped gables. Mainly three-light mullion windows but two-light attic windows in the shaped gables. A brick modillion course supports the stone cornice and brick openwork parapet with stone coping. The north and south gables of the facade are shaped, there are shaped tiles in the roof and an ornate crested ridge. The north and south elevations have large semi-circular arched rusticated carriage openings with springers and horse head keystones under shaped gables. The walls in the carriageway tunnels have bands of blue bricks. The eaves treatment is a brick modillion course, stone cornice, and brick parapet with stone coping to match the east elevation. The west building has twelve segmental arched openings, with keystones, with access from the enclosed yard. At roof level the buildings are built as four gabled blocks. There are chimneys to the former living quarters in the buildings with high-standing octagonal flues linked at cap level. Interior: Altered.

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