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IoE Number: 112271
Location: WHITWORTH PARK, STANNER'S LANE (east side)
Photographer: Mr Brian Wilcockson ARPS
Date Photographed: 04 August 1999
Date listed: 30 March 1951
Date of last amendment: 14 June 1988
Grade II

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NZ 23 SW SPENNYMOOR STANNER'S LANE (East side) Whitworth 5/69 Whitworth Hall 30/3/51 (formerly listed as Whitworth Park) GV II House. 1891- c.1900 rebuilding, after destruction by fire of c.1845 house, on site of house owned from 1652 by Shafto family. Library wing said to be survivor of early C19 house. Sandstone rubble with ashlar plinth, ashlar and brick dressings; library wing rendered with ashlar plinth and dressings. Roof graduated Lakeland slate with ashlar-corniced brick and rendered chimneys, and roll-moulded lead ridge;rear slope Welsh slate. Irregular plan around rear courtyard. East elevation to garden 2 storeys, 7 bays; library wing set back at left and attached to rear outbuildings which join left return of main range. Front has tetrastyle porch with tryglyph frieze in third bay;half-glazed double doors under fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Ground floor has margined sashes in brick jambs under flat brick arches; projecting stone sills; right end bay blank. first floor has similar jambs and sills to 9-pane sashes (except for casement with Gothic glazing bars over porch). Eaves band lintels below top cornice. Ball finials on small pediment over entrance bay. Ridge chimneys. Set-back, one-storey, 2-bay outbuildings blank to front except for door to pent conservatory. Library wing attached to left end of outbuilding has one high storey, and one blank bay to front; left return has 3 French windows with high overlights. Coped parapet on eaves bands, continuing around recessed quadrant-plan corners. Right return has long service wing. Rear elevation of main range has near-central porch with hipped roof. Conservatory not of interest.

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