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Grade II*
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 461, 1, 66
Date assigned Monday, February 13, 1967
Date last amended Wednesday, December 23, 2015


'This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/12/2015 SK 35 NW 1/66 PARISH OF DETHICK, LEA AND HOLLOWAY, LEA MAIN ROAD (South Side) Lea Hall, gatepier and boundary wall to the north (Formerly listed under LEA MOOR ROAD (South Side). Previously listed as Lea Hall) 13-2-67 II* House. Dated 1754 on door lintel but subjected to alterations and additions from C18 to C20. Ashlar gritstone front, rising from a stepped plinth, with chamfered quoins, modillioned cornice and parapet. Brick flanking wings, set back from main elevation, and rear elevation of coursed rubble gritstone with moulded kneelers and gable copings. Intermediate and gable end ridge stacks of ashlar, and stone slated roof coverings. Double pile plan. North range, north elevation. Seven bays, with two end bays lower and set back. Central five bays 2:1:2 with glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds incorporating projecting keyblocks. Central bay delineated by fluted giant pilasters, which support a full entablature. Modillioned cornice is carried across the five bays, and is returned at the ends. The central bay is slightly advanced, and is approached by a shallow flight of five steps. Central doorway with Gibbs surround, and door with Gothic glazing. Flanking bays with semi-circular headed windows to ground floors and flat headed windows alive, all with stone surrounds, the former with key blocks to semi-circular arches. Sash frames, incorporating tracery made up of linked semi-circles. Rear elevation, in the characteristic vernacular style, with 2 and 3-light flush mullioned windows with glazing bar sashes and some C20 frames. An inscribed lintel reads PN 1754 Interior. Entrance hall with fine C18 staircase with turned and twisted balusters. C18 panelled doors and shutters. Rear pile has full height splat-baluster stair. Dentilled plaster cornice to western brick wing ground floor room. Boundary wall to north front, approximately 70 metres long, 2 metres high in coursed squared gritstone, incorporating a drinking trough at the east end, and terminating at a square gate pier with shallow pyramidal cap at the west end. Peter Nightingale; to whom the inscription is thought to refer, was a business contemporary of Arkwright who owned the lead smelting works at nearby Lea Bridge. Listing NGR: SK3333357482.'

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  • Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 33333 57482 (point)
Map sheet SK35NW

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Jan 25 2023 12:53PM

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