Cranage Hall

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Cranage Hall in winter

Cranage Hall is a former country house in the village of Cranage, Cheshire, England. It was built in 1828–29 for Lawrence Armitstead, and designed by Lewis Wyatt.[1] In 1932 a parallel wing was added.[2] Since the hospital[clarification needed] closed, it has been used as a hotel and conference centre owned and run by the Principal Hayley hotel group.[3] The building is constructed in red brick with blue brick diapering, and in yellow sandstone. It is roofed in slate.[4] The architectural style is Elizabethan.[1] The building is in two storeys plus a basement, and it has eight bays. The first and fourth bays are in stone; the others are in brick. In front of the sixth and seven bays is a two-storey stone porch with four fluted Doric columns, an entablature with a frieze, and a balcony with an openwork balustrade. Between the third and fourth bays is a slim octagonal tower with an ogee cap and a weathervane. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[4]

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  1. ^ a b de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, pp. 226–227, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 
  2. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 306, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  3. ^ Cranage Hall Hotel, Principal Hayley Group, retrieved 16 June 2011 
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Cranage Hall (1277460)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 53°12′41″N 2°22′33″W / 53.21131°N 2.37578°W / 53.21131; -2.37578

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