Portal, Tarporley

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Portal is a country house standing to the northeast of the village of Tarporley, Cheshire, England. It was built in 1900–05.[1] The architect was Walter E. Tower, nephew and partner of the stained glass designer and manufacturer C. E. Kempe.[2] It is a timber-framed building in Domestic Revival (Black-and-white Revival) style. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[3] The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner says of it: "It is a tour de force in accurate but scaled-up imitation of timber-framed mansions".[1]

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  1. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2003) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 352, ISBN 0-300-09588-0 
  2. ^ de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, pp. 143–145, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 
  3. ^ Historic England, "Portal, Tarporley (1330174)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 September 2013 

Coordinates: 53°09′56″N 2°39′37″W / 53.16560°N 2.66019°W / 53.16560; -2.66019