The entrance front of Shotwick Park
in about 1879
|Location||Great Saughall, Cheshire, England|
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|Built for||Horace Dormer Trelawney|
|Restored by||Thorneycroft Vernon|
|Designated||10 October 1985|
Shotwick House (originally known as Shotwick Park) is a large house in Great Saughall, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
The house was built in 1872 for Horace Dormer Trelawny and designed by the Chester architect John Douglas. In 1907 it was damaged by fire and following this it was rebuilt and extended, the architect again being John Douglas; at this time the owner was Thorneycroft Vernon. In the later part of the 20th century it was in use as a nursing home. Its stable courtyard, also designed by John Douglas, is listed at Grade II.
Shotwick Park is built in brick with a tiled roof in neo-Elizabethan style. The main front has seven bays with each external bay forming a turret; the turret on the left is larger and higher than that on the right. Both turrets are polygonal in shape, each with a pyramidal roof having a lead finial and a weather vane. The front has two storeys, other than the left turret that has three storeys. The central bay projects forwards and is canted. The roofs are steeply-sloping and are hipped; over each of the central five bays is a hipped gable. Tall chimneys rise from the roofs.
The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner in the Buildings of England series describes it as a "fine" house. In Douglas' biography, Edward Hubbard refers to its "massive solidity and indefinable form, its heavy hipped and gabled roofs and its elaborate use of brick". The architectural writers Figueirdo and Treuherz comment that the house "is an effective composition from a distance, but close to, the detailing is dull".
- Historic England, "Shotwick House, Saughall (1115438)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 August 2012
- Hubbard 1991, p. 243
- Hubbard 1991, p. 275
- de Figueiredo & Treuherz 1988, p. 270
- Historic England, "Stable courtyard at Shotwick House, Saughall (1330285)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 August 2012
- Pevsner & Hubbard 2003, p. 229
- Hubbard 1991, p. 115
- de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, ISBN 0-85033-655-4
- Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, ISBN 0-901657-16-6
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2003) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-09588-0