Oakley Hall 7034

Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Brief Description

Features at Oakley Hall include a grade II listed icehouse. There is also a grotto cut out of the natural sandstone with ashlar facings, approached down a flight of steps from the terrace at the north end of the garden. Aerial photographs of the site show a well-treed landscape with a lake.

History

This is a grade II listed landscape. The hall was built by John Chetwode in 1710. It remained the seat of the Chetwode family until World War 1. The hall is now a family home, but is also in use as a wedding venue.

Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The hall was built by John Chetwode.
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  • Icehouse
  • Description: The icehouse is made of red brick and coursed sandstone rubble.
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  • Grotto
  • Description: The grotto is cut out of natural sandstone.
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  • Steps
  • Description: There is a flight of steps from the terrace to the grotto.
  • Stable Block
  • Description: Red brick and ashlar stable block and coach house.
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  • Sphinx
  • Description: Pair of sphinxes at the east entrance.
  • Gate Piers
  • Description: Red brick ball-capped gate piers
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  • Garden Building
  • Description: Former brewhouse
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Terrace, Lake
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Loggerheads
Contact
References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust