SANDOWN HALL, Nether Alderley


Above: Front Elevation, East Elevation, West Elevation

A Section 106 Agreement enforced a secure future for the Hall. It requested that Architects were commissioned to record the Building prior to demolition.

The architecture practice of Ian Hayes + Partners specialise in the restoration of Listed Buildings. The practise were commissioned to record the fabric of the building in its Wavertree location. Accurate detailed drawings were made of the stone facades with each block individually numbered for identification. With the recording process complete the Hall stone work was carefully dismantled, stacked onto palettes and transported to a secure storage compound.

The Hall is currently lying in storage until such time that it can be re- constructed.

Period Internal Decoration Recorded

Although the Hall changed from being a family home to a social club, the main period features remained intact until demolition.

The Hall was rich with ornate wall and ceiling mouldings. The cornices were of varying designs, including egg and dart and floral paterae and foliage. Door and window reveals in the main block and remaining original doors, had moulded panels and architraves combining s-curves and cymas (projecting moulding common in Classical architecture). Other original features include moulded skirtings and ceilings with enriched cornices, some with shaped dentil blocks and recessed flowers.

A full description of the interior is contained within the Historic Building Report (written by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England in 1995) and would allow a faithful reconstruction.

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Transcribed and reproduced, with permission,
by The Wavertree Society

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