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Hooton Hall (Hooton Park)

  • Earlier Houses: The 18th century Palladian house replaced a 15th century half-timbered manor house on the site that was demolished in 1788.

    Built / Designed For: Sir William Stanley, 5th Bt.

    House & Family History: The 18th century house was the earliest of Wyatt's villa-type houses. Circa 1850 the Stanley family sold Hooton to R.C. Naylor, a wealthy Liverpool banker. Naylor massively enlarged the House in a grand Italianate style, adding new wings, a Chapel, a 100-foot-tall tower, and a massive arched and colonnaded sculpture gallery. During the Great War the House was used as a military hospital, from which it never recovered. Hooton Hall was demolished circa 1935.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In 1917 Hooton Park Airfield was built to train pilots from Canada and the United States for service in World War I. During World War II the airfield became a military base; three RAF auxiliary squadrons remained based here until they were disbanded in 1957. Much of the airfield (including the site of the House) was transformed in 1962 into a factory for Vauxhall Motors. In 2000 the Hooton Park Trust was formed for the purpose of restoring the remaining Grade II*-listed World War I and II airplane hangars. Wyatt's Lodges near Childer Thornton Church are extant.

  • Architect: William Andrews Nesfield

    Date: 1850s
    Designed: Gardens for R.C. Naylor

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    Architect: James Kellaway Colling

    Date: 1854
    Designed: Enlarged and remodeled House in Italianate style for R.C. Naylor

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    Architect: Humphry Repton

    Date: 1802
    Designed: Landscaping for Sir Thomas Stanley

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    Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1778-88
    Designed: House and Lodges for Sir William Stanley

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • Title: Cheshire Country Houses
    Author: de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 244
    Publisher: Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
    ISBN: 0850336554
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 1195
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Stanley, 5th Bt., 18th century; Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, 9th Bt., 19th century. R.C. Naylor, mid-19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

    Ownership Details: The Hooton Park Trust was formed in 2000 to oversee and manage the restoration of the remaining World War I hangars on the former RAF airfield at Hooton Park.

  • House Open to Public: House Demolished - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01513-273-565

    Email: info@hootonparktrust.co.uk

    Website: http://www.hootonparktrust.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No