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Bexton Hall and Forecourt Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bexton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2891 / 53°17'20"N

Longitude: -2.3799 / 2°22'47"W

OS Eastings: 374770

OS Northings: 376966

OS Grid: SJ747769

Mapcode National: GBR CZTD.KP

Mapcode Global: WH997.DLYD

Entry Name: Bexton Hall and Forecourt Walls

Listing Date: 5 March 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115558

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58525

Location: Bexton, Cheshire East, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Bexton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Toft St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


6/32 Bexton Hall and
forecourt walls


- II*

House. Late C17. Plum-coloured English garden wall bond brick with
stone slate and slate roofs. 2 storeys with basement. Entrance
front: 5 bays symmetrical, the first and fifth bays being projecting
wings with a terrace formed between them raised above basement level
by a flight of seven steps and with a parapet wall flush with the
front of the wings. Brick bands of 3 bricks depth between basement and
ground and ground and first floor. Central doorway with moulded
wooden surround and 6-panel door with pairs of rectangular panels to
top and bottom and 2 octagonal panels to centre. Semi-circular hood
above, supported on acanthus-moulded consoles. 2-light C20 metal
framed casement windows to either side of doorway and to fronts of
wings. Similar correspondingly placed windows to first floor,
originally all with splayed heads. One original wooden window
surround to left of front door. Central first floor stone tablet with
moulded surround. 2-light mullioned cambered-headed casements to
basements of wings. Wings have separate pyramidal stone slate roofs.
Body of house has hipped slate roof rising to flat lead-covered
platform on which originally stood a lantern. Contiguous with this
front is a forecourt with walls of c.4' in height with stone coping
and opening opposite front door. Left hand side of house has 5 bays.
3 basement 3-light basket-arched windows, that to right bricked in,
those to left with rendered brick mullions. Basket-arched doorway to
left of centre in stone-walled area. Ground floor windows cambered
headed, that to right bricked up and rendered, others with C20
metal-framed casements. Left hand first floor window is a C20 metal
casement, other windows all bricked up and rendered. Rear: central
projecting gabled wing with 2-light basement window. 3-light C20
replacement casement to ground floor and similar to first floor and
attic, windows to right all now bricked up. Mullioned 2-light
basement window to left with bricked up window and imposed C20
staircase window to ground floor. Bricked-up first floor window.
Right hand side of house similar to left but with out buildings
abutting at ground floor right.
Interior: Closed tread, dog-leg staircase has panelled facings to
treads, twist balusters (enclosed to main runs from ground to first
floor) but visible on basement and attic flights. Panelled newels.
Small splat-balustered flight to former lantern.

Listing NGR: SJ7477076966

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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