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Charles Head House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rainow, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3057 / 53°18'20"N

Longitude: -2.0323 / 2°1'56"W

OS Eastings: 397941

OS Northings: 378748

OS Grid: SJ979787

Mapcode National: GBR GZ76.SQ

Mapcode Global: WHBBJ.R5DM

Entry Name: Charles Head House

Listing Date: 9 December 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58023

Location: Rainow, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Rainow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Rainow Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


3/110 Charles Head House.


Small manor house: late C16/early C17 with alterations dated 1764.
Coursed squared buff sandstone rubble with pink sandstone quoins.
Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and 3 stone chimneys.
Rectangular lobby-entry house. 2-storey, 4-bay front. The windows
are 3-light tall, square-sectioned stone mullions (one altered) one
which has 2 leaded light casements. Towards left is a gabled porch
with an ashlar front and RP (for Robert Pott) 1764 carved above.
Behind is original chamfered doorcase and 4-board door. Each side of
house has a rebated 2-light chamfered stone mullion. Extensions to
rear join house to farmhouse.

Interior: Has lost oak baffle. Exposed ceiling beams. Windows have
mullions chamfered behind mid C18 panelled window seats and recessed
shutters with raised fields. Fireplace in grey sandstone with beaded
edges and reeded mantelpiece with good iron range. 2 6-panelled doors
with raised fields. Room to right has panelled window seat and
cupboards with ogee-handed panels in chimney breast. To rear dogleg
staircase has turned column balusters, moulded hand rail and beaded
square revels. Panelling under stairs. 2 2-panelled doors upstairs
and number of 3 & 4 board doors.

Listing NGR: SJ9794178748

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

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