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Abbey Gate College Gatehouse Gateway

A Grade I Listed Building in Saighton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1504 / 53°9'1"N

Longitude: -2.8342 / 2°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 344307

OS Northings: 361794

OS Grid: SJ443617

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.5G1Y

Mapcode Global: WH88N.F2MP

Entry Name: Abbey Gate College Gatehouse Gateway

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Last Amended: 11 February 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55368

Location: Aldford and Saighton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Aldford and Saighton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bruera St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(East side)

3/170 Abbey Gate College Gatehouse
(formerly listed as Saighton
Grange) Gateway

Gatehouse, 1490, for Abbot Ripley of St Werburgh's Benedictine Abbey,
Chester. Saighton Grange Gatehouse and buildings of Ince Manor,
Ellesmere Port (q.v.) are the only surviving monastic manorial
buildings in Cheshire. Red sandstone. Three storeys including
archway. The corners left and right of the archway are recessed, and
corbelled above to the main wall face. The four-centred arch (with
hoodmould) contains 2 recessed segmental arches. There is a blocked
arch in the right side. The second storey has a narrow single-light
window over the crown of the entrance, one lancet to the front and one
to the side of the left corner and a crenel to the right. A shared
moulded cill links the lancets to an ornate oriel of 3 arched lights
in the left wall. In the right wall is an inserted small, bevelled
rectangular window (one light). String courses at second floor and
third storey cill level. The third storey has mullioned windows of 4
arched lights, paired to the front and one in each side. All glazing
is leaded. The crenellated parapet, with moulded string, projects.
The raised, niched merlon, left, contains a stone statue. A taller,
square stair turret stands at the rear left corner. Within the
gatehouse archway is a blank embrasure to each side. The rear corners
of the archway are bevelled, as if they were reveals to a former back
arch to the gateway. The Victorian Grange (q.v.) abuts.

Listing NGR: SJ4431061793

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

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