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Latitude: 53.0881 / 53°5'17"N
Longitude: -2.6779 / 2°40'40"W
OS Eastings: 354693
OS Northings: 354755
OS Grid: SJ546547
Mapcode National: GBR 7L.9J0G
Mapcode Global: WH88X.TMZZ
Entry Name: Gatehouse to Former Ridley Hall
Listing Date: 29 October 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138584
English Heritage Legacy ID: 56869
Location: Ridley, Cheshire East, CW6
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Ridley
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 55 SW RIDLEY C.P. WREXHAM ROAD
4/30 Gatehouse to former
Gatehouse, circa 1530 (Leland's Report). Stone and brick with roof of
large slates. Archway with floor above. Front and rear walls mainly
coursed stonework, passageway walls between the arched openings mainly
brickwork. The facade (south) has projecting plinth, ovolo moulded
quoins to archway, plain imposts and ovolo moulded segmental arch with
scotia hood mould. The stonework is separated from the brick section
above by a slender ogee cornice. At the crown of the arch the cornice
supports a carved stone achievement of arms consisting of the Egerton
escutcheon flanked by term pilasters, with heads, and scrolls
supporting horn players and animals. This is set in a brick wall with
quoins which supports the roof. The rear (north) archway is similar
to the facade but the imposts are moulded and there are no arms in the
brick area above the stone cornice.
Interior: The ceiling, between the two arches, has ovolo moulded
beams front and rear, an ovolo moulded main beam, and large section
stop chamfered joists supporting the oak boarded floor above. The
pitched roof over the gatehouse has been retimbered but some chamfered
purlins remain. Later farm buildings flank the archway east and west.
This structure may be all that remains of the "fine Ridley Hall"
mentioned in Leland's Itinerary of 1530, in which case it is among the
earlier Classical Structures of the region.
Listing NGR: SJ5469354755
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