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Garden Wall, Attached Outbuilding Incorporating Mushroom House and Corner Outbuilding at Great Moreton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Moreton cum Alcumlow, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.133 / 53°7'58"N

Longitude: -2.2393 / 2°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 384084

OS Northings: 359563

OS Grid: SJ840595

Mapcode National: GBR 12P.QMR

Mapcode Global: WHBC6.KJW1

Plus Code: 9C5V4QM6+57

Entry Name: Garden Wall, Attached Outbuilding Incorporating Mushroom House and Corner Outbuilding at Great Moreton Hall

Listing Date: 2 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138722

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56590

ID on this website: 101138722

Location: Ackers Crossing, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Moreton cum Alcumlow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Astbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ 85 NW
1923-/7/10000 Garden wall, attached
incorporating Mushroom
House and corner
outbuilding at Great
Morton Hall

- II

Garden wall enclosing former kitchen garden, attached outbuilding
incorporating Mushroom House and corner outbuilding. Mid C19,
probably by Edward Blore, for George Ackers. Rectangular garden
wall, enclosing three acres of kitchen garden, with diagonal
angle walls at the corners, which formerly supported greenhouses
of which one, the former Fern House survives in restored form at
the north-east corner. Red brick, laid to Monk bond,
approximately 3.5 metres high, and capped with a shallow pitch
ridged coping. Cavity construction designed to incorporate flues
to heat the facing wall. North and South side walls complete
approximately 140 metres in length. West end wall breached to
accommodate C20 buildings, and east end wall breached to form
full height opening, but retaining southern jamb of single
doorway. North and south side walls retain single doorways with
shouldered heads and ashlar lintels and dressings. South doorway
with planked and cross braced door. Lean to outbuilding to north
face of north side wall, now 13 bays in length, but formerly
longer. Brick walling below plain blue tile roof. Blind end
walls. From west end bays 1 to 7 are storage areas. Bays 8 and
9 from the Mushroom house, incorporating 36 arched recesses, each
inset as a mushroom bed. These beds are arranged in three tiers
either side of the service walkway down the centre of the
building. Each bay has three arched beds, the upper tier of beds
below a raking barrel vault, breached by asymmetrical arches over
the central walkway. Beyond the Mushroom house is a further
enclosed bay, then an open bay, roofed over to give covered
access to the central doorway into the kitchen garden. There are
two further enclosed bays on the east side of the doorway. At the
north west corner diagonal wall, the reconstructed Fern House
with coped raking side walls and rear wall raised above the
coping level of the adjoining garden wall, and a single doorway
below a shallow segmental arch to the north east side. Remains
of former greenhouse to south-west angle , formerly the Cineraria
House, below which was sited the boiler house for heating the
wall. The C20 buildings erected within the area enclosed by the
garden wall are not of special architectural or historic

Listing NGR: SJ8408459563

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