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Manor House of Abbey of St Werburgh Chester, Including Old Hall and Monastery Cottages

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

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Latitude: 53.283 / 53°16'58"N

Longitude: -2.8274 / 2°49'38"W

OS Eastings: 344933

OS Northings: 376548

OS Grid: SJ449765

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZPG.PV

Mapcode Global: WH87W.JRV0

Plus Code: 9C5V75MF+62

Entry Name: Manor House of Abbey of St Werburgh Chester, Including Old Hall and Monastery Cottages

Listing Date: 26 September 1963

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56301

ID on this website: 101138810

Location: Ince, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Ince

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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SJ 4476
Manor House of Abbey of
26.9.63 St Werburgh Chester,
(including Old Hall and
Monastery Cottages (the
latter were formerly listed.))
Remains of Manor House of Abbey of St Werburgh. 2 rectangular blocks in
roughly worked coursed sandstone forming 2 sides of courtyard. At least 5
phases of masonry, late C13th onwards. THE HALL: Modern pitched slate roof
to three-quarters of building. W elevation - segmental arched doorway with
hood mould; crenel slits. Horizontal coved moulding below segmental arched
coving on E elevation and projecting below 2 cove-moulded arches on S elevation.
Inserted post-Dissolution rectangular 4 light mullion and transom windows with
bossed heads and hood mounds, some converted to doors or blocked. N wall
largely rebuilt after late Cl9th fire. INTERIOR: Internal wall passage and
stairs with Caernarvon arch coving within west and part of north and east walls.
Windows set in splayed recesses with segmental arched heads. Arched doorways,
some blocked, to internal passages. Temporary corrugated sheeting north wall
to end of roofing. MONASTERY COTTAGES: Roofless. Formerly range of four, 2-
storey late C13th-C14th lodgings, converted to 2 cottages, now derelict. 2-
storey remains of tower at west end, with 1st floor room over projecting ground
floor lobby. Steeped buttresses integral to building on south and north
elevations. Arched round-head, pointed and ogee-head doorways. Crenel and
small rectangular windows. Inserted or altered rectangular doorways and
windows. Additional one storey coursed sandstone building at east end; for-
merly identical block to west. INTERIOR: Within tower, internal stair, now
blocked, with Caernarvon arch coving, leading from lobby to possible garderobe
at 1st floor. Freestanding partition wall with pointed-arch doorway at 1st
floor. Deep splayed corbelled window recesses. Additional inserted openings.
Stone corbels to 2nd storey floor. C17th or later fireplace with heavy beam
over, to easternmost cottage. Coursed sandstone boundary wall with stone
coping, connecting Hall to Monastery cottages.

Listing NGR: SJ4493376548

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