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Wincle Grange Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wincle, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1858 / 53°11'8"N

Longitude: -2.0681 / 2°4'5"W

OS Eastings: 395548

OS Northings: 365412

OS Grid: SJ955654

Mapcode National: GBR 23N.CXZ

Mapcode Global: WHBC3.66G1

Entry Name: Wincle Grange Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Last Amended: 14 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58147

Location: Wincle, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Wincle

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wincle St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

WINCLE C.P.
SJ 96 NE

2/40 Wincle Grange Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Wincle Grange
25.7.1952 including chapel remains)

GV II*

House (formerly a grange of Combermere Abbey); the land was granted
circa 1200; the present building may date from mid C14 (VCH), but its
oldest visible features are probably late C15. The north west wing is
probably early C18 altered and repaired C19 and mid C20. Reddish-buff
sandstone with Kerridge stone-slate roofs. The south east wing,
probably at first the great hall, is now of 2 storeys and attic; the
north west wing, lower, has 2 storeys.
North east side: The older wing (left) is of 2 storeys and 2 windows,
each of 3 trefoil lights with hollow-moulded mullions and blank
trefoils in spandrels; the lower left window is blocked, the others
have C19 painted wood or iron windows shaped to openings with iron
small-pane casements; stone chimney flush with wall; the north west
wing has C19 tile-roofed stone lean-to containing porch and former
wash-house.
South east end: One window to each main storey and in gable to attic;
to lower storey 4 trefoil lights, hollow-moulded mullions, blank
trefoils in spandrels and old rectangular leaded glazing; to upper
storey 3 square-headed lights with late C20 small-pane wood casements;
to attic as to lower storey but with 3 lights; lower storey hoodmould
with battlemented top; upper storey altered hoodmould with zig-zag
carving and 2 repositioned quatrefoils; coped gable with squat
fleur-de-lys stone finial.
South west side: 2 storeys and 2 windows to the south east wing; the
upper left and lower windows are of Georgian proportions; lower right
has camber arch with keystone, lower and upper left are in plain
openings with lintels, upper right is mullioned with 3 lights (as
window in the south east end) and carved zig-zag band above flanked
each side by incised quatrefoil. The north west wing has 3 door
openings, that to left blocked; the lower storey window opening (left)
and both to upper storey have lintels with keystones. All windows to
the south west are late C20 small-pane casements; late C20 boarded
doors.
The Interior is much altered since built. The south-east wing, now 2
rooms per floor probably contained the great hall. An embedded oak
hood-beam indicates a walled-up inglenook central on north-east wall;
a Victorian stone fireplace is in the east corner. The space walled
up is stated to contain a spiral stair. Some stop-chamfered oak
beams; a massive queen-strut truss of oak in the attic is altered to
take doorway. Balusters (brought in) at head of a plain, straight
stair.
J M Dodgson The Placements of Cheshire Part 1, 1970; J P Earwaker East
Cheshire Volume 2 circa 1880, (Ormerod History of Cheshire V.3 edited
T Helsby 1882; V C H Cheshire V.3 editor B E Harris.


Listing NGR: SJ9554865412

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