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Spittle House (West Range Only)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Prestbury, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2969 / 53°17'48"N

Longitude: -2.1568 / 2°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 389646

OS Northings: 377782

OS Grid: SJ896777

Mapcode National: GBR FZC9.VW

Mapcode Global: WHBBG.VD4C

Entry Name: Spittle House (West Range Only)

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58348

Location: Prestbury, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Prestbury

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


5/182 Spittle House (West
range only)


Formerly part of monastic leper hospital, now part of house: perhaps
C14 with C17 and C20 repairs. Timber framed on a sandstone plinth.
Kerridge stone-slate roof and stone ridge. Rectangular plan of 2
bays. East front has 10 by 2 tall rectangular panels with angle
bracing of the wall plate and a glazed door in an earlier opening and
an inserted C20 window. To left is an extension in rubble stone and
to right in C20 brick.
Interior: 3 pairs of matched elbow crucks with a tie beam, 2 tall
queen posts, a collar (later insertions) and a small triangular yoke.
Wind braced through purlins and ridge. The southern bay appears to
have been open to the roof and the ridge shows evidence of burning.
The northern bay was of 2 storeys, there being slots for the joints in
the tie beams and a rebated doorcase between the queen posts. The
jambs of the crucks are chamfered.
The hospital was managed by St.Werburgh's Abbey, Chester who held the
parish of Prestbury, and is a remarkable survival of a timber framed
Monastic building of a simple plan and construction.

Listing NGR: SJ8964677782

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

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