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Latitude: 53.2797 / 53°16'46"N
Longitude: -2.2592 / 2°15'33"W
OS Eastings: 382811
OS Northings: 375891
OS Grid: SJ828758
Mapcode National: GBR DZNJ.P0
Mapcode Global: WHBBF.8TFK
Entry Name: Soss Moss Hall
Listing Date: 25 July 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1221317
English Heritage Legacy ID: 58314
Location: Nether Alderley, Cheshire East, SK10
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Nether Alderley
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Alderley St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 87 NW NETHER ALDERLEY C.P. NURSERY LANE
4/149 Soss Moss Hall
Formerly manor house, later Stanley estate farm, now a house: dated
1583 for T Wyche, extended in early C17 with some C20 alterations.
Timber-framed (partly plastered infill, partly brick nogged), partly
repaired in brick, on sandstone plinth. Kerridge stone-slate roof,
stone ridge. Massive stone chimney with 3 diamond stacks against left
end and central brick ridge chimney with 2 diamond stacks. 2-storey,
triple-gabled north front. Left end is replaced in brick but
herringboning survives in the gable. Central portion set back with 5
by 5 timber small frames with ovolo-moulded wooden doorcase. To right
small panelling with chevron and cross motif decoration.
Herringboning in all 3 gables. All windows on the front are C20
wooden casements with applied lead glazing. Small former dairy added
to right. To left there is a small 2-light chamfered stone mullion in
the stack on which is also carved the name and date.
Interior: Kitchen has chamfered, cambered wooden lintel to large
stone fireplace. Chamfered ceiling beams with flat steps. This room
was Nether Alderley's Methodist Chapel from 1835-1940.
Hall has 2 ovolo moulded ceiling beams on inglenook stone fireplace
with a chamfered wooden lintel and containing a cast-iron grate with
the Stanley eagle. Dogleg staircase has massive shaped flat
balusters, deep moulded handrail, and shaped square newels with
moulded finials. All treads etc. are original and the balusters are
used in the stairwell. Upstairs are 2 chamfered stone fireplaces with
cambered lintels, an 8-panelled door with reeded rails and
wainscotting re-used as a landing cupboards. Stone chimney contains
The house is said to be built on oak piles and consequently there are
no cellars. See R Brooke "On the Ancient Family of Wyche etc.".
Trans. of the Lancs. and Ches. Hist. Soc. Vol. 1, 12-17; for an early
Listing NGR: SJ8281175891
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