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Brooke Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Handforth, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3491 / 53°20'56"N

Longitude: -2.2104 / 2°12'37"W

OS Eastings: 386088

OS Northings: 383602

OS Grid: SJ860836

Mapcode National: GBR FY0Q.74

Mapcode Global: WHBB8.02PT

Plus Code: 9C5V8QXQ+MR

Entry Name: Brooke Farmhouse

Listing Date: 5 October 1979

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414643

Location: Handforth, Cheshire East, SK9

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Handforth

Built-Up Area: Wilmslow

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Handforth St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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2/277 Brooke Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Brooks Farmhouse.)



Farmhouse: early C17 core, rewalling and additions dated 1714, later
C18 alterations. Originally timber-framed now English garden wall
bond orange brick on sandstone plinth and with sandstone quoins.
Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and 3 brick chimneys.
Originally 2-room plan now T-shaped. 2-storey, 3-bay south front.
Right end bay projects under gable and has 3-light wooden casements,
the lower one with remains of brick hood mould. In gable is original
timber truss. Left end bay has 3-light casements, under cambered
brick head below and a central 4-board door recessed behind very
simple wooden architrave. West end has semi-circular headed date
plaque reading BENEDICT BROOK 1714 and a carved badger. West front
has remains of 2 ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned windows.
Interior: Timber framed partition walls and bead-moulded ceiling
beams. Some C18 3-board doors and 1 C17 with 2 recessed moulded
panels. Roof structure intact and shows wind-braced lower purlins.

Listing NGR: SJ8608883602

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