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Stone Parlour in Grounds of Broxton Old Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Broxton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0734 / 53°4'24"N

Longitude: -2.7699 / 2°46'11"W

OS Eastings: 348517

OS Northings: 353184

OS Grid: SJ485531

Mapcode National: GBR 7G.BKNX

Mapcode Global: WH892.F07P

Plus Code: 9C5V36FJ+93

Entry Name: Stone Parlour in Grounds of Broxton Old Hall

Listing Date: 19 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404745

ID on this website: 101229908

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Broxton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bickerton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Grotto

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8/26 Stone Parlour in Grounds
of Broxton Old Hall


Chamber, early C19 or earlier, cut in sandstone cliff. Approx. 6
metres square and 4 metres high. Rock walls partly lined with tooled
squared blocks of sandstone (some thrown down). The floor is
stone-flagged. The ceiling slopes gently to a central ridge.
Tudor-arched opening with deep splayed embrasures grooved for a former
great window; weathered cill-stone. Basket-arched opening right of
window-opening has peg-holes for former door-frame. Right of entrance
passage a basket-arched opening leads to a shallow, partly natural
cave with a small natural opening in the right corner.
"A grotto 20 feet square, cut out of the solid rock, and formerly much
frequented by the Egerton family" Bagshaw's Cheshire Directory 1850,
Cheshire Record Office.

Listing NGR: SJ4851753184

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