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Bolesworth Castle

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

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Latitude: 53.0987 / 53°5'55"N

Longitude: -2.7556 / 2°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 349503

OS Northings: 355988

OS Grid: SJ495559

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.8WNT

Mapcode Global: WH88W.NC0T

Plus Code: 9C5V36XV+FQ

Entry Name: Bolesworth Castle

Listing Date: 4 January 1984

Last Amended: 19 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404734

Also known as: Bolesworth Estate

ID on this website: 101278804

Location: Harthill, 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: Tattenhall St Alban

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Castle English country house

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5/16 Bolesworth Castle

4/1/1984 (formerly listed under
GV II* Bolesworth Castle Park)

Castellated house 1829, by William Cole (his principal work) for
G.Walmesley, the interior partly reworked by Clough Williams Ellis for
G.Barbour in 1920-3. Ashlar sandstone. 2 storeys with turretted
centrepiece of 3 storeys. Plinth, band at 1st floor, battlements.
Wide canted 2-storey bays at centre and right end; round bay at left,
beyond which is single-storey wing ending in an octagonal 2-storey
turret. 3 windows in each projecting bay, 2 between. Cross casements
(bars removed from lower storey and some from upper) under labels.
Clough Williams Ellis partly classicized the right end (not visible
from front) with round-headed French windows to lower storey and
balustrade in place of battlements. A Gothic archway over the rear
drive links the house to the sandstone cliff behind.
Interior: 3 front rooms, with Gothick doorways and plaster ceilings
are substantially William Cole's (some details damaged). Behind them
is a central open-well stair with cantilevered stone steps, iron
balusters and mahogany rail and round-arched openings to corridors
upstairs; a small circular glazed dome over. Right of the stair is
Clough Williams Ellis's galleried classical hall with pilasters,
frieze, oval ceiling panel and statue of Diana with hound, in niche.
6-panel doors in shoulder-arched openings with panelled reveals.

Listing NGR: SJ4950355988

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