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Evington House and Attached Rear Wall and Pier

A Grade II Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2538 / 53°15'13"N

Longitude: -2.1363 / 2°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 391002

OS Northings: 372985

OS Grid: SJ910729

Mapcode National: GBR FZJT.99

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.4GZX

Entry Name: Evington House and Attached Rear Wall and Pier

Listing Date: 11 October 1973

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390979

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: All Saints Macclesfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 9072 MACCLESFIELD CROMPTON ROAD
(West side)
886-1/8/79
Evington House and
11/10/73 attached rear wall and pier

GV II


House at militia barracks, now office. 1855-65, with C20 alterations. Roughly coursed and squared sandstone rubble with ridge and external stacks and plain tiled hipped roof. Picturesque Tudorbethan Revival style. Double depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; asymmetrical 2-window range. Wide gable to left, and entrance in lesser recessed gable to the right. Doorway has pointed banded relieving arch over, and single light window above. Squared bay window in left hand gable with 3-light mullioned and transomed window, and 3-light mullioned window above. Coped gables. End wall stacks, the expressed chimney projecting from the right-hand return truncated.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear garden wall forming perimeter wall, and terminating in a large round entrance pier with slits in the parapet.
HISTORY: erected following the Militia Act (1852), possibly as office or accommodation for the CO as part of the barracks, to provide secure accommodation, an armoury, NCO's quarters and drilling ground for the newly-formed militia, Many counties used the barracks as an emblematic focus for the regiment. Macclesfield is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most picturesque of the militia barracks, being a richly-detailed composition of considerable architectural invention.

Listing NGR: SJ9100272985

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

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