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Sessions House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Knutsford, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3023 / 53°18'8"N

Longitude: -2.3742 / 2°22'27"W

OS Eastings: 375157

OS Northings: 378436

OS Grid: SJ751784

Mapcode National: GBR CZV7.SY

Mapcode Global: WH997.H8M7

Entry Name: Sessions House

Listing Date: 15 December 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476451

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire East, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Knutsford

Built-Up Area: Knutsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Knutsford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 7478 KNUTSFORD TOFT ROAD
(West side)
792-1/3/114
Sessions House
15.12.1954

GV II*


Sessions House, formerly part of gaol, the cell blocks now demolished. 1815-1818. By George Moneypenny. The main block flanked by curtain walls screening court rooms to right, and caretaker's house to left. Single storey. Main block has central portico with paired Ionic columns carrying high parapet. Pedimented lantern over. Side wings each side divided to the left by pilasters into 3 bays, with caretaker's house occupying the northernmost bay, beyond an arched entrance to rear. Caretaker's house has doorway to right, and tripartite window to the left, with two 4-pane sash windows above. Similar screen wall to the right of the main block with raised roof of top-lit court room. 3 round-arched windows over segmentally-arched sashes each side of central canted bay in the rear of this range.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ7515778436

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

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