BANDSTAND IN ECCLESTON FERRY FARMHOUSE GARDEN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1130636

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1984

Statutory Address: BANDSTAND IN ECCLESTON FERRY FARMHOUSE GARDEN, ALDFORD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: BANDSTAND IN ECCLESTON FERRY FARMHOUSE GARDEN, ALDFORD ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Huntington

National Grid Reference: SJ 41604 62137

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History

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Details

SJ 46 SW HUNTINGTON C P ALDFORD ROAD (West Side)

5/52 Bandstand in Eccleston Ferry Farmhouse garden.

GV II

Bandstand or covered cafe area: dated 1888 by John Douglas for the 1st Duke of Westminster. Open timber framing on ashlar red sandstone plinth, red tile roof. Rectangular plan. Chamfered plinth carries a low wooden balustrade with rectangular balusters and heavy wooden posts with arch bracing to wall plate. South gable has chamfered doorcase to cellar, slightly canted corners to plinth. Date on tiebeam and large diamond-shaped plaster panel of goddess with serpent staff and cornucopia, flanked by dolphins and with the motto PEACE AND PLENTY. Stone steps against west side and entry in north side. Interior: of 2 bays with massive roof trusses of a tiebeam and 2 diagonal struts.

A cafe and bandstand were established here by the 1st Duke for visitors from Chester taking boat trips down the river, and people from his estate who could take the ferry until the time of the 2nd World War.

S603

Listing NGR: SJ4160462137

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 55501

Legacy System: LBS

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