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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1138568



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


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Acton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56933

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ACTON C.P. RAVENS LANE SJ 65 SW 4/21 Madam's Farm house 12 January 1967 - II

Former dowerhouse of Dorfold Estate, now private house. Late C18 but with earlier origins. Red brick, in English Garden Wall Bond to facade, Flemish Bond to gables and rear elevation. Roof of slates in diminishing courses. 3 storey, 3 bays. Projecting brick plinth. Door with six fielded panels and fanlight above, in stone doorcase with engaged Doric columns, triglyph dosserets and open pediment. Sashes with exposed weight boxes, glazing bars, stone sills and flat brick-on-edge arches. Gable end stacks and barge boards. The rear (east) wing, which completes a "T" shaped plan, has a good oak boarded door. Interior: Six-panel doors on HL hinges and some wide boarded doors. Some doors are hung on cranked butt hinges the blades of which are morticed and wedged into the hanging stiles. Chamfered beams and exposed joists.

Listing NGR: SJ6250452621

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 6 Cheshire,

National Grid Reference: SJ 62504 52621


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