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Statutory Address:

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Stockport (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 91889 93310


SJ 99 SW, 1/196

WERNETH, CASTLE HILL, Bredbury, Arden Hall



Great house. 1597 said to be on date stone. For the Ardern family. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and stone slate roof. Great hall entered through the side of the central tower-like feature. Formerly of three storeys although now in a ruinous state as it has been for a century or more. Watchtower at rear. Two towers remain on the front, a third (now demolished) completed the symmetry. Each is of three storeys with 3-light chamfered mullion window on the lower two floors, stepped 3-light window with cusped heads on the second floor and stepped gables (to centre only). Left side has similar central stepped gable, two storeys and a 5-light stepped cusp-headed window with stepped transoms. Rear too has stepped gables and a central projecting stair/ observation tower with octagonal top storey. Tower has two 3- light chamfered mullion windows and four 2-light double- chamfered mullion windows to octagonal stage which has a shallow pyramidal roof. The site is moated and looks over the Tame Valley. An important survival of an unusual and distinctive building. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ9188993310


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

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Date: 30 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05365/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Russ Hill. Source Historic England Archive
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