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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: 1278804



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Broxton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1984

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jun-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 404734

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5/16 Bolesworth Castle

4/1/1984 (formerly listed under GV II* Bolesworth Castle Park)

Castellated house 1829, by William Cole (his principal work) for G.Walmesley, the interior partly reworked by Clough Williams Ellis for G.Barbour in 1920-3. Ashlar sandstone. 2 storeys with turretted centrepiece of 3 storeys. Plinth, band at 1st floor, battlements. Wide canted 2-storey bays at centre and right end; round bay at left, beyond which is single-storey wing ending in an octagonal 2-storey turret. 3 windows in each projecting bay, 2 between. Cross casements (bars removed from lower storey and some from upper) under labels. Clough Williams Ellis partly classicized the right end (not visible from front) with round-headed French windows to lower storey and balustrade in place of battlements. A Gothic archway over the rear drive links the house to the sandstone cliff behind. Interior: 3 front rooms, with Gothick doorways and plaster ceilings are substantially William Cole's (some details damaged). Behind them is a central open-well stair with cantilevered stone steps, iron balusters and mahogany rail and round-arched openings to corridors upstairs; a small circular glazed dome over. Right of the stair is Clough Williams Ellis's galleried classical hall with pilasters, frieze, oval ceiling panel and statue of Diana with hound, in niche. 6-panel doors in shoulder-arched openings with panelled reveals.

Listing NGR: SJ4950355988

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National Grid Reference: SJ 49503 55988


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