Capesthorne Hall

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Capesthorne Hall
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Capesthorne Hall
Location Cheshire, England
Coordinates Coordinates: 53°15′09″N 2°14′23″W / 53.2524°N 2.2397°W / 53.2524; -2.2397
Built 1719–32
Rebuilt After 1861
Architectural style(s) Tudor revival
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated 14 April 1967
Reference No. 1104882
Capesthorne Hall is located in Cheshire
Capesthorne Hall
Location in Cheshire

Capesthorne Hall is a country house in Cheshire, England. The house and its surrounding wall are designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[1] Set in over 40ha (100 acres) of parkland, it is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Macclesfield and 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Alderley Edge.

History[edit]

The current hall was built between 1719 and 1732 in the Tudor revival style, by the Smiths of Warwick and was altered in 1837 by Edward Blore.[2] It was badly damaged by fire in 1861 and subsequently rebuilt by Anthony Salvin.[3] The Hall has fine gardens and a lake. The Capesthorne Estate includes a number of houses and farms.

Capesthorne Hall has been the family home of the Bromley-Davenports since 1726. The current Squire of the Hall is William Arthur Bromley-Davenport. He was Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, the Queen's chief representative in the county, from 1990 until 7 March 2010.[4] His wife is Elizabeth Watts, an American painter.[5]

Present day[edit]

Regular events are held at the hall, including a vintage car show, which in 2005 featured a large number of classic American models.[6] Capesthorne Hall is also host to one of the Firework Champions events where four professional firework companies produce world-class displays in front of a voting public audience.[citation needed]

The hall and gardens are promoted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage, "Capesthorne Hall and garden wall surrounding entrance court (1104882)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 2 April 2012 
  2. ^ a b Members Guide 2012, published by CPRE, 2012
  3. ^ History Capesthorne Hall Official Website. Retrieval Date: 15 May 2009.
  4. ^ History Capesthorne Hall Official Website. Retrieval Date: 28 August 2007.
  5. ^ E.B. Watts Capesthorne Hall official website. Retrieval Date: 15 May 2009
  6. ^ Capesthorne Hall Information Retrieval Date: 28 August 2007.

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