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.


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]

See also[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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