Hinderton Hall

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Hinderton Hall
Lodge
For the locomotive named after the hall, see GWR 4900 Class 5900 Hinderton Hall

Hinderton Hall is a former country house to the northeast of Neston, Cheshire, England.

History[edit]

The house was built in 1856 for Christopher Bushell, a Liverpool wine merchant.[1] The architect was Alfred Waterhouse. It was "an exceptionally early work", designed before his first major commission, the Manchester Assize Courts.[2] Extensions to the house were built in the 20th century for Sir Percy Bates, chairman of the Cunard Line,[1] and the estate now has cottages and a Chapter House.[3] The building has since been used as offices[4] and is available for weddings and corporate events.[3]

Architecture[edit]

Hinderton Hall is constructed in coursed rock-faced sandstone, with ashlar quoins and dressings.[4] Its plan is approximately square. The house has tall gables, and steep roofs in patterned slate. At the corner of the entrance front is a thin tower. Internally, the entrance hall contains the staircase, with the reception rooms grouped around it.[1] Waterhouse designed three lodges and a stable block in a similar style.[1] The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building,[4] as is the entrance lodge.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, p. 242, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 
  2. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 400, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  3. ^ a b Welcome, Hinderton Hall Estate, retrieved 6 July 2013 
  4. ^ a b c Historic England. "Hinderton Hall (1387654)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Lodge approximately 250 metres to northwest of Hinderton Hall (1387657)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°17′54″N 3°02′37″W / 53.2982°N 3.0437°W / 53.2982; -3.0437