Backford Hall

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Backford Hall is a country house in the village of Backford, Cheshire, England. It was built in 1863 on the site of earlier halls, and was designed by John Cunningham. Its style is described as "exuberant Elizabethan, Jacobean and Bohemian Rococo".[1] The authors of the Buildings of England series describe the north front as being "wildly over-egged".[2] The house is constructed in brick with slate roofs.[1]

Since 1946 it has been used as offices by Chester County Council, and in 2012 its sale was agreed for residential development if planning approval was granted.[3] Planning permission was granted in 2014 and the first residents moved into apartments in the hall in 2016.[4] The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Backford Hall (1115554)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 120, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  3. ^ Holmes, David (22 March 2012), "Cheshire West and Chester Council's Backford Hall sold", Chester Chronicle, Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales, retrieved 27 March 2012 
  4. ^ Holmes, David (23 December 2016). "Backford Hall near Chester transformed into luxury living". 

Further reading[edit]

  • de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, pp. 214–215, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 

Coordinates: 53°14′26″N 2°54′11″W / 53.24054°N 2.90311°W / 53.24054; -2.90311