Hinderton Hall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hinderton Hall from Chester High Road
For the locomotive named after the hall, see GWR 4900 Class 5900 Hinderton Hall

Hinderton Hall is a 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, who designed and oversaw the work on the Hall 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]

Lodge

See also[edit]

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