Holford Hall

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Holford Hall
Holford Hall.jpg
Holford Hall from the west
LocationPlumley, Cheshire, England
Coordinates53°16′31″N 2°26′16″W / 53.27516°N 2.43791°W / 53.27516; -2.43791Coordinates: 53°16′31″N 2°26′16″W / 53.27516°N 2.43791°W / 53.27516; -2.43791
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameHolford Hall
Designated5 March 1959
Reference no.1329664[1]
Holford Hall is located in Cheshire
Holford Hall
Location in Cheshire

Holford Hall is a country house west of the village of Plumley, Cheshire, England. It consists of a fragment of a much larger timber-framed house, built in 1601 for Mary Cholmondeley on a moated site. Part of the building was demolished in the 1880s.[2] The house is timber-framed with rendered infill. It has a stone-slate roof. The entrance front has two bays with gables and Ionic pilasters.[1] The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner describes this front as being "highly decorated".[3] The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[1] The stone bridge leading to the house across the moat is listed at Grade II,[4] and the moated site on which the house stands is a scheduled monument.[5]

Holford Hall was purchased privately in 1988 and the hall and its estate has been renovated. In 2014 the working horse barn was transformed into a special events venue, and the Holford Mill was reconnected.[clarification needed] Today the Holford Estate's formal gardens, event barn and mill operate as a wedding venue.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Holford Hall (Grade II*) (1329664)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 13 May 2022
  2. ^ de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, p. 242, ISBN 0-85033-655-4
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2003) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 303, ISBN 0-300-09588-0
  4. ^ Historic England, "Stone bridge crossing the moat at Holford Hall (Grade II) (1115432)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 August 2013
  5. ^ Historic England, "Holford Hall moated site (1012413)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 August 2013
  6. ^ "A Unique Wedding Venue in Cheshire". Holford Estate. Retrieved 9 December 2021.