Listed buildings in Bosley

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Bosley is a civil parish in Cheshire East, England. It contains 28 buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings. Of these, one is listed at Grade II*, the middle grade, and the others are at Grade II. The parish is almost entirely rural. The major structure passing through the parish is the Macclesfield Canal, and 18 of the listed buildings are associated with the canal, namely 11 of the 12 Bosley Locks (lock number 6 is in North Rode parish), four bridges, an aqueduct, a milestone, and a distance marker. Also in the parish is Bosley Reservoir, and there are two listed structures associated with this. The other listed buildings are farmhouses, two bridges over the River Dane, a public house, a school, a church, and a sundial.

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Grade Criteria[1]
II* Particularly important buildings of more than special interest
II Buildings of national importance and special interest

Buildings[edit]

Name and location Photograph Date Notes Grade
Church of St Mary the Virgin
53°11′13″N 2°07′26″W / 53.18694°N 2.12396°W / 53.18694; -2.12396 (Church of St Mary the Virgin)
St Mary, the Virgin, Bosley.JPG
c. 1500 The oldest part of the church is the Perpendicular sandstone tower with its battlemented parapet. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1777 in brick, and the chancel was added in 1834. The windows in the nave have slightly pointed heads, and those in the chancel are lancets.[2][3] II*
Stiles Meadow Farmhouse
53°10′56″N 2°06′25″W / 53.18216°N 2.10681°W / 53.18216; -2.10681 (Stiles Meadow Farmhouse)
Early to mid 17th century The farmhouse was extended in the 18th and the 20th centuries. The earlier part is timber-framed with brick nogging on a stone plinth, and the later part is in stone. The roofs are in Kerridge stone-slate. The farmhouse has ​1 12 storeys, and is in three one-bay portions. The left portion is in stone, and the other portions are timber-framed. In the centre is a timber-framed porch. Inside the farmhouse is an inglenook.[4] II
Mill House Farmhouse
53°10′51″N 2°07′04″W / 53.18070°N 2.11766°W / 53.18070; -2.11766 (Mill House Farmhouse)
17th century The farmhouse was extended in the 18th century, and an extension was added in 1929. The early part has a timber-framed core. The whole building is in brick with roofs in Kerridge stone-slate and tiles. The farmhouse is in two storeys, the windows are casements, and inside is an inglenook..[5] II
Hug Bridge
53°10′10″N 2°06′19″W / 53.16933°N 2.10526°W / 53.16933; -2.10526 (Hug Bridge)
Early 19th century The bridge carries the A523 road over the River Dane. It is constructed in stone, and consists of a single arch. It has a parapet with half-round coping extending to half-round piers.[6] II
Queen's Arms Inn
53°11′13″N 2°07′23″W / 53.18695°N 2.12319°W / 53.18695; -2.12319 (Queen's Arms Inn)
The Queen's Arms Public House, Bosley - geograph.org.uk - 89200.jpg
Early 19th century A public house built in brick on a sandstone plinth with a slate roof. It is in two storeys with an attic, and has a symmetrical front. In the centre is a doorway flanked by windows, and there are three windows in the upper floor; all these windows are sashes. There is an arched window in the attic in each end gable.[7] II
Lymford Bridge
53°10′58″N 2°07′58″W / 53.18286°N 2.13287°W / 53.18286; -2.13287 (Lymford Bridge)
Early 19th century (probable) The bridge carries Tunstall Road over the River Dane. It is constructed in sandstone and consists of a single wide segmental arch. It has lightly tooled parapets and rounded copings. There is a raised pavement on the south side.[8] II
Sundial
53°11′13″N 2°07′26″W / 53.18683°N 2.12397°W / 53.18683; -2.12397 (Sundial)
Early 19th century (probable) The sundial is in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin. It consists of a short tapered gritstone shaft on a red sandstone base. On the top is a copper dial carved with the churchwardens' initials. The gnomon is missing.[9] II
Dane Aqueduct
53°11′04″N 2°08′29″W / 53.18446°N 2.14148°W / 53.18446; -2.14148 (Dane Aqueduct)
Dane Aqueduct.jpg
c. 1830 The aqueduct carries the Macclesfield Canal at a height of about 45 feet (14 m) over the River Dane. It is constructed in sandstone, and consists of a single semicircular arch with a span of about 35 feet (11 m). It has stone coped parapets, and railings between balusters that are capped with urns.[10] II
Bridge near Reservoir Dam
53°11′11″N 2°06′42″W / 53.18642°N 2.11160°W / 53.18642; -2.11160 (Bridge near Reservoir Dam)
c. 1830 The bridge carries Smithy Lane over a conduit from Bosley Reservoir. It is constructed in sandstone, and consists of a single horseshoe elliptical arch. The parapets have projecting copings and end in square piers.[11] II
Canal milestone
53°12′07″N 2°08′31″W / 53.20181°N 2.14188°W / 53.20181; -2.14188 (Canal milestone)
Canal Milestone, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 551397.jpg
c. 1830 The milestone stands by the Macclesfield Canal. It is in sandstone and is inscribed with the distances in miles to Hall Green and Marple.[12] II
Distance marker
53°12′18″N 2°08′25″W / 53.20513°N 2.14023°W / 53.20513; -2.14023 (Distance marker)
c. 1830 The distance stone stands by the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal. It is a rectangular slab of sandstone inscribed with "1/2" on the south face and "3/4" on the north face.[13] II
Valve House
53°11′08″N 2°06′50″W / 53.18543°N 2.11397°W / 53.18543; -2.11397 (Valve House)
c. 1830 The valve house controls the flow of water from Bosley Reservoir to the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. It is constructed in gritstone, and is tunnel vaulted with a semicircular entrance. Stone wing walls lead down to the sluiceway.[2][14] II
Bosley lock number 1 and spillway
53°12′00″N 2°08′36″W / 53.19991°N 2.14333°W / 53.19991; -2.14333 (Lock number 1 and spillway)
Lock 1, Macclesfield Canal near Bosley - geograph.org.uk - 440999.jpg
1831 A lock and spillway on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the gates are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a spillway.[2][15] II
Bosley lock number 2 and lock pound
53°11′48″N 2°08′42″W / 53.19666°N 2.14494°W / 53.19666; -2.14494 (Lock number 2 and lock pound)
Bosley Lock No 2, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 574823.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][16] II
Bosley lock number 3 and lock pound
53°11′45″N 2°08′43″W / 53.19579°N 2.14536°W / 53.19579; -2.14536 (Lock number 3 and lock pound)
Bosley Lock No 3, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 545370.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the gates are steel. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][17] II
Bosley lock number 4 and lock pound
53°11′41″N 2°08′43″W / 53.19481°N 2.14525°W / 53.19481; -2.14525 (Lock number 4 and lock pound)
Lock number 4 at Bosley.JPG
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][18] II
Bosley lock number 5 and lock pound
53°11′38″N 2°08′42″W / 53.19387°N 2.14487°W / 53.19387; -2.14487 (Lock number 5 and lock pound)
Bosley Locks, Macclesfield Canal - geograph.org.uk - 89205.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][19] II
Bosley lock number 7 and lock pound
53°11′23″N 2°08′34″W / 53.18985°N 2.14275°W / 53.18985; -2.14275 (Lock number 7 and lock pound)
Bosley Lock No 7, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 550752.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are timber, the lower are steel. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][20] II
Bosley lock number 8 and lock pound
53°11′20″N 2°08′30″W / 53.18901°N 2.14177°W / 53.18901; -2.14177 (Lock number 8 and lock pound)
Bosley Lock No 8, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 574878.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][21] II
Bosley lock number 9 and lock pound
53°11′18″N 2°08′27″W / 53.18838°N 2.14072°W / 53.18838; -2.14072 (Lock number 9 and lock pound)
Below Bosley Lock 9, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 550326.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][22] II
Bosley lock number 10 and lock pound
53°11′16″N 2°08′22″W / 53.18767°N 2.13942°W / 53.18767; -2.13942 (Lock number 10 and lock pound)
Bosley Locks 9 and 10, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 550317.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the gates are in steel. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][23] II
Bosley lock number 11 and lock pound
53°11′14″N 2°08′19″W / 53.18713°N 2.13867°W / 53.18713; -2.13867 (Lock number 11 and lock pound)
Bosleylock11.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are steel, the lower are timber. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][24] II
Bosley lock number 12 and lock pound
53°11′11″N 2°08′19″W / 53.18640°N 2.13874°W / 53.18640; -2.13874 (Lock number 12 and lock pound)
Bosleybottomlock.jpg
1831 A lock and pound on the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. The lock is constructed in gritstone, the upper gates are timber, the lower are steel. A cast-iron footbridge crosses the lock. To the west of the lock is a rectangular pound.[2][25] II
Canal bridge number 53
53°12′06″N 2°08′31″W / 53.20162°N 2.14198°W / 53.20162; -2.14198 (Canal bridge number 53)
Lockett's Bridge No 53, Bosley, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 545580.jpg
1831 This is an accommodation bridge over the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. It is constructed in gritstone, and consists of a single horseshoe elliptical arch. The bridge has parapets with plain coping that end in square piers.[26] II
Canal bridge number 54
53°11′59″N 2°08′36″W / 53.19968°N 2.14344°W / 53.19968; -2.14344 (Canal bridge number 54)
Daintrys Road Bridge 54 and Bosley Top Lock No 1, Macclesfield Canal - geograph.org.uk - 600630.jpg
1831 The bridge carries Station Road over the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. It is constructed in gritstone, and consists of a single horseshoe elliptical arch. The bridge has parapets with plain coping that end in square piers.[27] II
Canal bridge number 55
53°11′37″N 2°08′41″W / 53.19365°N 2.14477°W / 53.19365; -2.14477 (Canal bridge number 55)
Bridge No 55 Macclesfield Canal.jpg
1831 The bridge carries the A54 road over the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. It is constructed in gritstone, and consists of a single horseshoe elliptical arch. The bridge has parapets with plain coping that end in square piers.[28] II
Canal bridge number 56
53°11′20″N 2°08′30″W / 53.18887°N 2.14153°W / 53.18887; -2.14153 (Canal bridge number 56)
Swindalls Bridge, No 56, Bosley, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 550748.jpg
1831 This is an accommodation bridge over the Macclesfield Canal, the engineer for which was William Crosley. It is constructed in gritstone, and consists of a single horseshoe elliptical arch. The bridge has parapets with plain coping that end in square piers.[29] II
School and Schoolmaster's House
53°11′17″N 2°07′24″W / 53.18806°N 2.12330°W / 53.18806; -2.12330 (School and Schoolmaster's House)
Bosley School.jpg
1858 The school and attached house are in brick with tiled roofs. They have an H-shaped plan, the right leg constituting the school hall, the left leg the two-storey house, and the two-storey cross wing being shared. Features include cast-iron lattice windows, a gabled oriel window, a bellcote, and finials. At the rear is another schoolroom built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.[2][30] II

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Listed Buildings, Historic England, retrieved 30 March 2015
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Hartwell et al. (2011), p. 167
  3. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bosley (1138907)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  4. ^ Historic England, "Stiles Meadow Farmhouse, Bosley (1138903)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  5. ^ Historic England, "Mill House Farmhouse, Bosley (1366193)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  6. ^ Historic England, "Hug Bridge, Bosley (1191375)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  7. ^ Historic England, "Queen's Arms Inn, Bosley (1138909)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  8. ^ Historic England, "Lymford Bridge, Bosley (1138904)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  9. ^ Historic England, "Sundial and Shaft south of Nave in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Bosley (1138908)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  10. ^ Historic England, "Dane Aqueduct, Bosley (1135940)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  11. ^ Historic England, "Road Bridge opposite east end of Reservoir Dam, Bosley (1138906)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  12. ^ Historic England, "Canal milestone at SJ 9063 6721, Bosley (1214274)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  13. ^ Historic England, "Distance marker at SJ 9073 6755, Bosley (1214275)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  14. ^ Historic England, "Valve House in Reservoir Dam, Bosley (1138905)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  15. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 1 and spillway (1313054)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  16. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 2 and Lock Pound (1138911)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  17. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 3 and Lock Pound (1313034)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  18. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 4 and Lock Pound (1329983)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  19. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 5 and Lock Pound (1135919)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  20. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 7 and Lock Pound (1135925)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  21. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 8 and Lock Pound (1329984)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  22. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 9 and Lock Pound (1138913)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  23. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 10 and Lock Pound (1313044)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  24. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 11 and Lock Pound (1138914)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  25. ^ Historic England, "Bosley Lock Number 12 and Lock Pound (1329985)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  26. ^ Historic England, "Bridge Number 53, Bosley (1329982)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  27. ^ Historic England, "Bridge Number 54, Bosley (1138910)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  28. ^ Historic England, "Bridge Number 55, Bosley (1138912)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  29. ^ Historic England, "Bridge Number 56, Bosley (1313042)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013
  30. ^ Historic England, "School and former Schoolmaster's House, Bosley (1329981)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 November 2013

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