Sutton Hall, Sutton Lane Ends

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Sutton Hall

Sutton Hall is a former country house to the west of the village of Sutton Lane Ends, Cheshire, England.

The present building dates from the middle of the 17th century, with additions and alterations in the late 18th century, and replaced a previous manor house.[1] It has since been converted into a pub/restaurant.[2]

Description[edit]

The house is constructed partly in stone, and partly in timber framing, with a U-shaped plan. The arms of the "U" end in irregular gables. The left gable is in stone, and the right is timber-framed. The upper storey of the right gable is jettied, the jetty being supported on brackets carved with wooden figures, one a knight in chain mail. Between the two wings is the former great hall.[3] A 16th century chapel at the rear of the house, which has served at different times as stables and as a convent, now serves as the restaurant kitchens. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

Not far from the hall is a Bronze Age barrow or cairn, probably a cremation site, now much reduced in size.[4][5]

History[edit]

Once the property of the Sir Humphrey Davenport, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in 1631, the Manor of Sutton later passed by marriage to Sir Rowland Belasyse, an ancestor of the Earls of Fauconberg. In 1819 it was acquired by the Countess of Lucan and descended to her successors, the Lords Lucan, primarily used as a farmhouse.[6] The countess had been born Elizabeth Belasyse, daughter of Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg and in 1794 had married Richard Bingham, who became the 2nd Earl of Lucan in 1799. By 1804, after six children, they had separated.

In 2008 the building was substantially refurbished as a restaurant by Brunning and Price, the then owners.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England (2011). "Sutton Hall  (Grade II) (1139474)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sutton Hall". Brunning & Price Ltd. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  3. ^ de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian (1988), Cheshire Country Houses, Chichester: Phillimore, pp. 273–274, ISBN 0-85033-655-4 
  4. ^ "History (of Sutton Hall)". Brunning & Price Ltd. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Round cairn 200m south-west of Sutton Hall (1007397)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  6. ^ Hanshall, J.H. (1823). The History of the County Palatine of Chester. p. 542. 

Coordinates: 53°14′26″N 2°06′46″W / 53.24067°N 2.11271°W / 53.24067; -2.11271