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Sutton Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Macclesfield

In the civil parish of Sutton.
In the historic county of Cheshire.
Modern Authority of Cheshire.
1974 county of Cheshire.
Medieval County of Cheshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ92577150
Latitude 53.24069° Longitude -2.11272°

Sutton Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.

Description

Residence of the abbots of Chester for which a licence crenellate was obtained in 1399 and repeated in 1410, but probably not acted upon on either occasion. The 1410 Royal licence may be a confirmation of a 1399 Palatine licence. Site now occupied by mid C17 house converted into a hotel. It was recorded in 1902 that a small deer park surrounded the building, but no trace of it was found in 1964.

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1399 March 18 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).
A Royal licence to crenellate was confirmed in 1410 Feb 5.

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This record last updated before 1 February 2016

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