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Brereton Hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ78126485
Latitude 53.18030° Longitude -2.32868°

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

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.

Description

Hall, 1585 altered 1829 and late C19. Stone-dressed brick; leaded roof to front range, slate roofs to cross-wings. The present building suggests a reversed E plan, probably with a great hall behind the gateway forming the central bar, demolished and replaced by an 1829 conservatory. Front range has basement and 2 storeys with turreted central gateway and a bay of 2 windows to each side flanked by slightly projecting cross-wings of considerable depth forming the sides of an open court to rear. Gateway has replaced Gothick glazed door-screen in basket-arched opening with stone steps; the storey above has a continuous mullioned and transomed window across entrance bay and turrets, with heraldic panel below and above - Brereton plays 2nd fiddle to the royal arms. The turrets were linked by a basket-arched bridge incorporating reused stonework, shorn of their cupolas, slightly foreshortened and crenellated in 1829. (Listed Building Report)
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