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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1221317



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Nether Alderley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58314

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4/149 Soss Moss Hall



Formerly manor house, later Stanley estate farm, now a house: dated 1583 for T Wyche, extended in early C17 with some C20 alterations. Timber-framed (partly plastered infill, partly brick nogged), partly repaired in brick, on sandstone plinth. Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge. Massive stone chimney with 3 diamond stacks against left end and central brick ridge chimney with 2 diamond stacks. 2-storey, triple-gabled north front. Left end is replaced in brick but herringboning survives in the gable. Central portion set back with 5 by 5 timber small frames with ovolo-moulded wooden doorcase. To right small panelling with chevron and cross motif decoration. Herringboning in all 3 gables. All windows on the front are C20 wooden casements with applied lead glazing. Small former dairy added to right. To left there is a small 2-light chamfered stone mullion in the stack on which is also carved the name and date. Interior: Kitchen has chamfered, cambered wooden lintel to large stone fireplace. Chamfered ceiling beams with flat steps. This room was Nether Alderley's Methodist Chapel from 1835-1940. Hall has 2 ovolo moulded ceiling beams on inglenook stone fireplace with a chamfered wooden lintel and containing a cast-iron grate with the Stanley eagle. Dogleg staircase has massive shaped flat balusters, deep moulded handrail, and shaped square newels with moulded finials. All treads etc. are original and the balusters are used in the stairwell. Upstairs are 2 chamfered stone fireplaces with cambered lintels, an 8-panelled door with reeded rails and wainscotting re-used as a landing cupboards. Stone chimney contains garderobes.

The house is said to be built on oak piles and consequently there are no cellars. See R Brooke "On the Ancient Family of Wyche etc.". Trans. of the Lancs. and Ches. Hist. Soc. Vol. 1, 12-17; for an early description.

Listing NGR: SJ8281175891

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society' in Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society, , Vol. 1, (), 12-17

National Grid Reference: SJ 82811 75891


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