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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 57934
Location: ROCK BANK HOUSE, CLARENCE BROW (east side)
  BOLLINGTON, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 19 April 2007
Date listed: 09 December 1983
Date of last amendment: 09 December 1983
Grade II

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SJ 97 NWBOLLINGTONCLARENCE BROW(East Side)2/17Carterbench House.

SJ 97 NW BOLLINGTON CLARENCE BROW (East Side) 2/17 Carterbench House. II Formerly Rock Bank House, later hospital, now offices: c1840 for Martin Swindells. Ashlar buff sandstone, Welsh slate roof and 5 stone chimneys. Tudor Gothick style. T-shaped in plan. 2½-storey, 4-bay south front, with 1st and 3rd bays stepping forward under gables. These have projecting 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed windows in massive chamfered stone surrounds below and similar windows, supported on moulded brackets under hood moulds above. Top storey has a 3-light casement under a chamfered head in the barge-boarded gables. 2nd bay has a massive projecting porch with chamfered jambs, contains a 4-centred arched doorcase with a pair of heavy Gothick doors. End bay to right has single lights under hood moulds. Castellated enclosed bridge over passage to rear. Interior: Hall has Tudor panelled ceiling with facial and foliage bosses. Dog-leg mahogany staircase has pierced iron balusters and trefoil mouldings on the newels and open string. Room to left of hall has Elizabethan panelled ceiling with pendants in circular panels. Room to right of hall has Gothick blind arcading as a cornice for a panelled ceiling. Room to the rear of this has a broad frieze of a delicate running foliage pattern. Most doors and shutters have trefoil cusped heads to lancet mouldings.

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