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IoE Number: 56301
Location: MANOR HOUSE OF ABBEY OF ST WERBURGH CHESTER, INCLUDING OLD HALL AND MONASTERY COTTAGES, MARSH LANE (west side)
  ELLESMERE PORT, ELLESMERE PORT AND NESTON, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr K Truman
Date Photographed: 24 August 2000
Date listed: 26 September 1963
Date of last amendment: 17 May 1985
Grade I

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ELLESMERE PORT & NESTONMARSH LANESJ 4476(west)8/40Manor House of Abbey of

ELLESMERE PORT & NESTON MARSH LANE SJ 4476 (west) 8/40 Manor House of Abbey of 26.9.63 St Werburgh Chester, (including Old Hall and Monastery Cottages (the latter were formerly listed.)) GV I Remains of Manor House of Abbey of St Werburgh. 2 rectangular blocks in roughly worked coursed sandstone forming 2 sides of courtyard. At least 5 phases of masonry, late C13th onwards. THE HALL: Modern pitched slate roof to three-quarters of building. W elevation - segmental arched doorway with hood mould; crenel slits. Horizontal coved moulding below segmental arched coving on E elevation and projecting below 2 cove-moulded arches on S elevation. Inserted post-Dissolution rectangular 4 light mullion and transom windows with bossed heads and hood mounds, some converted to doors or blocked. N wall largely rebuilt after late Cl9th fire. INTERIOR: Internal wall passage and stairs with Caernarvon arch coving within west and part of north and east walls. Windows set in splayed recesses with segmental arched heads. Arched doorways, some blocked, to internal passages. Temporary corrugated sheeting north wall to end of roofing. MONASTERY COTTAGES: Roofless. Formerly range of four, 2- storey late C13th-C14th lodgings, converted to 2 cottages, now derelict. 2- storey remains of tower at west end, with 1st floor room over projecting ground floor lobby. Steeped buttresses integral to building on south and north elevations. Arched round-head, pointed and ogee-head doorways. Crenel and small rectangular windows. Inserted or altered rectangular doorways and windows. Additional one storey coursed sandstone building at east end; for- merly identical block to west. INTERIOR: Within tower, internal stair, now blocked, with Caernarvon arch coving, leading from lobby to possible garderobe at 1st floor. Freestanding partition wall with pointed-arch doorway at 1st floor. Deep splayed corbelled window recesses. Additional inserted openings. Stone corbels to 2nd storey floor. C17th or later fireplace with heavy beam over, to easternmost cottage. Coursed sandstone boundary wall with stone coping, connecting Hall to Monastery cottages.

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