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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.

Name: BANDSTAND IN ECCLESTON FERRY FARMHOUSE GARDEN

List entry Number: 1130636

Location

BANDSTAND IN ECCLESTON FERRY FARMHOUSE GARDEN, ALDFORD ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityHuntington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55501

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History

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Details

SJ 46 SW HUNTINGTON C P ALDFORD ROAD (West Side)

5/52 Bandstand in Eccleston Ferry Farmhouse garden.

GV II

Bandstand or covered cafe area: dated 1888 by John Douglas for the 1st Duke of Westminster. Open timber framing on ashlar red sandstone plinth, red tile roof. Rectangular plan. Chamfered plinth carries a low wooden balustrade with rectangular balusters and heavy wooden posts with arch bracing to wall plate. South gable has chamfered doorcase to cellar, slightly canted corners to plinth. Date on tiebeam and large diamond-shaped plaster panel of goddess with serpent staff and cornucopia, flanked by dolphins and with the motto PEACE AND PLENTY. Stone steps against west side and entry in north side. Interior: of 2 bays with massive roof trusses of a tiebeam and 2 diagonal struts.

A cafe and bandstand were established here by the 1st Duke for visitors from Chester taking boat trips down the river, and people from his estate who could take the ferry until the time of the 2nd World War.

S603

Listing NGR: SJ4160462137

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National Grid Reference: SJ 41604 62137

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