List entry

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: MOUNTING BLOCK

List entry Number: 1392455

Location

MOUNTING BLOCK, CHESTER ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
WarringtonUnitary AuthorityGrappenhall and Thelwall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Mar-2008

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 493742

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

This mounting block dating to 1859 is a significant reminder of the area's transport history and represents the transition from horse driven transport to the use of the motor vehicle.

History

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Details

GRAPPENHALL AND THELWALL

311/0/10016 CHESTER ROAD 06-MAR-08 (South side) Mounting Block

II Mounting block, 1859, sandstone. Monolithic form with 2 steps at each end. North face inscribed 'TRAVELLERS' REST GIVEN BY THOMAS LAWTON OF GRAPPENHALL 1859'.

HISTORY: Mounting block erected adjacent to Chester Road and the Bridgewater Canal in 1859 replacing an earlier one recorded on the 1847 OS map.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: This mounting block dating to 1859 is a significant reminder of the area's transport history and represents the transition from horse driven transport to the use of the motor vehicle. SJ6324186382

Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: SJ 63241 86382

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