Monument details

HER Number:19/4/0
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Ince Manor


Ince Manor or grange is recorded as 1 of 21 manors held by St Werburgh's Abbey, Chester. It would have consisted of a hall and suite of lodgings for large number of people. A Grange is an area of monastic land that lies outside the Abbey’s main land holdings. They were usually farms and were run by the laymen of the monastic order or by hired labour. Documentary evidence suggests the site operated as a manorial holding rather than a grange estate. It remained as a place of hospitality until the dissolution. In 1539 Ince was 1 of 9 manors bestowed on new Cathedral at Chester, by 1547 it had been sold to Sir Richard Cotton, then later the Cholmondeleys. In 1722 it was sold to Mr George Wynne of Leeswood, Flintshire, in 1805 it was sold to Mr Edmund Yates and was inhabited by his daughter and her husband Rev. Park until 1849 when Mrs Park built the new Ince Hall, which lay in a park to the South West of the old bulidings. In 1895 the old Hall was partly destroyed by fire. It is a Scheduled Monument and Grade I listed building.


Monument Types

  • GRANGE (AD 10TH CENTURY to Post Medieval - 900 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • LODGINGS (AD 10TH CENTURY to Post Medieval - 900 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • MANOR (AD 10TH CENTURY to Post Medieval - 900 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • RELIGIOUS HOUSE (AD 10TH CENTURY to Post Medieval - 900 AD? to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1130341: PARK COTTAGES; Listed Building (I) 1138810: MANOR HOUSE OF ABBEY OF ST WERBURGH CHESTER, INCLUDING OLD HALL AND MONASTERY COTTAGES; Listed Building (II) 1138811: FARM BUILDINGS ABUTTING MANOR HOUSES TO SOUTH EAST; Listed Building (II) 1318905: PORTION OF BOUNDARY WALL BETWEEN JUNCTION OF KINSEY'S LANE WITH POOL LANE AND PARK COTTAGES; Listed Building (II) 1335917: 7, 8 AND 9, THE SQUARE; Scheduled Monument 1009635: Ince Manor Monastic Grange And Fishpond; Conservation Area (Active) 016: Ince Conservation Area

Related records

19/4/7Related to: Ince Manor - Barn (Building)
19/4/5Related to: Ince Manor - fishpond (Monument)
19/4/1Related to: Ince Manor - Hall (Building)
19/4/10Related to: Ince Manor - lynchet boundary (Monument)
19/4/4Related to: Ince Manor - moat (Monument)
19/4/2Related to: Ince Manor - Monastic Cottages (Building)
19/4/8Related to: Ince Manor - possible well (Monument)
19/4/9Related to: Ince Manor - possible west range (Monument)
19/4/3Related to: Ince Manor - stone enclosing wall (Monument)
19/4/6Related to: Park Cottages, Kinsey Lane, Ince Manor site (Building)

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