Monument details

HER Number:19/4/2
Type of record:Building
Name:Ince Manor - Monastic Cottages

Summary

The lodgings of the monastic manor or grange of St Werburgh's survive on one side of open court, linked to the hall by low wall. These lodgings were entered from the courtyard via flight of stairs. After the dissolution they were converted into two cottages and sometimes used as dairy. The base of cheese press is reused in the stairs. The remains of the cottages are Grade I listed and are part of a Scheduled Monument. 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.


Parish:INCE, ELLESMERE PORT AND NESTON, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • GRANGE (AD 14TH CENTURY to AD 16TH CENTURY - 1350 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (AD 14TH CENTURY to AD 16TH CENTURY - 1350 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAIR (AD 14TH CENTURY to AD 16TH CENTURY - 1350 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (I) 1138810: MANOR HOUSE OF ABBEY OF ST WERBURGH CHESTER, INCLUDING OLD HALL AND MONASTERY COTTAGES; Scheduled Monument 1009635: Ince Manor Monastic Grange And Fishpond; Conservation Area (Active) 016: Ince Conservation Area

Related records

19/4/0Related to: Ince Manor (Monument)



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