Monument details

HER Number:563/1/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bewsey Old Hall


Excavations 1983-5 revealed structures to the rear of Bewsey Hall and underneath present farmhouse. Two red sandstone floors were revealed and associated walls, indicating a number of 17th C farm buildings. Between the farmhouse and the present causeway onto the platform was a stone-lined well, c.10m deep and apparently in use and kept clean recently, although it appears to be post medieval in date. The earliest building is though to be represented by the charred remains of a beam over 12.5m long, set on an east-west alignment and possibly associated with a set of post holes.


Monument Types

  • FLOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MANSION HOUSE (Mansion house/hall, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • OUTBUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Wall-stone, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1012324: Bewsey Old Hall Moated Site, Fishpond And Connecting Channel; Listed Building (II*) 1230619: BEWSEY OLD HALL; Listed Building (II) 1230666: BEWSEY OLD HALL FARMHOUSE

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund