Sutton Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameSutton Hall
Alternative NamesMacclesfield
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishSutton

Residence of the abbots of Chester for which a licence crenellate was obtained in 1399 and repeated in 1410, but probably not acted upon on either occasion. The 1410 Royal licence may be a confirmation of a 1399 Palatine licence. Site now occupied by mid C17 house converted into a hotel. It was recorded in 1902 that a small deer park surrounded the building, but no trace of it was found in 1964.

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ925715
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 477
  • Cullen, P.W. and Hordern, R., 1986, Castles of Cheshire (Crossbow Books) p. 26
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 68 (as Macclesfield)
  • Mackenzie, J.D., 1896, Castles of England; their story and structure (New York: Macmillan) Vol. 2 p. 176
  • Ormerod, G., 1882 (2edn), History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 3 p. 741-2
  • Earwaker, J.P., 1877-1880, East Cheshire Past and Present Vol. 2 p. 443
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 219, 420 online copy
  • Ormerod, G., 1819, History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 3 p. 370-3 (tenurial history) online copy


  • Renaud, 1902, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Vol. 20 p. 25, 119-28

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1909, Calendar of Patent Rolls Richard II (1396-99) Vol. 6 p. 552 online copy
  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1907, Calendar of Patent Rolls Henry IV (1405-08) Vol. 3 p. 160 online copy