Cheshire listed property for sale

The term ‘listed building’ is often heard in relation to residential property, but what does it mean, which properties are included and where can you find Cheshire listed property for sale?

If you’re lucky enough to own a listed building, you’ll already know the great pleasure in maintaining a slice of English history. With their quirky characters, fine original features and often beautiful locations, listed buildings offer a quintessential English home and remain ever popular despite the strict rules surrounding their upkeep.

Brereton Park is a compact Country Estate with a Grade I Listed Elizabethan country house.
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The general principles are that all buildings built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition are likely to be listed

All buildings from the 16th century and before are currently listed enjoying special protected status, along with most buildings built between 1700 and 1840. Newer buildings – post 1840 – can also be listed.

Not all listed buildings are sprawling country home or quintessential English properties. Park Hill in Sheffield, a fine example of 'new brutalism', was built between 1957 and 1961 and given Grade II* listed status in 1998.

Properties with special architectural and historic interest are celebrated with listed status and while they are aesthetically pleasing, they come with restrictions and protected status which is used to preseve their unique period features. However, this is not a bar to further development but can add a further layer of scrutuniy in an application to extend or alter.

Here's an historic Grade I Listed, 16,224 sq. ft, moated castle with three separate converted turrets, all with potential for a myriad of uses, set within over 21 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, with beautiful lakes and paddock land. View property. 

Only 2.5% of listed buildings in the UK are Grade I, which relates to properties of exceptional interest. Grade II* properties make up 5.5% of all listed properties and these are of “more than special interest”. The remaining are Grade II, which means that they are of special interest and require every effort to preserve them.

Jackson-Stops nationally has long been associated with the sale of listed buildings across the UK, beginning with the famous sale of Stowe House in 1921. This was a 19-day event sale and auction, under the Duke of Buckingham’s instructions, which saw the successful sale of this Grade I listed country house in Stowe, Buckinghamshire.

Jackson-Stops’ first Guide to Listed Building Legislation was produced in 1992, setting out our stall as industry experts and we continue to assist owners of listed buildings by providing practical, unbiased advice.

We've recently launched our new listed building logo, marking our expertise and to highlight properties of historical or cultural note.

At Jackson-Stops Alderley Edge we’re experts in the sale of listed buildings and have been dealing with such homes in Cheshire for many decades. Our current portfolio of listed properties includes Grade I, Grade II and Grade II* examples of architectural history. They feature Georgian country houses, timber framed properties, sandstone family homes and even a moated castle.

To discuss the sale of your Grade *, Grade I or Grade II Listed property, please contact our Alderley Edge branch by calling 01625 540340 or email

View more of our Cheshire listed property:

Nether Alderley

A unique, Grade II Listed, sandstone house with planning permission to extend, nestled down a private, cobbled lane with annexe and outbuildings, sitting in 5 acres of gardens, paddock and woodland, with splendid far-reaching views.   

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Alderley Edge
A handsome, six bedroom, Grade II* Listed, timber-framed house with potential to convert numerous outbuildings, sitting in 30 acres, down a quiet, cobbled lane.

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Hulme Walfield, Congleton
An exquisite Grade II Listed Georgian six bedroom country house, with substantial ancillary accommodation, nestled in about 21.7 acres.

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A truly exquisite 6,700 sq ft Grade II Listed family house with pristine interior, set in extensive landscaped gardens. 

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