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Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, SK11

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Key features

  • Four bedroom detached farmhouse
  • Grade 11 listed, constructed in approximately the late 1500s
  • Nestled within 26.71 acres of land
  • Two stone constructed barns
  • Approached via an extensive private road
  • Excellent views
  • Character and charm in abundance
  • Lots of potential

Property description

An exciting opportunity to acquire a well located farm including a highly charismatic Grade 11 listed building, which dates back to approximately the late 1500s and several farm buildings located to the north side of Ruston Spencer.
The farm extends to 26.71 acres (10.81 hectares) or thereabouts of mostly permanent pasture and is available to purchase as a whole. Wall Hill Manor Farm is a highly charismatic Grade 11 listed building, which is stamped ITY 1889. The four-bedroom detached farmhouse has unique features which include, a complete newel staircase, original plank doors, timber beams, paired jettied gables, central storeyed porch and an embedded lateral stack. The property is nestled within 26.71 acres of land or thereabouts and is positioned within a private elevated setting. The approach is via a long track from the A523, through a wooded area and then into a farm yard, which includes a range of traditional and modern farm buildings including two stone constructed barns which are currently utilised as storage, but potentially offer residential development, (subject to planning and building regulation approval).
It is anticipated that the property will appeal to a wide variety of purchasers including local farmers, equestrian users, investors and lifestyle and amenity purchasers. You're welcomed into the property via the entrance hallway, with two impressive reception rooms off and access to the first floor. The living room incorporates a multi-fuel stove, set within a tiled hearth/surround and wood mantle over. The dining room has an open fire, stone hearth, brick surround, wood mantle and wood panelling. The study room offers versatility and could be utilised in many ways, having a useful shower room off. Within the breakfast kitchen are a good range of fitted units to the base and eye level, belfast sink, oil fired Rayburn, electric cooker and porch. A well-equipped utility room has a good range of fitted units, stainless steel sink, plumbing and space for a washing machine/dryer.

To the first floor are two separate landing areas, four well-proportioned bedrooms, bathroom and WC.
Externally to the front of the house is an area laid to lawn/gravel, walled and hedged boundaries and a further lawn to the rear. A substantial concrete driveway is located to the front, providing extensive parking for a number of vehicles and provides access to the two hay barns. A further concrete area is currently utilised as a farm yard, for storing machinery and various timber shelters are located around the property.

Note: Listed Building Consent was granted on 21/03/2022, for alterations to windows, removal of porch, outhouse and provisions of new partitions to interior, (retrospective). Application number SMD/2021/0808. Works are to be carried out in entirety, within 12 months from the date of decision notice.

Wall Hill Manor House

Entrance Hallway

Wooden door and window to the front elevation, radiator, wooden panelling, staircase to the first floor, exposed timber beams.

Living Room

15' 0'' x 14' 4'' (4.58m x 4.38m)

Wooden window to the front and side elevation, radiator, tiled hearth, surround, wooden mantel, exposed timber beams.


8' 11'' x 13' 1'' (2.71m x 4m)

Wooden window to the front and side elevation, radiator, exposed timber beams.

Shower Room

8' 0'' x 5' 4'' (2.45m x 1.62m)

Shower enclosure, lower level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator.

Dining Room

13' 9'' x 18' 5'' (4.18m x 5.62m)

Wooden window to the side elevation, open fire, stone hearth, brick surround, wooden mantle, exposed timber beams, wooden panelling, radiator.

Breakfast Kitchen

11' 8'' x 13' 3'' (3.56m x 4.04m)

Wooden window to the side elevation, units to to the base and eye level, electric cooker, Belfast sink, exposed timber beams.


Wooden door to the side elevation, wooden window to the rear elevation, fitted cloak store.

Utility Room

14' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.27m x 4.26m)

Wooden window to the front and side elevation, units to the base and eye level, stainless steel sink with drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a dryer, radiator, expose timber beams.

First Floor


Window to the side elevation, storage cupboard, radiator, exposed timber frame, exposed timber beams.

Bedroom One

16' 4'' x 15' 7'' (4.98m x 4.74m)

Window to the front and side elevation, radiator, panelled bath, exposed timber beams.


Wooden window to the side elevation, lower level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator.

Bedroom Three

10' 2'' x 17' 8'' (3.10m x 5.39m)

Wooden window to the front and side elevation, radiator, exposed timber beams.

Bedroom Two

13' 7'' x 15' 7'' (4.13m x 4.76m)

Wooden window to the side elevation, radiator, exposed timber frame, exposed timber beams.

Shower Room

7' 0'' x 10' 0'' (2.14m x 3.04m)

Velux style window, corner shower, lower level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator.


Wooden window to the rear elevation, storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four

14' 5'' x 14' 8'' (4.39m x 4.47m)

Wooden window to the rear elevation, radiator, exposed timber beams.



To the front, private gravel track, concrete driveway, area laid to lawn, area laid to gravel, walled boundaries, mature trees, plants and shrubs.
To the rear, area laid to lawn, hedged boundaries, mature trees, plants and shrubs.


The property benefits from mains water and electricity and septic tank drainage. The heating is from oil fired central heating.

Wall Hill Manor Farmyard

The farmyard comprises of traditional sandstone barns and modern farm buildings predominantly used for housing of livestock and general storage. The yards are all concreted providing good access.

Building 1


Building 2

12' 0'' x 6' 7'' (3.65m x 2.01m)

Traditional stone barn partially lofted, split into three sections; hen shed/store, log store and garage/workshop. The building is stamped ANNO Domini 1861.

Building 3

7' 2'' x 9' 4'' (2.18m x 2.84m)

Steel portal framed building with pitched asbestos roof, block walls to three sides and an earth floor.

Building 4

4' 0'' x 7' 1'' (1.22m x 2.16m)

Part steel frame part timber frame carport, with a pitched asbestos roof, corrugated iron side cladding and concrete floor.

Building 5

5' 2'' x 4' 5'' (1.57m x 1.35m)

A stone lean to car port with a mono pitched asbestos roof and concrete floor.

Building 6

4' 1'' x 4' 8'' (1.24m x 1.42m)

Former dairy lean to, of block construction with a mono pitched asbestos roof, lined internal walls and an electric and water connection.

Building 7

16' 5'' x 6' 0'' (5.00m x 1.83m)

Traditional stone hay barn with a pitched tile roof and concrete floor. Providing access to building 9.

Building 8

16' 2'' x 6' 4'' (4.92m x 1.93m)

Traditional lofted stone barn with a pitched tile roof and concrete floor, with a former milking parlour and former shippon for 5 and a cake bin above.

Building 9

35' 0'' x 10' 5'' (10.66m x 3.17m)

Part steel and part block building, a pitched asbestos/ fibre cement roof and block walls to the eaves, with a mix of cubicles and loose housing.

Building 10

38' 5'' x 7' 6'' (11.70m x 2.28m)

Modern steel portal frame building with a pitched fibre cement roof, block walls to 8ft and Yorkshire boarding to the eaves. There are 60 raised cubicles, and the building has a concrete floor, mains water and electricity. At the western end there is a slurry pit.

Building - 11

Timber framed building with a mono pitched corrugated iron roof and side cladding to three sides, two bays have concrete floor, and one has an earth floor.

Silage Pit 12

20' 0'' x 15' 0'' (6.09m x 4.57m)

The silage pit has a concrete floor, breeze block walls to approximately 10ft and an effluent tank.

Yard - 13

A concrete yard area at the end of the silage pit, used for general storage.


The land is all within a ring fence around Wall House Manor Farm

Field 4430 – 3.66 acres (1.48 ha)

Permanent pasture suitable for mowing or grazing, sloping to the north. With a hard track leading from the farmyard to the east.

Field 4929 – 1.28 acres (0.52 ha)

An area of woodland/scrub with a slope down to the stream.

Field 4312 – 4.82 acres (1.95 ha)

Permanent pasture suitable for grazing, sloping to the west. The field is run with 3301.

Field 4804 – 3.19 acres (1.29 ha)

Field 4804 – 3.19 acres (1.29 ha)

Field 3301 – 10.55 acres (4.27 ha)

Permanent pasture suitable for grazing sloping to the west with several in field trees.

Field 3634 – 1.04 acres (0.42 ha)

Woodland down to the feeder used for storage with a slope to the north.

Farmyard – 1.01 Acres (0.41 ha)

Farmhouse and Garden – 0.79 acres (0.32 ha)


According to the Cranfield Soil and Agri-food Institute (Soilscapes of England & Wales), the soil is classed as “Soilscape 10” described as Freely draining slightly acid sandy soils and the land is Grade 4 Poor (Land Classification Series for England & Wales) (Grade 1 - best, Grade 5 – worst).

Land Registry

The land is registered under title number: SF656063, the title register, and title plans are available upon request. The bridge on the farm drive crossing the Dane Feeder is within title SF604735.


There is a footpath crossing the north east corner of field 4430.
Agricultural access rights are reserved to the fields either side of the farm drive immediately off the A523 along the farm drive for a distance of 36 meters.
The Land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including Rights of Way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supply, and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.


The Land is sold freehold and with vacant possession granted upon completion.


Buildings 2, 5, 7 and 8 are subject to an overage clause, for a 35% overage of any increase in value to any part of the buildings listed for any commercial or residential use. The overage shall be triggered on implementation of planning consent or the sale of a building or buildings with the benefit of planning consent. The overage period is to be of a 25-year duration from 1st November 2019.


The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and has been claimed on under the Basic Payment Scheme, but no Entitlements are included with the sale of the land.


The sale plans have been prepared by the Agents for the convenience of the prospective purchasers and are for identification purposes only and they are not to scale. They are deemed to be correct, but any error, omission or misstatement shall not affect the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.


Prospective Purchasers will be required to provide photographic identification and a utility bill proving residency to enable us to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations prior to the acceptance of any offer made for the property.

Contact Details

Marcus Kirkham AssocRICS MScRealEst MNAEA MARLA
Whittaker and Biggs
45-49 Derby Street
ST13 6HU

John Wilson FRICS FAAV
Whittaker and Biggs
34 High Street
Stoke on Trent


A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this homes character, charm, location, privacy, land and further potential. Viewing of the property is strictly by prior appointment with the agents Whittaker and Biggs. Please ensure that all gates are left as found and latched or tied correctly.
Anyone inspecting the property does so entirely at their own risk and neither the selling agents nor the vendors accept any responsibility or liability for any injuries or consequential loss howsoever caused.


Particulars written May 2022
Photographs taken May 2022


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Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, SK11


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Whittaker & Biggs, Leek

47 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6HU

Buying a home may be one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. So choose the right Estate Agency to make your life a little easier.

Whittaker & Biggs is the longest established practice of its type in the area dating back to 1931 when it operated the Livestock Market and offices in Congleton town centre.

The firm now have estate agency offices sited in prime locations in Macclesfield, Leek, Congleton and Biddulph with fully qualified valuers in each. There are six Pa

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