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Rocksavage (Rock Savage) (Clifton Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house was built on the site of Clifton Hall.

    Built / Designed For: Sir John Savage

    House & Family History: Rocksavage was built 1565-68 by Sir John Savage to replace his family's seat of Clifton Hall. In 1617 James I stayed at the house on his way to Halton Castle and Chester. Up the hill, behind the ruins of the house, are the 18th century domestic offices, today called Clifton Hall. Rocksavage was abandoned by 1782.

  • Title: Cheshire Country Houses
    Author: de Figueiredo, Peter; Treuherz, Julian
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 268
    Publisher: Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
    ISBN: 0850336554
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Savage, 16th century; Thomas Savage, 3rd Earl Rivers, 17th century. James Barry, 4th Earl of Barrymore, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No