imageBexton Croft, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9ED

Bexton Croft, a Grade II* private home, is one of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in Cheshire. Built in 1895 by the renowned Baillie Scott, it is partly half-timbered, partly rendered, and somewhat irregular, as is typical of the style. The highly original exterior and interior detailing exudes outstanding craftsmanship.

There are numerous features, such as the heavy ribbed and nailed door with its original knocker from Poet’s Corner; the mullioned windows; the bargeboards and carved gables; and stained glass motifs. The view of the house from the garden shows its beautiful proportions.

Inside, visitors will be able to see the three finest Arts and Crafts rooms with their classic Baillie Scott wall and ceiling panelling, the full-height open hall, a minstrels’ gallery, a secret staircase and many other highlights and surprises.

Baillie Scott was a most influential architect. He developed his unique Arts and Crafts style, and was renowned for precise craftsmanship and the work that he put into both the exterior and the interior of his buildings – almost 300 of them during his career.

In 1894, in one of his early articles, Scott proposed a design having a high central hall with a galleried inglenook between the drawing and dining rooms and separated from them by folding screens. He realised this hypothetical ‘ideal house’ only a year later, when he designed Bexton Croft as one of his early commissions.

Bexton Croft is a private, listed, family home and is not fully accessible. The wooden floors are original, so visitors may be asked to remove their footwear to avoid damage.

The owners will be giving the tour, so they will be able to share their first-hand knowledge and love of the house.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 9 September: Tour 11:00-11:30; 11:45-12:15; 12:30-13:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Email: bextoncroft@knutsfordproms.co.uk
Booking opens: 11 August 2017 09:00
Booking closes: 4 September 2017 17:00

Access

Bexton Croft is a private family home and is not fully accessible. The wooden floors are original, so visitors may be asked to remove their footwear to avoid damage.There is no on-site parking.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session. Baillie Scott was a very influential architect. He developed his unique Arts and Crafts style, and was renowned for precise craftsmanship and the work that he put into both the exterior and the interior of his buildings – almost 300 of them during his career. In 1894, in one of his early articles, Scott proposed a design having a high central hall with a galleried inglenook between the drawing and dining rooms and separated from them by folding screens. He realised this hypothetical ‘ideal house’ only a year later, when he designed Bexton Croft as one of his early commissions.