Parkgate is proud to have in its area a large number of listed and other historic buildings. One of the first achievements of the Parkgate Society was to get the historic central area of Parkgate designated as a conservation area in 1973. As such, the Society keeps a watchful eye on its stock of buildings to ensure that they are protected and are maintained to an adequate standard. We have been asked by Historic England (formally English Heritage) to voluntarily perform periodic inspections of our listed buildings and to report back to them on the state of the buildings. We also keep an eye on local planning applications and make relevant representations to the Planning Authorities should we feel that any of our historic buildings are under threat.
Below is a list of those buildings that make up the heritage of Parkgate; those that have Grade II* and Grade II listings, as well as other buildings with historic backgrounds. The full description of what entitles a building to be listed, according to Historic England, can be found here. The buildings highlighted in gold have a bronze plaque attached briefly describing that building's history. These buildings are included in our Heritage Trail booklet.
See also our Heritage Trail interactive web pages that enable you to view information directly onto a mobile phone by scanning a QR code sited on the building.
Our lists have been sourced from:
Parkgate Conservation Area: Character Appraisal and Management Plan, Feb 2008;
Neston Neighbourhood Plan 2015, Appendix A;
English Heritage website.
These buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Only 5.5% of listed buildings in the U.K. are Grade II*.
Farm Building to Leighton Hall, The Runnell
Seven Steps, Butchers Shop and Teal Cottage, The Parade
Chapel of Mostyn House, The Parade
Moorside House and attached railings, Parkgate Road
These buildings are of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them. 92% of all listed buildings in U.K.are in this class.
Backwood Hall, off Boathouse Lane
Leighton House, Leighton Road
Sawyers Cottage, The Parade
Pengwern and attached garden walls, The Parade
Brooke House, The Parade
Overdee and Grey Walls, The Parade
Maplewood, The Parade
Leighton Banastre, The Parade
Banastre Cottage, The Parade
Brockleigh, School Lane,
Mostyn Cottage, School Lane
Church of St Thomas, School Lane
Numbers 1 and 2 Balcony House, the attached railings to front
steps and The Old Assembly Room, The Parade
South Cottage, The Parade
16-19 The Parade (Parade House)
Mostyn House School, The Parade
Prospect House and railings to front steps, The Parade
Talbot House, The Parade
Barnoon, The Parade
11 Station Road
12 Station Road
13 Station Road
14 Station Road
Nelson Cottage, 15 Station Road
Dover Cottage, 16 Station Road
Old Windmill, Leighton Road
The Manse, Parkgate Road
Moorend, Moorside Lane
Spring Vale, Moorside Lane
From L to R Teal Cottage, Seven Steps, and Butchers Shop.
Buildings/structures previously given a local listing by Ellesmere Port & Neston Borough Council
The Sea Wall, The Parade
Nicholl’s Ice Cream Shop, The Parade
1 – 4 Sandheys
1 – 6 Holywell Close
Dee Cottages, The Parade
The Old Watch House, The Parade, (since de-listed)
WW2 Pill Box, Station Road
Numbers 1 & 2 Balcony House and The Old Assembly Room (at the rear)