Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire. Tabley House was designed by John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, Bt., and completed in 1769. His son, Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bt., later 1st Lord de Tabley, was the first great patron and collector of British paintings. He assembled a splendid collection at Tabley and in his London house during the first decade of the 19th Century, ultimately with the intention of establishing a National Gallery of British Art.
Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire - Jacobean mansion constructed in 1616–21 considered by Nikolaus Pevsner to be one of the two finest Jacobean houses in Cheshire. A manor at Dorfold is recorded in Henry III's reign (1216–72); early landowners were the Wettenhall, Arderne, Davenport & Bromley families. Dorfold Hall is a two-storey building on a double-pile plan in red brick with stone dressings. The main façade features a recessed centre with two small wings & large windows.