Frost, P., (2008). Ivy House, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire Historic Building Recording. Castlering Archaeology.

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Ivy House, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire Historic Building Recording
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Castlering Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1021486
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Report (in Series)
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Building recording and site assessment to accompany an application for Listed Building Consent to demolish the property. Ivy House is a two-storey mid to late 18th century house with cellar and attic rooms built in Georgian style with a two-storey rear wing. Throughout the 19th century and for most of the 20th century the property was known as Astmoor Farmhouse. The economic depression of the 1930s may have aided its demise of the farm. In 1964 Runcorn was designated as a New Town to house the overspill from nearby Liverpool. By the early 1970s the industrial estate at Astmoor was completed erasing all buildings apart from the former farmhouse now known as Ivy House. The last known use of the building was as a cattery before purchase by the current owner. The use of a building as a dwelling became impossible when modern demands created the new industrial estate and Expressway that flank the site. The Listed building can no longer be reconciled with its modern surroundings. The integrity and setting of the Ivy House is now totally compromised. The building has been on fire, most of the roofline has fallen in, walls are unstable and the building is totally derelict. The site is surrounded by overgrown broadleaf. The secluded location of the building has resulted in it being frequented by youths and people taking drugs. Discarded alcohol containers litter the site together with evidence that people are sleeping rough on the site. This report concludes that despite its designated status, it is no longer practical to retain the building in this location. The current programme of work has ensured that a record has been made of the building prior to any future works.
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P Frost
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Castlering Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cheshire HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Ivy House, Astmoor Industrial Estate
Parish: RUNCORN
District: HALTON
County: CHESHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: New Town
Location - Auto Detected: Runcorn Cheshire
Location - Auto Detected: Runcorn
Location - Auto Detected: Liverpool
Grid Reference: 353760, 382990 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Building Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: Late 18th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 19th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: Georgian
Temporal - Auto Detected: 1964
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OASIS Id: patfrost1-54649
OBIB: 297
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A4 comb bound report
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25 Nov 2016
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