Capesthorne

near Chelford, Cheshire - Davenport family


"Capesthorne, the modern seat of the ancient family of Davenport, came into that family by marriage with the heiress of the Wards of Capesthorne in 1721. The house, built about the same period, was restored and enlarged about 1837, and in 1861 the centre portion, since rebuilt very nearly on the original plan, was almost wholly destroyed by fire.

The situation of Capesthorne is very picturesque, overlooking a chain of pools supplied from Reedsmere, a fine sheet of water above, on which is still to be seen the old Floating Island - about an acre in size, which, though now stationary, for many years used to roam about the mere just as the wind, the trees growing on it acting as sails, dictated.

The Grand Sergeany of the Forests of Macclesfield, an hereditary office still held by Mr Davenport, conferred the power of life and death over a cast area 'without delay and without appeal' - and at Capesthorne is preserved a long roll containing the names of the master robbers taken and beheaded with their companions in the times of Vivian, Roger and Thomas de Davenport."

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