Raenstor Close was built by Herbert George Ibberson in 1907-1911 for Mary and Annie Melland, the unmarried daughters of a Manchester cotton-bleacher turned banker. The house sits on a two to three acres site and is built of local stone, with a Cumberland slate roof. It includes a drawing room, library, dining room and five bedrooms. Decorative motifs include Orpheus carved at the gates and signs of the Zodiac in plaster on the drawing room ceiling. A water colour of the Orpheus Gates was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1912. The gardens are terraced with gravelled walks and a stone pergola leading to a temple. Outbuildings include stables and a lodge for the gardener. (1)
Unpublished document: n.d.. Extract from notes on Herbert George Ibberson by Clyde Binfield.
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