The large Elizabethan style house is Walmoor Hill and was built in the 1890's by the Chester architect John Douglas for his own use. Because of its large size and prominent position it was popularly known as "Douglas' Castle" or "Douglas' Folly". Douglas lived in the house from about 1901 until his death in 1911. It became a girls' school, Walmoor College and in the 1930's, Hampton House School, Walmoor Hill, a boarding and day school for boys. It later became the headquarters of the Cheshire Fire Brigade until 1997.