Manor house. Late C16 or early C17, with mid C18 and late C19 alterations and additions. Coursed squared Coal Measures Sandstone with ashlar gritstone dressings. Quoins, coped gables and moulded kneelers, ashlar ridge and sidewall stacks and stone slated roofs. 2 storeys, and 2 storeys and attics, the attics incorporated into advanced gabled wings to front and rear elevations. Complex plan, arranged around a linear C17 core. East elevation has principal range of 4 bays, with an added or remodelled C19 bay to south end. Off-centre doorway set against a ridge stack, with a quoined and moulded surround, a 4-centred arched head, and a plain hood mould. To the north a gabled range in line with the front wall, with coupled 2-light flush-mullioned windows to ground and first floors, the separating masonry pier almost a major mullion in the C17 manner. 2-light flush-mullioned attic window. 2-paned casement and fixed lights, except to ground floor which has clear glass panes. Above the main doorway, a C19 inserted or replacement window of 3 lights, with the central light a side-hung casement. To the south of the doorway, stacked coupled 2-light flush-mullioned windows, those to the ground floor glazed with clear glass panes, those above with 2-paned lights. Advanced gabled crosswing to south with remodelled window openings centrally placed within the gable. Advanced stone surrounds to all window openings, perhaps formerly for sashes, now with C20 combination frames to ground and first floors, each with a side-hung casement set amongst fixed lights, 6 panes in all to each window. Attic window with leaded lights within 2-light side-hung casement. The side wall has combination window frames within advanced stone surrounds. Added or remodelled bay to south end has stone surround and combination frame to ground floor, and oeil-de boeuf window above. Wide south gable, with C19 moulded door surround with depressed semicircular head below a hood mould with label stops. Asymmetrically set ground and first floor windows with advanced stone surround and combination frames. Sidewall ashlar stack to west sidewall, sits adjacent to asymmetrical gable, with C19 3-light chamfered mullioned window to ground floor, and 12-paned window, with a 2-paned hinged sidelight, to first floor. To the north a two-and-a-half storeyed advanced wing, formerly free-standing, with quoined corners and stacked 3-light C17 chamfer mullioned windows beneath drip moulds to ground and first floors, and with a blocked 2-light C17 window to the attic. Leaded lights with rectangular quarries. Adjoining the C17 wing or tower, an extension of the northern roof slope, and a 2-storeyed gabled range, giving a one-and-a-half gable addition, and a valley gutter, of C18 date, and with stacked 2-light C18 flush-mullioned windows either side of the gutter line. These windows are linked by bands to the heads and sills. Massive ashlar chimney to full gable of C18 addition, with plain drip band. Single-storey projection from gable face, of one bay, behind a tall parapet wall, at end of range. North sidewall range, returns to garden elevation, with lower 2-storey part with 2-light flush-mullioned windows with advanced heads, to west bay, doorway with shallow flat-roofed open-fronted porch, and C18 2-panelled door. Taller atticed range has massive projecting stack, shouldered on both sides at ground floor, to provide massive hearth recess to gabled range to front elevation. INTERIOR not inspected, but said to contain 3 oak-panelled rooms, decorative plasterwork of early C17 date, and an attic gallery or chapel with a flueless fireplace.
Listing NGR: SK3447573048