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Listed Building: THE HALL (1274325)

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Grade I
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 543, 1, 29
Date assigned Friday, February 5, 1982
Date last amended


Small country house. Early C16, 1564, partly encased in brick in 1712, restored 1899. Timber framing with lath and plaster infil, red brick, plain tile roof with brick ridge and gable stacks. Two storeys with attics. Irregular plan. Irregular north elevation. Right hand part early C16, close studded timber framing with a middle rail to each floor. Ground floor has three 2-light and a 3-light ovolo mullioned windows either side of a timber framed porch of 1899 with openings on each side with turned balusters. First-floor has three wooden cross windows either side of a 3-light window. Coved eaves with broad gable to right with decorative double curved braces and a 2-light window. Large twin gabled dormer to right with a 2-light window and box framing with decorative quatrefoil motifs Left hand part has a broad gabled bay with box framing with diagonal bracing and quatrefoil motifs in the gable. Two 3-light windows to ground floor and two 2-light windows above either side of a smaller 5-Light window. 2-light window in the gable. Most of the windows are of 1899 in C17 and C18 style with square or diamond leaded lights. Exposed framing continues to one bay of west elevation. Early C18 brick casing to right hand bay of west elevation and whole of south elevation. South elevation has four gabled bays. First and second floor bands to left part. Left hand bay has two wooden cross windows to each floor under gauged brick arches. 2-light windows in the gable. Second bay has to ground floor a similar blocked window and a C19 doorway with round arch. First floor has a similar blocked window and a cross window. 2-light window in the gable. Third recessed bay with double doors and a 3-light mullioned and transomed window both under wooden lintels, to ground floor. Two 2-light windows above. Right hand bay has three wooden cross windows to ground floor, one similar window above and a 3-light window in the gable. Additional bay to right with a 3-light stone mullioned window to ground floor and a glazing bar sash above. Gabled bay with exposed timber framing to east and a blocked 3-light C17 window. Late C19 wing to north east not of listable quality. Interior has exposed timber framing, stud partitions and beams. The beams are mostly unmoulded except for one finely moulded beam in the kitchen. Entrance hall with re-used Jacobean panelling partly C19. Chamfered beams. Drawing room has a late C16 style stone chimney piece. Wooden plaque said to have come from over the front door, inscribed ANNO DN1/1564 IHON/FYTS HER/BERT HYS/WYFE IHS. Main staircase around a square well, with closed string and turned balusters, possibly c1660 but in its present form mostly C19. Back staircase of c1660 with robust splat balusters to the first floor landing. Bedroom over the hall with early C18 raised and fielded panelling and double cornice. Bedroom at north west corner has a small amount of late C17 panelling, re-set and restored. Bedroom at south west corner has early C17 staggered panelling and curved freize. To the east the junction of two buildings is clearly visible internally by the placing of two walls side by side with a gap of about two feet between. Bedroom to south east has an early C18 bolection moulded wooden chimneypiece with overmantel and cornice. A further bedroom has a built-in cupboard made up from curved late C16 fragments. In the roof a gable, formerly external, has a 3-light mullioned window.

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Grid reference SK 13675 35133 (point)
Map sheet SK13NW

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Aug 7 2008 9:14AM

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