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Grade I
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 478, 1, 74
Date assigned Tuesday, February 5, 1952
Date last amended


Medieval hall house with later small country house attached. Early C14 with Cl5, C16 and C17 additions and alterations and late C17 with C19 addition,restored 1964-9. Medieval hall house was built by the Fitzherbert family who lived there until the Elizabethan period-when persecution for their Catholic faith almost ruined them. The building of the late C17 house is attributed to the Maskerys, their tenants. The building had been used as a farmhouse for many years before its restoration. sandstone ashlar and red brick with Brick and stone dressings. Plain tile roofs, that to late C17 house hipped and with brick ridge stacks, whilst the medieval hall has moulded stone coped gables and a large stepped, external stone side wall stack to east wall. L-plan with eight bay late C17 house to south and two bay hall house, linked by C17 bay, attached at right angles to east. Both two storey, late C17 house with attics and hall house with cellar. Medieval hall house constructed principally of ashlar has main facade to west with moulded first floor stringcourse. Ground floor had central, early C14 moulded four-centred arched doorcase with carved spandrels, flat returned hoodmould and small plaque above to centre in moulded surround. To either side C15 ashlar buttresses and beyond to north a semi-circular headed doorcase with lozenge designs on the raised imposts and keystone. Plain hood over and above raised stone blocks with date '158?' inscribed on it. Beyond the other buttress to south,is a 4-light recessed timber mullion window, all mullions C20, and below are two small square stone windows to the cellar. Beyond again to south another Cl5 buttress. Above two early C14 2-light pointed windows with trefoil headed lights, pierced spandrels and hoodmoulds over with carved head labels. Attached to south C17 brick bay with first floor band and segment headed single light windows either side of segment headed door below,with 4-light timber mullion window above. Attached to north of hall running west is a medieval stone rubble wall with C20 dovecote to west end and medieval door to centre. Late C17 house to south is constructed of red brick with stone plinth, plain first floor band, quoins and moulded eaves cornices. The south facade has a flush stone doorcase with moulded fillet to edge and C20 panelled doors. To west four tall timber cross windows under segment heads Three similar windows to east of doorcase. Above eight similar windows. All fenestration C20 leaded lights but incorporating C15 stained glass roundels and coats of arms to upper lights. Above in roof three hipped gabled dormers with casements. Interior of the hall house has re-used Cl5 beams in roof, a flush chamfered fireplace to upper hall and a close studded timber partition to lower room, which also has a C13 segment headed door to south side. Listing NGR: SK1252542357

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Grid reference SK 12525 42357 (point)
Map sheet SK14SW

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Jun 20 2014 11:16AM

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