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Burton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1696 / 53°10'10"N

Longitude: -2.7361 / 2°44'9"W

OS Eastings: 350890

OS Northings: 363864

OS Grid: SJ508638

Mapcode National: GBR 7J.47X4

Mapcode Global: WH88H.YL8G

Entry Name: Burton Hall

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55712

Location: Duddon and Burton, Cheshire West and Chester, CW6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Duddon and Burton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Tarvin St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

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5/9 Burton Hall



Hall: early C17 for John Worden, some small C19 additions. English
bond orange brick with buff sandstone dressings, Welsh slate roof and
4 gable stone capped brick chimneys. Square in plan. 3-storey over
basement, symmetrical 3-bay front. Chamfered stone plinth, flush
stone quoins, continuous label mould at 2nd floor. The front is under
a stone-coped and finialled triangular gable. Ground storey has a
chamfered 4-centred arched doorcase, approached by 10 stone steps, with
a flat hood mould containing a C19 oak panelled door. To either side
are 3-light rebated and chamfered mullioned and transomed windows with
label moulds, similar but unrebated windows in 1st floor and blocked
4-light window in the gable with single lights to either side and
above. Both sides have similar gables with similar windows including
mullioned windows in the plinth.
Interior: entry into small hall which contains late C17 dogleg oak
staircase with twisted balusters, square newels and heavy handrail. 4
rooms on each main storey, with room to left of entrance wainscotted
with cornice and wooden surround to a corner fireplace. Heavy, deeply
chamfered ceiling beams carried on moulded wooden post and corbel at
1st floor. 8-panelled doors with reeded rails at 1st floor.
Described by Webb in 1623 as "the fair and fine conceitedly built
house of brick". D King, The Vale Royall of England, London 1656.
The hall gives the impression of a tower house and belongs to the same
tradition as the Little Castle at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, but of a
smaller scale.

Listing NGR: SJ5089063864

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