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Boundary Wall to Parish Church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.5352 / 54°32'6"N

Longitude: -1.0505 / 1°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 461537

OS Northings: 515962

OS Grid: NZ615159

Mapcode National: GBR PJ30.C1

Mapcode Global: WHF8D.T8YL

Entry Name: Boundary Wall to Parish Church Hall

Listing Date: 25 April 1984

Last Amended: 13 December 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59902

Location: Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland, TS14

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Guisborough

Built-Up Area: Guisborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Guisborough St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: York

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Boundary wall to former Gisborough Old Hall and Gisborough Priory Gardens. Late-C17/early-C18 with C19 alterations.


MATERIALS: dressed sandstone with flat coping stones.

PLAN: aligned north-north-west to south-south-east, fronting onto Bow Street.

DESCRIPTION: the wall has curved reveals to the centre, accessing the Church Hall. There is a plinth to the north part. The southern section merges with the wall of Priory Garden Cottage, designated separately (Grade II, list entry 1311072).


The lands belonging to the former Priory were first leased by Thomas Chaloner in 1547, who subsequently purchased them in 1550 for £998. It was not until the death of Edward Chaloner in 1680 that the family moved to the site. Edward’s son William constructed a mansion on Bow Street, known as Old Hall, and it was at this point that the gardens were developed.

These walls form the western boundary of the Old Hall’s plot. The entrance to the hall itself was situated in a section of wall further south, now demolished, the rectangular footprint of which projected over Bow Street. The current entrance appears to have been inserted some time after 1854. The wall once surrounded the area on which the Church Hall now sits to the north, east and south; this was an area of parterres to the north of the Old Hall. The section of wall which extended east-north-east from immediately north of the current entrance once joined up to the Terrace retaining wall (list entry 1139801, Grade II).

Reasons for Listing

The late-C17/early-C18 boundary wall to the Parish Church Hall is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic: as a built element of the designed landscape at Gisborough Priory Gardens
* Group value: for its association with numerous other listed structures and the scheduled Gisborough Priory ruins, which together provide physical evidence as to the story of an historically significant site with a great time depth
* Date: for its retention of pre-1840, most probably pre-1700, fabric

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