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Gayton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heswall, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3157 / 53°18'56"N

Longitude: -3.0922 / 3°5'32"W

OS Eastings: 327331

OS Northings: 380414

OS Grid: SJ273804

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZV3.B4

Mapcode Global: WH76F.GXQJ

Plus Code: 9C5R8W85+74

Entry Name: Gayton Hall

Listing Date: 15 November 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215417

Location: Heswall, Wirral, CH60

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Heswall

Built-Up Area: Heswall

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Heswall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1075366, in the parish of Heswall. this entry was removed from the list on 6th May 2015.

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Gayton Hall

G.V. II*

House. Late C17, recased c.1750. Brick with stone dressings,
slate roof. 3 storeys, 9 bays, the central 3 bays break
forward. Moulded stone base, 2 bands between floors and top
cornice and parapet. Windows have gauged-brick flat arches
with keystones, and are sashed with glazing bars, most of 12
panes, those to 2nd floor of 16 panes. 1st bay of 2nd floor
has no window, 1st 3 bays show signs of repair after fire
damage. Central entrance, now window,has architrave and Ionic
doorcase with broken segmental pediment. Later entrance to
7th bay has brick porch; inner entrance has bolection moulded
architrave. 3 brick stacks. Left return of 4 bays is
similar, right return has 2 coped gables, ground floor
casement windows. Rear has central 2 bays recessed with
gables and C20 leaded casements, 3 bays to each side have
sashed windows, those to left with kitchen wing and 1st floor
terrace with balustrade. Central gabled porch. Interior:
ground floor rooms with C19 panelling, doors, window shutters
etc.; one room has fireplace with large oak beam and panelling
part possibly re-used chest. C17 stair has moulded close
string, turned balusters and square newels, probably altered,
some balusters used in low screen with gate on landing.
Central room of 1st floor has bolection-moulded raised
panelling, a C20 copy of original work, fireplace has
decorated stone lintel; another room has raised panelling,
probably early C18. 2nd floor has collar and tie beam
trusses, some carpenters' marks and re-used timber; rear
gabled bays have sawn-through tie beams at junction with main
roof; one wide-boarded door. William of Orange stayed here as
guest of Gleggs, 2 evergreen oaks in garden, planted to
commemorate the visit, are named William and Mary.

Listing NGR: SJ2732680420

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