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The Old Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Denaby, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.4861 / 53°29'10"N

Longitude: -1.2735 / 1°16'24"W

OS Eastings: 448305

OS Northings: 399070

OS Grid: SK483990

Mapcode National: GBR MXK4.21

Mapcode Global: WHDD6.DMTT

Plus Code: 9C5WFPPG+FJ

Entry Name: The Old Hall

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334812

Location: Denaby, Doncaster, DN12

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Denaby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Mexborough St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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DENABY, Old Denaby,
THE GREEN (north side),
Nos 1 and 2, The Old Hall


Remains of medieval house now 2 dwellings. C15, probably altered C17; extensive C20 alterations. C15 work is deeply-coursed sandstone, otherwise rubble sandstone, red brick and cement render; C20 tile roofs. 2 storeys with partial cellar; 1:2 windows to 1st floor on least-altered north side. North side: No 1, to left: large quoins to a projecting rectangular garderobe turret on left; on right a C20 casement in chamfered, quoined surround below a C20 casement in C15 2-light opening now without mullion but with cusping and square head. Garderobe under continuation of main roof; brick end stack on right. No 2, set forward on right and lower: much rebuilt with remains of raking buttress on left of cellar doorway; lean-to against right return; total of four C20 casements to ground floor; dormers of 2 and 1 lights above; C20 end stack on right. Rear (C20 entrance fronts, facing road): no external features of interest except for garderobe set back on right having chamfered. quoined surrounds to triangular-headed doorways on each floor and slit windows in each side. No 2 has section of chamfered plinth on end wall. There is also a rubble-stone well of unknown date within the grounds of the hall situated to the west of No 2. The Old Hall. Interior: No 1: triangular-headed doorways to each floor of garderobe. 3 wall pcsts visible in 1st-floor south wall; 2 quadrant braces and heavy-scantling studs on east wall. No 2: in present kitchen, a chamfered, square-headed ashlar fireplace in C15 wall which has chamfered plinth on opposite side (to north); also in kitchen blocked wooden-framed doorway. Largely intact until after 1831 when described as "... one of the very few remaining specimens of the houses of the gentry of the superior class in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries" (Hunter, pp 395-6). Reduced to present size before 1854 Ordnance Survey. Seat of the Vavasors, passed to the Reresbys of Thrybergh in the C16.
J. Hunter, South Yorkshire, The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, 1831.
Survey notes in South Yorkshire County Ancient Monuments and Sites Record, Sheffield, primary index no 458.

Listing NGR: SK4830599070

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