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Clayton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4837 / 53°29'1"N

Longitude: -2.1802 / 2°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 388141

OS Northings: 398568

OS Grid: SJ881985

Mapcode National: GBR DZG.K5

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.HP1P

Entry Name: Clayton Hall

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387908

Location: Manchester, M11

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Clayton St Cross with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


SJ89NE ASHTON NEW ROAD, Beswick And Clayton
698-1/5/526 (North side)
25/02/52 Clayton Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
Ashton Hall)


Remains of manor house, now two dwellings. Probably C15,
altered in C16 and C17, partly rebuilt or enlarged in C18 and
restored c.1900 and in C20. Red brick, some timber framing,
stone slate roofs. Linear plan in 2 parts on north-south axis,
the C15 or C16 southern half of 2 bays and single-depth plus a
front corridor, and the later portion to the left double-depth
and double-fronted. Two storeys, 3+3 windows. The earlier
portion is of square-panelled timber-framing at 1st floor,
probably formerly jettied but the ground floor rebuilt or
enclosed in brick, and has a short gabled stair-turret offset
right of centre with a bellcote on the ridge; the ground floor
has a simple doorway to the left of the wing and a 2-light
casement left of this; the upper floor has 3 wooden mullioned
windows with diamond-pattern leaded glazing, 5 lights in the
gable of the wing, 4 lights to the left, and 3 lights to the
right, and a jettied gable with kingpost and raked struts. The
right-hand gable wall has a very large external chimney stack
of squared sandstone blocks, finished or rebuilt in brick at
the top. The later portion to the left, of hand-made brick in
English garden wall bond with stone quoins, has a
segmental-headed doorway offset slightly left of centre with
quoined stone surround, C19 diamond-paned casement windows of
3 and 3 lights to the left, 4 and 4 lights to the right, and
4, 2 and 5 lights at 1st floor, all with raised sills and
rectangular stone lintels except that in the centre at 1st
floor which has a brick label; rainwater heads dated 1900; and
2 ridge chimneys. Rear: southern portion has small-panelled
timber-framing through both floors, and almost continuous
wooden mullioned windows on both floors (probably insertions
and recently restored). Interior: southern portion has
small-framed partition walls of unusually high quality, with
timbers of large scantling: an unusual longitudinal partition
making a front corridor, and the lateral partition, with
doorways which have nicked Tudor-arched lintels (including 2
blocked doorways at 1st floor of the partition); massive
wallplates, that in the rear wall with motices of former
wallposts and studs over the present windows; massive
arch-braces to the tie-beams; rectangular stone fireplace in
south gable wall with chamfered lintel (now blocked). Forms
group with bridge over moat to south.

Listing NGR: SJ8814198568

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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