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The Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Madeley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9985 / 52°59'54"N

Longitude: -2.339 / 2°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 377344

OS Northings: 344628

OS Grid: SJ773446

Mapcode National: GBR 02Z.3GB

Mapcode Global: WH9BM.1WGN

Entry Name: The Old Hall

Listing Date: 2 December 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362671

Location: Madeley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, CW3

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Civil Parish: Madeley

Built-Up Area: Madeley

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: MadeleyAll Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


5/60 The Old Hall



House. Probably late C16 with considerable later additions and
alterations, mostly of late C19 and C20. Timber framed on dressed
sandstone plinth, plastered and brick infill; clay tile roofs with
central clustered and rebated stack, re-built in engineering brick.
Originally cruciform in shape with projecting gabled wings, each of
2 framed bays. 2 storeys and attic; jetties to gables on both upper
floors supported on bulbous corbel brackets (those to front on second
floor with painted carved decoration); inscribed bressumer (see below)
also on front to first floor; close-studding on ground and first floors
with single cross-rails; 3- and 4-light leaded casements (the earliest
probably being early C19, and the remainder in imitation) to each floor
in gables; ledged and nail-studded door (probably C17) in left-hand
side of front wing with early C20 lean-to porch (also timber framed)
in angle between front and right-hand wings. To the rear of the right-
hand wing is a late C19 plum brick range with reconstructed conserv-
atory with slender cast-iron columns behind; also behind the rear gable
is a 2-storeyed late C20 brick addition and in angle between rear and
left-hand wing a reconstructed lean-to extension. Interior: timber
frame partly exposed; moulded and bevelled beams throughout with ox-
tongue, straight cut and run-out chamfer stops; stone fireplaces on
ground floor, C19 panelling with quatrefoils in the front room; several
C17 doors and on the first floor a reputed priest's hole; sandstone-
walled cellar beneath right-hand wing. Massive double-purlin roof with
collar beams and S windbraces. The inscription " 16 WALLK K NAVE . WHAT
LOOK EST AT 47 I B" on first floor bressumer of front gable probably
does not refer to the building of the house, but may be some kind of
warning. The house is said to have had recusant connections in the
late C16/C17, which suggest that its original cruciform plan may perhaps have had some allegorical significance (cf, for example,
SirWilliam Tresham's Lyveden New Build and Rushton Triangular Lodge

Listing NGR: SJ7734444628

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

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