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Bewsey Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burtonwood and Westbrook, Warrington

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Latitude: 53.4014 / 53°24'4"N

Longitude: -2.617 / 2°37'1"W

OS Eastings: 359074

OS Northings: 389571

OS Grid: SJ590895

Mapcode National: GBR BY53.7F

Mapcode Global: WH98J.SR0T

Plus Code: 9C5VC92M+G6

Entry Name: Bewsey Old Hall

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405590

ID on this website: 101230619

Location: Bewsey, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5

County: Warrington

Civil Parish: Burtonwood and Westbrook

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Westbrook St Philip

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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3/2 Bewsey Old Hall



Hall, late C16, C17, C19 and early C20, restored (with some
rebuilding) late C20. The present building is a fragment of the
former Hall, of which archaeological and documentary evidence extends
to C13. Stone-dressed small brown brick in irregular English garden
wall bond; grey slate roofs. L-shaped with projecting south
cross-wing. Edwardian facsimile 2-storey Tudor porch in north end.
Fenestration of lower 2 storeys of east front is Edwardian replacement
in late C16 manner of previously inserted Georgian fenestration: 2
full-height openings to each wing of lower storey; two 6-pane
facsimile casements to each wing of 2nd storey. The 3rd storey has
restored windows of early C17 type with recessed mullions and
transomes, of 8 lights to front of cross-wing returning (as a half bay
window) with 3 lights to north side of cross-wing; 4-light mullioned
and transomed window to north wing. Stepped flush-mullioned window to
former attic in cross-wing has 1 upper and 3 lower lights.
In south side of cross-wing is a 3-light recessed mullioned and
transomed window to lower storey with 4-light mullioned window to left.
Stone quoins suggest that 3-light window replaces one similar to that
at right. Brick label to 4-light window and fragment of left end of
label above blocked quoins. Two 4-light recessed mullioned windows to
2nd storey; 2 4-light recessed mullioned and transomed windows to 3rd
storey. The front 2 metres of the cross-wing are a little later than
the rest. Moulded stone strings at 1st and 2nd floors to front and
older part of side of cross-wing. Part of stone plinth. The
cross-wing had a south-east corner stair turret, demolished. A
blocked window-opening in the 2nd storey and a blocked doorway in 3rd
storey between wing and former turret. Cyma stone coping and ball
finial to gable. Chimney of brick on ridge of north wing opposite
north wall of cross-wing has 5 separated diagonal flues.

North end-gable has a blocked skew-back arched sash-window opening to
each of 2 lower storeys and a 5-light recessed mullioned and transomed
window with lattice leads to 3rd storey. Coped gable with ball

The Edwardian Tudor porch has replaced prison-nailed double doors with
4-light recessed mullioned window above containing leaded glazing of
polygonal and square panes.

Kitchen wing of 1 storey south of main building (linked by passage) is
C19, in keeping, with late C20 restoration and embellishment.

Interior. Victorian stair of 1 flight with winders at foot in north
wing; broad blocked C18 basket-arched opening at rear of cross-wing
(now against east wall of Bewsey Old Hall Farmhouse, q.v.) The room
in 2nd storey of north wing has 2 Tudor-arched openings to cross-wing;
the embrasures and chamfers suggest that the cross-wing was the
earlier or "interior" chamber. The wall between the wings is 1 metre
thick. Oak stud wattle-and-daub partition between front and rear
parts of cross-wing; one ovolo beam above each room; C16/C17 painting
"On plaster reveals. 3rd storey has altered oak roof structure.
Fragments of painting in rear room and in fireplace reveals. Much
internal reconstruction in modern brick.

Listing NGR: SJ5907489571

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