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Baguley Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Baguley, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.3951 / 53°23'42"N

Longitude: -2.2778 / 2°16'40"W

OS Eastings: 381620

OS Northings: 388736

OS Grid: SJ816887

Mapcode National: GBR DYJ5.NN

Mapcode Global: WH98P.ZXGL

Entry Name: Baguley Hall

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388166

Location: Manchester, M23

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Baguley

Built-Up Area: Sale

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wythenshawe St Martin and St Francis

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/11/489 (East side)
25/02/52 Baguley Hall


Manor house, subsequently farmhouse. Probably mid C14, with
late medieval north wing (remodelled in C17), C16 porch, late
C17 or early C18 south wing; altered. Timber-framed hall,
timber-framed north wing subsequently cased in brick, brick
south wing, stone slate roofs (renewed). H-plan:
two-and-a-half bay open hall on north-south axis, with
slightly bowed sides, wings of approx. 3 bays each, and porch
in north-west angle. Tall single-storey hall with 2-storey
porch, two-and-a-half storey wings. The hall has a chamfered
sandstone plinth, and an extremely unusual timber frame
composed of massive planks, the verticals serving dual
function as posts and studs, and the north-west corner formed
by a huge L-shaped post approx. 1 metre square on the outer
faces; massive sills and wall-plates; cusped cross-bracing in
the vertical panels; a 2-centred arched doorway at the north
end with wooden hoodmould and stump of former finial; a small
ogee-headed window to the right of the doorway, and tall
wooden-mullioned windows of 3 and 4 lights in the 1st and 2nd
main bays respectively (and the rear wall corresponds). The
porch protecting the doorway, of post-and-rail construction
with jettied upper floor, has diagonal bracing to a
square-headed outer doorway, close-studding in the side wall,
square panelling and a 3-light mullioned window at 1st floor,
and gable with herringbone-braced kingpost truss and
oversailing verges. Each wing has a 3-course band and
segmental-headed windows. The north wing has a tripartite
window at ground floor, 2 transomed 6-light casements at 1st
floor and a similar but smaller window to the attic, and a
lean-to addition to its return side. The south wing has
stone-mullioned 2-light cellar windows, one 6-light window on
each floor and remains of former tall flat-arched windows (one
at ground floor and 2 at 1st floor), and a blocked or blind
oculus in the gable; its south return side has a large
stair-window offset left, 2 windows to the left and 3 to the
right on each floor, mostly restored sashes with exposed
boxes, plus a small doorway below the stair-window; and its
east gable has an extruded chimney stack finished as 2 flues
with tumbled brick between. Interior: spere truss at north
end; arch-braced open truss between bays (rising from "posts"
which are really mouldings on the inner faces of the central
plank-posts); very fine common-rafter roof with curved
scissor-braces longitudinally linked by a central purlin;
north cross wall with three 2-centred-arched service doorways,
cusped panels above these, roof truss with massive
splay-footed crown-post "plank", cross-bracing and cusped and
quatrefoil panels; moulded decoration to posts, wall-plates
and window mullions and sills. In north wing: double-chamfered
beams carrying unusual joist-planks; large inglenook fireplace
with timber bressummer; at 1st floor, remains of C17 turned
baluster staircase including unusual balustraded screen
(presumably borrowed light to former upper flight). In south
wing, staircase with turned balusters unusually widely spaced.
Building mostly stripped out at time of survey. Scheduled
Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SJ8162088736

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

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