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Old Hall and Attached Garden Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8985 / 52°53'54"N

Longitude: -2.9728 / 2°58'22"W

OS Eastings: 334655

OS Northings: 333893

OS Grid: SJ346338

Mapcode National: GBR 76.PJC8

Mapcode Global: WH89R.9DMS

Plus Code: 9C4VV2XG+9V

Entry Name: Old Hall and Attached Garden Wall

Listing Date: 27 May 1953

Last Amended: 25 April 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307787

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260837

Location: Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ellesmere Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Welsh Frankton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Old Hall and attached garden wall

(Formerly listed as The Old Hall)




Farmhouse. Mid-to late C16 with later additions and alterations.
Timber-framed with painted brick and rendered infill, rendered to rear;
sandstone plinth and graded slate roof. Present house a T-plan with
hall range of three framed bays and 2-bay cross-wing projecting to right but
formerly with another gabled cross-wing to left forming an E-plan
arrangement to front after addition of roughly central 2-storey porch in early
C17. Two storeys and attics. Framing: close-set vertical posts with
middle rails. Continuous moulded bressumer to first-floor jetty of hall
and porch. Front gable of cross-wing also jettied to first floor and
hewn jetty to attic, both with moulded bressumers; V-struts from collar
and carved corner brackets to porch and first floor of cross-wing. Late
C18 or early C19 leaded casements throughout, two to left of porch on first
floor and panelled shutters to windows below with H- and L-hinges, one on
each floor to right of porch and to cross-wing with position of infilled
window to either side of that on first floor. Porch has bobbin balusters
to formerly open sides with herringbone infill below. Right side of
cross-wing has massive extruded stepped external stack (top rebuilt in
C20 brick) with position of infilled windows visible to either side
on ground floor and to left on first floor. Rear. Open lean-to to left
partly timber-framed but full-length lean-to to right is mainly C20.
Prominent extruded external lateral stack to right has toothed band to base
and paired and rebated shafts with projecting strips and moulded capping.
Small timber framed lean-to attached to right of C20 lean-to. Garden
wall: attached to right corner of cross-wing and to rear left corner of
hall range, encloses rectangular area of approximately 40 x 20m. Mid-to
late C18 with later repairs. Red brick with moulded stone coping.

INTERIOR. Chamfered ceiling beams and flat heavy joists to both ground-
and first-floor rooms and timber frame exposed throughout. Oak winder
staircase in hall range. Brick inglenook fireplace in left ground-floor
room has stone jambs and massive chamfered wooden lintel; stone and brick
corner fireplace in room above. Front room of cross-wing has panelled
window shutters, infilled inglenook fireplace and C17 wainscot panelling;
infilled inglenook fireplace to same stack in back kitchen. Jacobean
panelling incorporated to several doors and inset panelled wall cupboards
to both floors. Staggered single-purlin roof with queen-strut trusses in
three bays to hall range and in 2 bays to cross-wing. B.O.E. p. 221.

Listing NGR: SJ3465533893

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