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Austerson Old Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Alvanley, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2558 / 53°15'20"N

Longitude: -2.736 / 2°44'9"W

OS Eastings: 350992

OS Northings: 373449

OS Grid: SJ509734

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZBS.GL

Mapcode Global: WH883.YF9D

Plus Code: 9C5V7747+8H

Entry Name: Austerson Old Hall

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312735

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57170

ID on this website: 101312735

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, WA6

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Alvanley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alvanley

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: English country house

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SJ 57 SW
5/24 Austerson Old Hall.
Hall (dismantled and removed from Austerson, Crewe and Nantwich
Borough, and re-erected at Alvanley 1980 s) probably mid C16. Oak
small framing with rendered panels; brown brick; clay tile roof not
completed at time of inspection (1984). 3-storey 1-room cross-wing;
long wing of 2 storeys plus attic with 2 rooms to lower storey. The
cross-wing is of oak small-framing with closely spaced studs and 1
rail to each storey, on flush plinth partly of old brick, partly
tooled sandstone. Jetties at 1st and 2nd floors with replaced ovolo
bressumers; 4 old carved bressumer brackets. Long wing has brick
cavity walls to lower storey with narrow-panel small framing above.
Ridge chimney at junction of wings; lateral chimney on long wing, both
of brick. South east doorway in middle of long wing; north west
doorway by junction with cross wing. 2 oak-mullioned leaded casements
to each main storey in long face of cross-wing and 1 replaced window
to each storey in each gable end; 2 windows to each main storey and
gabled dormer to attic in north west side of long wing; to each main
storey and 1 to attic in end gable; 1 to lower storey and 3 to upper
storey in south east side.
Interior: Cross-wing has 2 ogee-stopped ovolo beams to each storey
and queenpost central truss carrying purlins with scarf joints locked
over principal rafters; brought-in sandstone fireplaces. The long
wing, the lower storey of brick, was of almost wholly reused oak
timbers in upper storey, attic and roof. The oak joists dovetailed
into the assorted ovolo and slightly hollow-chamfered beams. An
inglenook in the,lower storey with altered ovolo-fronted tapered
The internal structure indicate the cross-wing as Elizabethan and the
long wing a C17 addition using reused timbers. The original entrance
to Elizabethan portion is from present lobby.
The reconstruction has been carefully executed using original timbers,
old brick and tile wherever possible.

Listing NGR: SJ5099273449

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