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Morley's Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Astley Mosley Common, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.4891 / 53°29'20"N

Longitude: -2.4693 / 2°28'9"W

OS Eastings: 368958

OS Northings: 399261

OS Grid: SJ689992

Mapcode National: GBR CX62.6Y

Mapcode Global: WH987.1KFH

Plus Code: 9C5VFGQJ+M7

Entry Name: Morley's Hall

Listing Date: 18 July 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213522

Location: Astley Mosley Common, Wigan, M29

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Astley Mosley Common

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Astley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ 69 NE
(south side)
6/53 Morley's Hall
2 houses. Largely C19 but incorporating some C16 and C17
timber-framing. Brick with slate and graduated stone slate
roof. U-shaped range of various builds and dates. The front
is of 4 bays with wings projecting to either side. Generally
the left hand house is later; it uses Flemish bond brick and
includes a symmetrically-fronted house with central door
with fanlight and impost capitals, two 3-light transomed
casement windows with flat brick arches and stone sills on
each floor, and gable chimney stacks. The bay to its left
includes an unusually wide cambered brick arch over a
window. The right-hand house includes the earlier work.
Generally it has a lower and steeper roof and is in English
garden wall bond brick. Earlier stone walling at rear and in
gable of wing. A door at the angle is flanked to left by a
3-light window (as above) with a cambered brick arch on each
floor. Similar door and windows to wing. The rear, part of
which is pebble-dashed, has various casement windows. Ridge
chimney stacks. Interior: much of the timber- framing and
floor beams with double-stepped stops remain. Posts in bay 4
rise to carry 2 heavily moulded-cambered tie-beam roof
trusses one of which has a carved rosette on the underside.
Both formerly had arch braces and formed a feature of a
former open hall. The braces were removed when a floor was
inserted. Moated site, formerly the home of the Tyldesleys,
later a meeting place for recusants and in 1641 the home of
Ambrose Barlow. Victoria County History of Lancashire, 1907.
N.G. Philip, Views of Old Halls in Lancashire and Cheshire,

Listing NGR: SJ6895899261

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