Description: Old Well Hall
Date Listed: 27 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183341
OS Grid Reference: SD7857444159
OS Grid Coordinates: 378574, 444159
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8932, -2.3275
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SD 78 44 DOWNHAM DOWNHAM VILLAGE
13/22 Nos, 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Old Well Hall)
(Formerly listed as Old Well Hall)
Row of 3 houses, formerly one, C17th. Rubble with sandstone dressings
and stone slate roof. 2 storeys with attic. Windows double-chamfered
with mullions and hoods. No,15 (at the left) has a 5-light window on
each floor. At the right on the 1st floor is a chamfered window surround
of C19th type. Below is a door with chamfered surround of C19th type with
Tudor-arched head. The central house (nos. 16 & 17) had a gabled porch
with the upper storeys oversailing on a cyma-moulded string. To the
left are windows of 3 lights and 2 lights, the latter modern but in keeping.
On the 1st floor is one of 3 lights. To the right of the porch is a
5-light ground-floor window and one of 4 lights on the 1st floor. At the
far right on both floors is a chamfered fire window with segmental head,
the 1st floor one being blocked. The porch has a 2-light 1st floor window.
Above it is a blocked oculus with cyma-moulded surround. Below it is a
blank rectangular plaque with cyma-moulded surround. Both return walls
of the porch have blocked one-light chamfered windows with segmental
heads. The outer porch door has a cyma-moulded surround with segmental
head and moulded imposts. Set within it is a chamfered stone surround of
C19th type. The inner porch door is cyma-moulded with segmental head.
No,18, to the right, has a 5-light window on the ground floor and one of
4 lights on the 1st floor. The door, to the left, has a chamfered stone
surround of C19th type with Tudor-arched head. The right-hand gable wall
has later additions on the ground floor. On the 1st floor is a blocked
2-light mullioned window. Above are 2 blocked attic lights. Interior.
The middle house has a massive chamfered axial beam to its right-hand
room, with exposed chamfered and stopped common joists. The outline of
a wide chamfered stone fireplace can be seen through wallpaper. Above
the fireplace is a stone shield carved with a star. The interiors of
Nos. 15 and 18 were not accessible at the time of survey.
Listing NGR: SD7857444159
Source: English Heritage
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