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Description: Mitton Hall
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 183409
OS Grid Reference: SD7168638516
OS Grid Coordinates: 371686, 438516
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8421, -2.4318
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SD 73 NW LITTLE MITTON
SD 716 385
10/90 Mitton Hall (formerly listed as Little
29-12-1952 Mitton Hall)
House, now used as restaurant, c.1844 (VCH), with timber-framed hall of c.1500.
Sandstone rubble, partly pebbledashed, with slate roof. 2 storeys with attic.
Comprises a central hall, now with external walls of stone, and 2 cross-wings.
The left-hand (south) cross-wing has a 10-light mullioned and transomed window
on each floor, and a 3-light mullioned attic window. The right-hand cross-wing
has a 2-storey mullioned and transomed bay window added in 1874 (VCH). The
hall has 2 2-storey gabled projections. The left-hand one has a window on
each floor lighting the hall. The right-hand one is a porch which has a doorway
of C17th type, with cyma-moulded semicircular arch and moulded imposts. On the
lst floor of the hall are 3 mullioned windows of C17th type. Chimneys on outer
walls of cross-wings and at rear of hall.
Interior. The hall was restored in 1874. The spere truss has large moulded
timber posts with carved braces to a cambered tie. Between tie and principals
are thin straight intersecting braces. The central truss has a moulded
cambered tie beam with carved braces and moulded principal posts, the rear one
terminating over a lateral fireplace. At the high end is an aisled truss with
moulded half columns. The 2 intermediate trusses have arch braces. At the
low end are 4 moulded timber doorways with Tudor-arched heads, the 2 left-hand
ones now blocked by a stair to the later gallery. At gallery level the low
end wall has square panels with moulded studs and rails and decorative corner
braces. The gallery runs around 3 sides of the hall and has a timber balustrade,
partly C17th. The hall fireplace has a Tudor-arched head, and casement moulding.
Listing NGR: SD7168638516
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Source: English Heritage
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