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Description: Mawdesley Hall
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184416
OS Grid Reference: SD4976715109
OS Grid Coordinates: 349767, 415109
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6301, -2.7611
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MAWDESLEY NEW STREET
SD 41 NE
8/162 Mawdesley Hall
Lesser gentry "hall" house, subsequently farmhouse, now house. Probably
early C17, dated 1625 and 1655 internally, altered, with wings of C18 and
C19; recently renovated. Hallrange timber framed on stone plinth, left
wing of sandstone with quoins, right wing of brick with stone quoins, roof
of stone-coloured tiles hipped over front of wings. H-plan: 2-bay
hallrange with 2-bay crosswings. Two storeys; hallrange of irregular 4-bay
post and truss construction, with coved jetty to 1st floor, coved eaves,
straight arch-bracing to the wallplate, ornamental herringbone bracing in
the lower panels of the upper floor and one panel of the ground floor,
carved scrolled consoles to the wallposts at ground floor; entrance at
right hand end by altered arched doorway with arch-glazed side lights, over
this a row of small panels with convex corner bracing continued to the left
over a chevron-patterned panel in the 3rd bay; 2 windows in left half,
raised on short studs, each of 10 lights with wooden mullions and transom,
filling the bays; 1st floor has intermediate posts and 3 inserted 2-light
casements. Rear of this range of simpler post and rail construction with
some straight bracing to the wallplate, has in 2nd bay a large external
stone chimney stack offset at eaves level and terminating in 2 rebuilt
chimneys. Left crosswing has a 1st floor band and raised quoins, a window
on each floor, both vertical rectangular with moulded architraves and
keystones, glazed as crosswindows with casement openings and glazing bars;
roof swept over eaves: left return wall has one similar window on each
floor, the lower altered as French windows. Right wing has C19 windows
altered as top-hung casements. Each wing has a chimney in the centre of
the ridge. Interior: diminutive storeyed hall, with entrance lobby and
staircase in 4th bay, timber framed partition to the hall itself, which has
2 lateral beams with rounded chamfer, supported by brackets from the
wallposts, walls on 3 sides wainscotted to 3/4 height in 3 stages of muntin
and rail panelling with scored lozenge decoration in the panels;
Tudor-arched stone fireplace in middle bay of rear wall, the lintel
lettered 1625 (= William Mawdesley), decorated moulded plaster overmantel
with Mawdesley arms, helm and cresting, date 16 55 at top and initials
R M at bottom (= Robert Mawdesley); old oak staircase apparently
remodelled or moved; timber-framed partition wall to right wing with 1st
floor doorway indicating contemporary continuation or wing formerly in this
position; 1st floor of hallpart laterally partitioned in the centre (i.e.
not vertically aligned with partition at ground floor), with covex bracing
to the tie beam; windbraced roof; moulded Tudor-arched hall-chamber
fireplace; studded batten and board doors with ornamental strap hinges.
Reference: VCH Lancs VI pp. 97-8.
Listing NGR: SD4976715109
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