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Wing of Former Barton Old Hall, Circa 20 Metres South of Old Hall Farmhouse, Barton

Description: Wing of Former Barton Old Hall, Circa 20 Metres South of Old Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185859

OS Grid Reference: SD5305138199
OS Grid Coordinates: 353051, 438199
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8379, -2.7149

Location: Barton, Lancashire PR3 5AR

Locality: Barton
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 5AR

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Listing Text


4/12 Wing of former Barton Old
Hall, c.20 metres south of
Old Hall Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Barn
and Shippons at Barton Old

Detached wing of former Barton Old Hall manor house,now used as barn and
shippon. Probably C16 or earlier; altered . Timber framed, with C18 and
early C20 brick cladding, slate roof. Rectangular 6-bay plan. Two storeys;
the present entrances are on the east side (assumed to be the front) but there
is now no evidence of the position of the original openings. The brick
walling of the front and rear is interrupted by planks fixed to the rails and
posts of the internal structure to indicate their position (posts rising from
c.2 metres above ground), and at 1st floor of the rear of the 5th bay is a
3-light timber window frame (sill, moulded mullions and head). To the rear of
the 2nd bay just the head of a similar window survives. The north gable wall
(covered at ground floor by a wooden lean-to shed) has a high stone plinth,
the timber frame of a 32-light mullion and transom window (no evidence of
former glazing visible, and said to be ex-situ), and at 1st floor in the
centre the remains of a 4-light window flanked by chevron-pattern framing
which rises to the tie beam, the gable above concealed by boarding. The south
gable wall is concealed at ground floor by an attached bungalow, but the tie
beam and chevron-framing of the gable are visible. Interior: almost complete
survival of original timbering with decorative treatment comparable in quality
with the principal manor houses of this county (eg Samlesbury Hall): the
principal posts (at ground floor) and main joists have stepped (or
interrupted) cyma recta moulding, the floor joists ogee-shaped moulding; at
1st floor king post roof trusses and open trusses alternate, with straight
bracing to 2 pairs of butt purlins, which have the remains of black and white
chevron painted decoration; and beneath the open trusses of the 2 bays at each
end are the main framing members of ceilings inserted presumably at an early
date, with double roll moulding on the soffits. (A brick partition has been
inserted in the centre of the 3rd bay at ground floor, and in the middle truss
at 1st floor). History: possibly built by Richard Barton, c1532-71, who
succeeded to the Barton estate in 1554 and married, 1st, Helen, daughter of
Sir Robert Hesketh of Rufford, 2nd, Ann, daughter of Sir Thomas Southworth of
Samlesbury c.1556. Purpose of building uncertain because there is no evidence
of heating: possibly retainers' hall for occasional use. By tradition Barton
Old Hall was said to have been damaged by fire in 1617, by Richard
Shuttleworth to avoid the expense of entertaining James I.

Listing NGR: SD5305138199

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Source: English Heritage

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