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Description: Chingle Old Hall (With Bridge over Maot)
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185970
OS Grid Reference: SD5568935805
OS Grid Coordinates: 355689, 435805
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8166, -2.6745
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SD 53 NE WHITTINGHAM WHITTINGHAM LANE (off)
5/123 Chingle Old Hall (with
bridge over moat)
Farmhouse, now house; probably earlier C17, extended in C19, altered in
C20. Brick, now covered with white-painted roughcast; slate roof. Now
extended cruciform plan (C19 extension to rear, C20 enlargement to left),
but formerly single-depth baffle-entry, probably 3 bays, with large
projecting porch at junction of 2nd and 3rd. Two storeys; 2-storey gabled
porch has wide doorway with cambered head, old board door with ornamental
iron furnishings, and small square peep window in each side wall (that in
the left side blocked). Otherwise, all openings are of less interest,
being C19 or C20. Square chimney stack behind ridge in line with porch.
Interior: altered, but housepart in 2nd bay has C18 stone fireplace with
moulded surround, corbelled jambs and moulded cornice, and former kitchen
in 3rd bay has small inglenook fireplace with stop-chamfered bressummer;
this room has a vertical rectangular recess in the rear wall with a wooden
cross set in, and the housepart has ex-situ stop-chamfered cambered beams
(possibly formerly bressummers) carrying modern softwood joists; at 1st
floor, the porch has a blocked 4-light mullioned window in the east wall,
and the room over the kitchen has a similar blocked window in the front
wall and 2 lights of another in the east wall. A cavity in the front wall
of this room (said to be a priest hole) reveals an outer layer of woven
reed wattle; and a cavity beneath the flagged floor of the kitchen
fireplace is said to have served the same purpose. Moated site (now rare
in this district), with bridge in front of porch and path approaching it
flanked by walls of handmade brick with pitched stone copings.
Listing NGR: SD5568935805
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Source: English Heritage
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