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Description: Grotton Hall
Date Listed: 3 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212251
OS Grid Reference: SD9719904854
OS Grid Coordinates: 397199, 404854
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5403, -2.0437
SADDLEWORTH PLATTING ROAD
SD 90 SE (west side)
5/230 Grotton Hall
House. "IBM 1686" (Isaac and Mary Buckley) on porch lintel,
"IBK 1725" "EB1844" and "1984" on datestones. Much of what
remains is the result of Edmond Buckley's 1844 restoration.
Watershot hammer-dressed stone with graduated stone slate
roof. 5-bay 2-storey house including bay 1 extension and a
rear lean-to extension of 1984. Projecting plinth. Porch
in bay 4 with ovolo-moulded surround and obtuse angle dated
lintel; raked castellations and ball finials. 2, 4 and 4-
light windows to each floor all with double-chamfered
cavetto-moulded mullions and hoodmoulds with upturned stops.
All the ground floor lights are arched and there is an
additional 1-light window above the porch. Coped gables with
ball finials and stone-dressed circular windows to bays 1, 3
and 5. The side and rear have similar window and gable
features as well as a 3-light pointed arch mullion and
transom stair window with Gothic-style tracery. Interior:
south-east room has panelling and a chimney-piece with
carved faces, swags and side columns. Principal room
retains ovolo-moulded ceiling beams with stepped stops
including a bressummer beam over an inglenook fireplace
which has had a later stone hearth inserted with obtuse-
angled lintel and recessed spandrels. Bulletin of the
Saddleworth Historical Society Vol.15, No.1, 1985.
Listing NGR: SD9719904854
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Source: English Heritage
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