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Old Hall Fold, Ashton-under-Lyne

Description: Old Hall Fold

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212670

OS Grid Reference: SD9268900389
OS Grid Coordinates: 392689, 400389
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5001, -2.1117

Location: 169 Newmarket Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL7 9JW

Locality: Ashton-under-Lyne
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: OL7 9JW

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Listing Text

SD 90 SW (south side)

1/22 No. 169
(Old Hall Fold)
(formerly listed
as Old Hall
12/01/67 Farmhouse, (No 169)

G.V. II*

House. Medieval cruck-framed structure within C18 walls and
roof. English garden wall bond brick with graduated stone
slate roof. 3-bay 2-storey house with crosswing to right
projecting at the front under an outshut roof. 4, 2 and 2-
light casement windows on each floor,one below a wide
cambered brick arch. Door between bays 1 and 2 and
passageway to right which leads to Taunton Hall (q.v.).
Brick ridge chimney stack. The rear has been rendered, has
C20 casement windows, a small kitchen wing and an altered
shippon wing adjoining the left gable. The building's
principal feature is the survival of 3 particularly fine
cruck trusses. The 2 oldest are at each end of the principal
room. They are particularly large in both overall size and
cross section of the blades. The truss to the right of the
principal room has an arch-braced collar and probably
identifies the centre of the original open hall which has
now been floored over. An inglenook fireplace backs onto it,
the massive bressumer beam supported on a carved heck post
which is now encased or replaced by a brick pier. The room
also has an ovolo-moulded ceiling beam. The third cruck
truss is at right angles to the others in the right
crosswing. It has blades which are not markedly curved, a
tie-beam at floor level, a collar, wattle and daub infill
and is probably of C16 date. It is visible on one side from
floor to ridge. The survival of such an early cruck-framed
structure is rare in the north-west of England. The
evolutionary development of this building is particularly
worthy of note.

Listing NGR: SD9268900389

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Source: English Heritage

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