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Stubley Old Hall, Littleborough

Description: Stubley Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 213396

OS Grid Reference: SD9278316057
OS Grid Coordinates: 392783, 416057
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6410, -2.1106

Location: A58, Rochdale OL15 8PH

Locality: Littleborough
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: OL15 8PH

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Listing Text

1/60 Stubley Old Hall
House. Cruck-framed south cross wing perhaps of C15 with
timber-framed open hall and north cross wing added c.1530.
The front elevation was faced in hammer-dressed stone in
c.1600 and the rear and sides faced in brick in the later
C17, C18 and C19. The hall is open to the roof whereas the
crosswings each have 2 storeys. Graduated stone slate roof.
Quoins and projecting plinth. 6-light mullion and double-
transom hall window with hoodmould. Door adjacent to right
crosswing has chamfered surround and obtuse-angled lintel.
Between the two are a 3 and 4-light window (one on each
floor) which may be later insertions. 4-light mullion and
transom window (Cl9) to right crosswing which is gabled and
a 3-light window on first floor. The left crosswing is also
gabled and has 3 and 6-light windows, one with a transom.
Central ridge chimney stack. Two powerful chimney stacks
with brattishing (c.1600) dominate the north elevation. The
rear of the north wing is in brick on a stone lower storey
and includes a window with brick hoodmould. The rear of the
hall reveals a principal post within the brickwork.
Interior: Only one of the 3 originalcruck trusses survives
In the south wing, it has a tie beam and wind bracing to the
purlins. Arch-braced and king-post roof trusses support the
hall roof which has curved wind bracing. The north wing
retains part of the wall framing, chamfered stone fireplaces
one with an uncarved shield on its lintel, a braced cambered
tie-beam roof truss and a ceiling with moulded timber
members. The house has had a particularly varied and
interesting development during its long history exhibiting
different types of construction and technology as well as
planning. Victoria County History of Lancashire, Vol 5,
1911. H. Fishwick, History of Rochdale, 1889.

Listing NGR: SD9278316057

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Source: English Heritage

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