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Clegg Hall, Littleborough

Description: Clegg Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 213423

OS Grid Reference: SD9224214490
OS Grid Coordinates: 392242, 414490
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6269, -2.1188

Location: Clegg Hall Road, Rochdale OL15 0AA

Locality: Littleborough
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: OL15 0AA

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Listing Text

(south side)
Clegg Hall

House. c.1610. For Theophilus Ashton. Dressed stone, hammer-
dressed stone and graduated stone slate roof. 5 x 3 bays
with 2 storeys (plus attic level) all raised above a full
basement. Near-symmetrical elevation with projecting plinth.
Imposing central 2-storey porch approached by flight of
steps has a segmental-headed door opening with moulded
surround and capitals and is flanked by paired columns with
cushion capitals. The upper floor rises above an
entablature, the 5-light mullion and transom window being
flanked by single columns on pedestals with enriched
capitals and a frieze all of which have fanciful details in
a debased classical manner. 2 and 3-light mullioned basement
windows and four 4-light mullion and transom windows to the
upper floors (except for the principal room which has 5
lights and one to the right which is partially blocked). All
windows are double-chamfered and have hoodmoulds, that to
the first floor being continuous. Series of 3 coped gables
with 2 and 3-light windows, finials and rainwater spouts.
The sides and rear are also characterised by 3 similar
gables. Windows are generally 3, 4 or 5-light mullion and
transomed or 1, 2 or 3-light mullioned in the case of the
basement or attic. The rear has a central door with 4-
centred arch lintel and a porch which is gabled and has
spiral carving to the kneelers. The left (of rear) appears
to have been altered at some stage and a door was inserted
to right probably in C19. Groups of diagonally set chimney
stacks rise from an axial spine wall. Interior: all 2 rooms
deep, the porch leading directly into the principal room
which has a fireplace under a large chamfered segmental
arch. The beams are heavily moulded with multiple rolls. The
staircase (centre rear) is framed in timber and winds round
an octagonal newel post. The doors generally have 4-centred
arch lintels. What little remains of the roof structure
employs tie-beam trusses and wind bracing. Generally a
powerful building which apart from the effects of deep-set
decay has remained virtually unaltered. Victoria County
History, Vol. 5, 1911. H. Fishwick, History of Rochdale,

Listing NGR: SD9224214490

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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