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Morley's Hall, Astley

Description: Morley's Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213522

OS Grid Reference: SJ6895899261
OS Grid Coordinates: 368958, 399261
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4891, -2.4693

Location: Morley's Lane, Pemberton, Wigan M29 7EW

Locality: Astley
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M29 7EW

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Morley's Hall Moated Site, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

SJ 69 NE
(south side)
6/53 Morley's Hall
2 houses. Largely C19 but incorporating some C16 and C17
timber-framing. Brick with slate and graduated stone slate
roof. U-shaped range of various builds and dates. The front
is of 4 bays with wings projecting to either side. Generally
the left hand house is later; it uses Flemish bond brick and
includes a symmetrically-fronted house with central door
with fanlight and impost capitals, two 3-light transomed
casement windows with flat brick arches and stone sills on
each floor, and gable chimney stacks. The bay to its left
includes an unusually wide cambered brick arch over a
window. The right-hand house includes the earlier work.
Generally it has a lower and steeper roof and is in English
garden wall bond brick. Earlier stone walling at rear and in
gable of wing. A door at the angle is flanked to left by a
3-light window (as above) with a cambered brick arch on each
floor. Similar door and windows to wing. The rear, part of
which is pebble-dashed, has various casement windows. Ridge
chimney stacks. Interior: much of the timber- framing and
floor beams with double-stepped stops remain. Posts in bay 4
rise to carry 2 heavily moulded-cambered tie-beam roof
trusses one of which has a carved rosette on the underside.
Both formerly had arch braces and formed a feature of a
former open hall. The braces were removed when a floor was
inserted. Moated site, formerly the home of the Tyldesleys,
later a meeting place for recusants and in 1641 the home of
Ambrose Barlow. Victoria County History of Lancashire, 1907.
N.G. Philip, Views of Old Halls in Lancashire and Cheshire,

Listing NGR: SJ6895899261

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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