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Gayton Hall, Wirral

Description: Gayton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215417

OS Grid Reference: SJ2733180414
OS Grid Coordinates: 327331, 380414
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3157, -3.0922

Location: Gayton Farm Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 8NW

Locality: Wirral
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH60 8NW

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Listing Text

SJ 28 SE
5/2 Gayton Hall

G.V. II*

House. Late C17, recased c.1750. Brick with stone dressings,
slate roof. 3 storeys, 9 bays, the central 3 bays break
forward. Moulded stone base, 2 bands between floors and top
cornice and parapet. Windows have gauged-brick flat arches
with keystones, and are sashed with glazing bars, most of 12
panes, those to 2nd floor of 16 panes. 1st bay of 2nd floor
has no window, 1st 3 bays show signs of repair after fire
damage. Central entrance, now window,has architrave and Ionic
doorcase with broken segmental pediment. Later entrance to
7th bay has brick porch; inner entrance has bolection moulded
architrave. 3 brick stacks. Left return of 4 bays is
similar, right return has 2 coped gables, ground floor
casement windows. Rear has central 2 bays recessed with
gables and C20 leaded casements, 3 bays to each side have
sashed windows, those to left with kitchen wing and 1st floor
terrace with balustrade. Central gabled porch. Interior:
ground floor rooms with C19 panelling, doors, window shutters
etc.; one room has fireplace with large oak beam and panelling
part possibly re-used chest. C17 stair has moulded close
string, turned balusters and square newels, probably altered,
some balusters used in low screen with gate on landing.
Central room of 1st floor has bolection-moulded raised
panelling, a C20 copy of original work, fireplace has
decorated stone lintel; another room has raised panelling,
probably early C18. 2nd floor has collar and tie beam
trusses, some carpenters' marks and re-used timber; rear
gabled bays have sawn-through tie beams at junction with main
roof; one wide-boarded door. William of Orange stayed here as
guest of Gleggs, 2 evergreen oaks in garden, planted to
commemorate the visit, are named William and Mary.

Listing NGR: SJ2732680420

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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