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Gayton Hall, Wirral

Description: Gayton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215632

OS Grid Reference: SJ2733480410
OS Grid Coordinates: 327334, 380410
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3156, -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
15.11.62 Gayton
Gayton Hall


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 a 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 lonic 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 fire
place with large oak beam and panelling part possible re-used chest. Cl7 stair has
moulded close string, turned balusters and square newels, probably altered, some balusters
used in low screen with gate on landing. Central room* has belection - moulded raised
panelling, a C20 copy of original work, O 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

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Source: English Heritage

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