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Birchley Hall, Billinge Chapel End

Description: Birchley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 216300

OS Grid Reference: SJ5241999817
OS Grid Coordinates: 352419, 399817
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4929, -2.7186

Location: St Mary's Avenue, Billinge, St Helens WN5 7BW

Locality: Billinge Chapel End
County: St Helens
Country: England
Postcode: WN5 7BW

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Listing Text

(west side)
4/10 Birchley Hall

- II*

House, now Sue Ryder Memorial Home. 1594 for James
Anderton. South wing, 1618 for James or Christopher
Anderton. Stone with stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 5 bays,
all with gables, 2nd and 4th bays project, end bays project
further. Gables are coped with kneelers. Most windows have
ovolo mullions and label moulds and are of 3 and 4 lights.
End bay windows and ground floor window of central bay
replaced by C18 windows which are sashed with glazing bars.
Entrance to 4th bay has Tudor head. Blocked entrance to 1st
floor of 2nd bay with inserted window. South chapel wing
has varied fenestration with some hollow-chamfered mullions
to ground floor windows. External stair on brick arches to
2nd floor inserted entrance in 1st bay. Interior: remains
of priest's hole and secret cupboard, 1st floor stair has
turned balusters. Some Tudor arched door heads. C18
fireplace in 1st floor room. A secret printing press
operated in the house c.1647, the 1st post-Reformation
Catholic press in England.

Listing NGR: SJ5241999817

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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