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Wood Hall and Wall to North of Front Garden, Melling

Description: Wood Hall and Wall to North of Front Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 216507

OS Grid Reference: SD3799400398
OS Grid Coordinates: 337994, 400398
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4966, -2.9361

Location: Kirkby, Knowsley L31 5LN

Locality: Melling
County: Sefton
Country: England
Postcode: L31 5LN

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Listing Text

SD 30 SE
(west side)
7/108 Wood Hall and
wall to north of
front garden
House. Late C17 with later alterations. Brick with stone
dressings, stone slate roof. Front facade probably C18.
Stone base and quoins, cornice. Windows have wedge lintels
and are sashed with glazing bars. Central entrance with
architrave, pulvinated frieze and consoled pediment; door
has 2 lower fielded panels and glazed upper part. Stone
with royal arms and "IR" (possibly James II) above, probably
re-used. 4 gable-end stacks. Rear has varied fenestration.
Interior has some chamfered beams with stepped stops and some
6-panel doors with H-hinges with short straps. Stone wall
approx. 5 m. long runs to north of right-hand angle of
front facade. House connected with recusant Molyneux
family, reported to have been used for Catholic worship
(possible priest hole next to chimney breast). James II
believed to have stayed at the house.

Listing NGR: SD3799400398

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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