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Description: Wing of Medieval House and Adjacent Later Outbuildings
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240666
OS Grid Reference: NY9534258701
OS Grid Coordinates: 395342, 558701
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9230, -2.0742
SLALEY SHIELD HALL
NY 95 NE
9/295 Wing of medieval
house and adjacent
15.4.69 later outbuildings.
(formerly listed as
Old Pele in parts of
byres at Shield Hall)
Wing of late C13/early C14 house incorporated in early C19 farmbuildings.
Medieval part squared stone with massive quoins; C19 parts squared
rubble with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings; slate roofs except
for stone slabs on part of east range. Ranges around yard open to south,
with medieval part at north-west corner.
Old building 2 storeys, north end only. Chamfered set-back below 1st floor
window of 2 pointed lights; monolithic lintel with pierced spandrel. Slit
above in low-pitched coped gable. Lower part of wall hidden by C20 pent
shed. East wall shows original chamfered loops to ground and 1st floors
at far right, to left (inside C19 range) boarded door in chamfered surround.
with original shouldered head partly cut away.
Interior: Ground floor barrel vaulted; slit on north with semicircular
rear arch. Mural stair on south of door cuts away original drawbar
tunnel. 1st floor: shouldered rear arch with window seats to north
window; 3 principal-rafter roof trusses, possibly C17.
Farmbuildings comprise 3 2-storey ranges. To west boarded doors (2 to
lofts) and small windows, C20 garage door to left, pigeon holes and
alighting band below eaves at centre. Roof hipped to left. Left return
shows 2-light window imitating that in medieval part. North range has
5-bay segmental arcade (now mostly blocked, with doors and windows
inserted) with 5 part-slatted windows above and external stone steps to
boarded loft door on right. East range shows 1 stable door in
alternating-block surround; and 1-storey extension.
The medieval building probably formed the solar wing of an unfortified
manor house (c.f. Aydon Castle), with a hall block on the east.
Listing NGR: NY9676257753
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