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Old Hall, Hughley

Description: Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 258846

OS Grid Reference: SO5657097827
OS Grid Coordinates: 356570, 297827
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5765, -2.6423

Location: Hughley, Shropshire SY5 6NX

Locality: Hughley
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6NX

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Listing Text

SO 59 NE
8/63 Old Hall (Previously
listed as The Old
29.1.52 Hall Cottage and

House. Mid- and late C16 with later additions and alterations. Timber
framed with plaster infill, plain tile roof. 3-bay main range with
projecting full-height gabled former entrance porch to centre;
probably earlier 2-bay gabled range to right under separate and
lower steep-pitched roof has long mid-C19 single-storey painted brick
and rubblestone addition at right-angles to right. 2 storeys with
attics to main range; framing: 3 irregular square panels (4 to
entrance porch) above girding beam, close-set vertical posts with
middle rail and long straight tension braces below (replaced with
brick plinth to left of porch and to rear), left gable end has con-
cave lozenge decoration and raking struts from collar; porch jettied
to attic with moulded bressumer and carved corner brackets; framing
of gabled range exposed to rear and right return, square panels and
short straight tension braces with V-struts from collar; irregular
fenestration, C20 metal casements, one on each floor to left and
right of porch, 3 narrow fixed-light windows to ground floor of
porch and 2 below gable, one late C20 casement to first floor of
gabled wing; ridge stack immediately to right of porch with sand-
stone base and 3 attached rebated reddish brown brick shafts of star
section; present entrance to left through C20 ledged door under open
lean-to porch. Interior: timber frame partly exposed, cross-beam
ceiling to left-hand ground-floor room and chamfered ceiling beams
with straight-cut stops in other principal rooms, inglenook fireplace;
double-purlin roofs with slightly cambered collar and tie beam trusses;
main feature of interest is the Renaissance-style plaster decoration
on the front wall of the gabled wing, probably late C16 and similar
in style to the plasterwork at Abbey House, Buildwas (q.v. under
Buildwas C.P.) and Belswardyne Hall (q.v. under Cressage C.P.): the
same school of plasterers was probably responsible for the ceilings
at Plaish, Morville, Upton Cressett and Wilderhope and it is possible
that the same moulds were used at each house. B.o.E., p.155.

Listing NGR: SO5657097827

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Source: English Heritage

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