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Description: Alderton Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260081
OS Grid Reference: SJ4949523987
OS Grid Coordinates: 349495, 323987
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8111, -2.7507
SJ 42 SE MYDDLE C.P. ALDERTON
7/87 Alderton Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C18 with mid- to late C17 core and mid-C19 addition.
Dressed grey sandstone incorporating fragments of earlier partly rendered
timber frame with red brick nogging on dressed sandstone plinth; dressed
red sandstone addition. Slate roof. Framing (at rear): small square
panels, 3 from sole plate to wall plate. L-plan. One storey and attic.
Moulded plinth, flanking pilaster strips and coved cornice. External
stone end stacks with chamfered offsets and brick tops. 1:1:1 bays;
wooden cross windows with stone cills and flat stone arches with raised
chamfered keystones; 2 first floor gabled semi dormers. Central break
has round-arched attic window with stone cill and moulded archivolt
with moulded imposts and raised keystone, and parapeted gable above
with moulded coping. Central 4-panelled door (lower 2 panels flush
beaded) with 2-part rectangular overlight, moulded reveals, pulvinated
frieze and triangular pediment. Probably mid-C19 one-storey dressed
red sandstone kitchen wing at rear with internal brick end stack.
2-bay open lean-to in angle. Interior: C17 timber framed square-panelled
cross walls. Large open fireplace in left-hand ground-floor room with
chamfered and ogee-stopped lintel. Arched recess in right-hand ground-
floor room. Alderton Hall Farm was probably the Alderton Hall occupied
by members of the Downton family from the late C16 to the end of the
C17 (Richard Gough, Antiquities and Memoyres of the Parish of Myddle).
The earlier part of the building must date from their time but the
early C18 remodelling probably post-dates Gough's account (written
in 1701). Richard Gough, Ed. D. Hey, The History of Myddle, Penguin
(1981), pp.211-216. David G. Hey, An English Rural Community: Myddle
Under the Tudors and Stuarts, Leicester University Press (1974), pp.107-
Listing NGR: SJ4949523987
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