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Description: Old Hall Adjoining Cottage
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 322454
OS Grid Reference: SE1866192261
OS Grid Coordinates: 418661, 492261
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3256, -1.7146
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HUNTON FINGHALL LANE
SE 1892-1992 (west side)
8/61 Old Hall and adjoining
House and cottage. Late C16 - early C17 house, with late C17 - early C18
and C19 alterations, early-mid C19 cottage. Rubble, concrete interlocking
tile and stone slate roof. House of 2 storeys plus attic, hall and cross
wing plan, with gabled cross wing projecting to left, 1 first-floor window
to 2-bay hall and 2-storey cottage with 3 first-floor windows on right
perhaps occupying the position of another cross wing. House, hall: on
ground floor, part-glazed 4-panel door in ashlar surround; blocked quoined
chamfered ashlar doorway; sash window with glazing bars in double-chamfered
surround. First floor: 3-light mullion and transom window. Raised verge,
external stack to right. Cross wing: boulder plinth, quoins. Ground-floor
20-pane sash window with double-chamfered jambs; first-floor 3-light double-
chamfered mullion and transom window; 3-light double chamfered mullion attic
window. Shaped kneelers and ashlar coping to gable. Cottage, recessed on
right: left: round-arched carriage way with herringbone tooling on ashlar
voussoirs. Other openings have deep ashlar lintels. Ground floor, to
right: central board door between 9-pane unequally-hung sash windows. First
floor: two 6-pane sash windows, the third one shuttered. Stone slate roof.
Brick stacks between first and second first-floor windows and at right end.
Rear: hall: ground-floor 4-light double-chamfered mullion and transom
window; 3-light double-chamfered mullion and transom window and 2-light
chamfered mullion window on first floor. Cross wing: part of chamfered
mullion window on ground floor; 1 light of 3-light chamfered mullion window
on first floor; blocked 2-light attic window. Left return of cross wing,
ground floor from left: 2-light chamfered mullion window; blocked quoined
chamfered doorway with triangular head; part-glazed door in ashlar surround
with straight tooling below head of 3-light staircase window; 3-light
chamfered mullion window; external stack. First floor: 2-light chamfered
mullion window with "CHEESE ROOM" inscribed on lintel, set in doorway (see
interior description); 16-pane sash window in ashlar surround with straight
tooling in part surround of mullion window; 2-light chamfered mullion window
to attic flight of staircase; 3-light chamfered mullion window. Interior:
ground floor: hall now divided: the dining room (on right) has, in its north
wall a large hidden fireplace and to its right the original board door in
chamfered triangular-headed surround rebated to open into demolished range.
On left, C17 type splat baluster staircase and beam with stepped stop
chamfers. Cross wing: in front room, a chamfered ashlar fireplace with
triangular head. First floor: room above dining room has a triangular-
headed fireplace with ovolo moulding on arris set within square with ogee
moulding, the 2 jamb mouldings running off into high-set stop-chamfers;
stone and wrought-iron grate. Cross wing, front room has an ashlar basket-
arched fireplace with C18 cast-iron grate; similar fireplace in bathroom
behind; and in rear room a deeply-splayed niche, and ashlar chamfered
doorway (now window) with rebate for outward opening door. Cottage
unoccupied at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: SE1866192261
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Source: English Heritage
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