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Description: Worton Hall
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323106
OS Grid Reference: SD9562489977
OS Grid Coordinates: 395624, 489977
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3054, -2.0687
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SD 99 SE
House. Dated 1600. For Anthony Besson, the founder of Yorebridge Grammar
School (qv), and an attorney of the Star Chamber. Rubble, stone slate roof.
2-cell end-entry house with added 2-storey porch. 2 storeys, 3:1 first
floor-windows. Quoins. Mullion windows. Ground floor: 3-light window with
ovolo moulding on chamfer and hoodmould; 6-light double-chamfered window
with ovolo moulding and hoodmould. First floor: 4-, 3-, 3-light hollow-
chamfered windows. Central corniced stack. To right, porch set back from
line of house: board door in chamfered quoined surround with slab lintel,
and on first floor a 3-light chamfered-mullion window with hoodmould. End
entry doorway inside porch: board door in ashlar chamfered surround with
lintel inscribed "ANNO DOMINE 1600 A.B.". Interior:in right-hand ground-
floor room, segmental arch of 2 richly-moulded orders, part of either
fireplace-and-doorway group or triple fireplace group.
Listing NGR: SD9562489977
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Source: English Heritage
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