Description: Brierley Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333633
OS Grid Reference: SE4100011000
OS Grid Coordinates: 441000, 411000
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5940, -1.3820
1/5 Brierley Manor
Farmhouse. Appears largely C18 and C19 but retaining fragments of
a late medieval house in rear wing. Deeply-coursed, squared sandstone,
partly rendered, Welsh slate roof, renewed brick stacks. Irregular
L-shaped plan with partial outshut to main range, wing to rear left
has a projecting stair turret and other later additions. 2 storeys
with 3-storey wing, cellars. Irregular fenestration, 2-window front
to main range. Main range: chamfered plinth, large quoins where seen
beneath render. Right part breaks forward. 2 windows to each floor,
4-pane sashes and one C20 casement in tall square-faced ashlar surrounds.
Wood brackets and brick courses to eaves, end stacks. Wing to rear:
on side opposite entrance is a medieval stair turret with chamfered
plinth, projecting band and inverted offset band allowing the upper
wall to oversail, small inserted casement above. Turret now has a
lean-to roof, in wall above is evidence of a blocked doorway which
indicates that the turret is truncated. To right of turret a 3-light
casement with sash above, beyond which is an offset buttress of
medieval appearance now attached to corner of main range. Upper wall
of wing has fragmentary remains of multiple-light mullioned windows.
Entrance side of wing has sashes and casements to upper floors in
altered double-chamfered mullioned window surrounds. Interior: stair
turret retains cellar doorway with moulded jambs and triangular-shaped
lintel all heavily painted. Original newel but treads of spiral stair
now replaced in concrete. Part way up the stair is another similar
doorway into the wing (now blocked). Cellar said to contain large
In 1617 Brierley Manor passed from Lord Talbot to the Savile family
who administered considerable South Yorkshire estates from here.
Watson and Harrison (1975) note that large sums were spent on this
building in 1632 and the fabric of the rear wing may be of this date.
The stair turret is, however, tentatively dated to C15 by Ryder.
M. R. Watson and M. Harrison, Brereley: A History of Brierley, 1975,
P. F. Ryder: Notes on Brierley Manor,held in County Archaeological
Site Register, South Yorkshire Cultural Activities Centre, Sheffield.
Primary Index No 291.
Listing NGR: SE4100011000
Source: English Heritage
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