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Description: Grimethorpe Hall
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333636
OS Grid Reference: SE4103609639
OS Grid Coordinates: 441036, 409639
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5817, -1.3816
SE40NW BRIERLEY BRIERLEY ROAD
3/8 Grimethorpe Hall
House; c1670 altered in C18, C19 and C20. Built for Robert Seaton
(Watson and Harrison, p14). English-bond red brick with ashlar
sandstone dressings, rear elevation has herringbone-punched coursed,
squared sandstone. Welsh slate roofs. Square twin-roofed plan
with central staircase, gabled at rear but roofs masked by a linking
parapet to entrance front. 2 storeys with half-basement to rear,
attic. 5-bay entrance front. Rubble-stone plinth wall beneath
chamfered band, stone quoins. Renewed central door in quoined
surround with projecting mouldings, plinth blocks and imposts. Deep
lintel with curved soffit and face cut into the form of a keyblock
and short flanking pilasters, cornice. To each side of door a 2-
storey brick pilaster with moulded stone band approximately 1 metre
from plinth and another beneath a linking cornice, small shaped inset
stones decorate each pilaster. Ground- and 1st-floor bays all with
renewed sashes with glazing bars, projecting sills and continuous
bands above plain lintels. Attic storey has small, blind, central
opening beneath glazed oculus in square ashlar panel with ledge and
cornice. Flanking 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows with
leaded lights. Ashlar coping to flat-topped parapet which slopes
down to each side with the angle of the roof. Projecting lateral
stacks with stone quoins to ground and first floors, rebuilt in
C20 brickwork above. Rear: 3 storeys, 3 bays. Bands above windows
continued from front elevation. Central basement doorway with
chamfered quoined surround and curved head, inserted 2-light
mullioned window above. Altered openings to flanking bays. Ground
floor has central cross-mullioned window with leaded lights flanked
by sashed windows with glazing bars. 3 cross-mullioned windows to
1st floor. Attic floor has three 2-light mullioned windows, the
central window set in a small gabled dormer with kneelers and copings,
the outer windows set in the coped gables of the main roofs. Right
return: inserted doorway in bonded ashlar surround with 2-light
mullioned overlight. Projecting stack to each side. Cross-mullioned
window to first floor at each end. Parapet rebuilt in C20 brickwork.
Left return: blocked quoined doorway to left now a window, above it
a renewed double-chamfered cross-mullioned window. Other blocked
cross-mullioned windows. 2 projecting stacks. Parapet wall rebuilt
in C20 brickwork.
Interior: 3 Doric columns to right of entrance hall now painted but
apparently stone. Several chamfered quoined doorways some with old
cross-boarded doors with decorative iron hinges. A doorway in rear
right basement is set beneath a wooden broken-pedimented head.
M.R.Watson and M.Harrison, Brereley: A History of Brierley, 1975.
Photographs in NMR
Listing NGR: SE4103609639
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