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Tankersley Old Hall, Tankersley

Description: Tankersley Old Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333938

OS Grid Reference: SK3565298891
OS Grid Coordinates: 435652, 398891
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4855, -1.4642

Location: Black Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley S74 0DX

Locality: Tankersley
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 0DX

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Listing Text

SK39NE (west side)

5/62 Tankersley Old Hall
Ruined mansion. Late C16, incorporating part of earlier structure, dismantled c1730.
Ashlar and rubble sandstone, no roof, 2 x 3 bay rectangular tower with undercroft,
remains stand over 2 storeys high; east wall originally the end of earlier house and
with internal features now exposed. South side: corner piers flank 2 basement
windows of 2 lights in chamfered, projecting surrounds; 2 ground floor windows
originally of 2 lights; transomed and cavetto-moulded lst floor windows beneath
string course, upper walling ruinous. North side: 3-light mullioned windows in
chamfered plinth, transomed 3-light windows to 1st floor. East side: fireplace to
ground floor left has moulded arched lintel with triangular extrados. Joist corbels,
brickwork above with 2 moulded fireplaces, another fireplace above on left has
relieving arch. Believed to have been built for the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (Arundel
Mss). Belonged to the Savile family until taken over by Thomas Wentworth, Earl of
Strafford in early C17, already in disrepair when leased to Fanshawe family in 1653;
finally dismantled c1730. Ruin under consolidation at time of resurvey. Arundel
Castle Mss, 2/71. Derbyshire Archaeological Society, Arundel Castle Manuscripts
(HMSO, 1966). D Hey, 'The Parks at Tankersley and Wortley', Y. A. J., vol 47, 1975,
pp 109-119.

Listing NGR: SK3565298891

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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