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Description: Rockley Old Hall and Attached Front Garden Wall
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333971
OS Grid Reference: SE3417002771
OS Grid Coordinates: 434170, 402771
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5205, -1.4861
WORSBROUGH ROCKLEY LANE
SE30SW (east side, off)
1/95 Nos 6, 7 and 8
Rockley Old Hall
11.11.66 and attached
front garden wall
(formerly listed as
Rockley Old Hall
parts) together with
two cottages and Joining
Front Garden Wall to
Rockley Old Hall)
Manor house now 3 dwellings and attached garden wall. Of several C17 builds.
Ashlar sandstone, stone slate roof. Wall of dry-walled sandstone and mortared
rubble. House: 2 storeys with attics; 5 gabled bays, bays 2 and 3 narrower,
entrance to rear; attached rectangular wall encloses front garden. Bay 4 appears
earliest and has chamfered plinth and 4-light double-chamfered mullioned window
with similar 2-light window on right, continuous dripmould; 3-light lst-floor
window with dripstone; 2-light attic window. Bays 2 and 3 similar with C20 gabled
porch (not of special interest) flanked on left by 5-light window and on right
by 3-light window; continuous lst-floor dripmould. Bay 1, probably late C17,
has French window on ground-floor right, otherwise 2-light square-faced mullioned
windows and plain [email protected] Bay5 has door to left of C20 4-light window;
single-light and 3-light windows to lst-floor, 2-light window to attic. Kneelers
at each end of range, gable copings, finials to bay 2 and 3, finial bases to
bays 4 and 5. Ashlar stack to ridge of bay 4 has plinth and cornice.
Attached garden wall: gap in left return near house. 2 front door openings with
chamfered quoins and lintels set on flagstone copings; quoined, arched doorway
in right return. Rear of house: bays 1, 2 and 5 gabled. Bays 3 and 4, set back,
have chamfered, bonded surround to boarded door on left, 8-light window on its
right with king-mullion and transom, dripmould; 1st floor: two 3-light mullioned
windows on right of former 2-light window. Bays 1 and 2 have external stone steps
to central lst-floor doorway; large ground-floor opening on left with concrete
lintel, 4-light window above, with dripstone, 2-light gable window. On right of steps
are paired casements in square-faced surrounds. Bay 5, late C17, has square-faced
2-light mullioned windows with plain dripstones. Left return: detailed as outer
gables. Right return: double-chamfered mullioned windows: two 4-light windows
beneath lst-floor windows of 2, 4 and 2 lights, central window with king mullion.
Interior: No 6 on right has ashlar fireplaces, that to rear of ground floor
having large basket arch with brick oven in corner, lst-floor fireplace with
roll-mould. Kitchen has corniced fireplace within C18 panelling. No 7 in centre
of range has large ashlar fireplace with square soffit to triangular-headed lintel.
No 8 has splat-balustered staircase and panelled plaster ceilings.
J. G. Wright, Worsbrough: In Times Past, 1983.
Listing NGR: SE3417002771
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