Description: The Old Hall
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 334812
OS Grid Reference: SK4830599070
OS Grid Coordinates: 448305, 399070
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4861, -1.2735
DENABY THE GREEN
SK49NE (north side), Old
3/39 Nos 1 and 2, The Old
Remains of medieval house now 2 dwellings. C15, probably altered C17;
extensive C20 alterations. C15 work is deeply-coursed sandstone, otherwise
rubble sandstone, red brick and cement render; C20 tile roofs. 2 storeys
with partial cellar; 1:2 windows to 1st floor on least-altered north side.
North side: No 1, to left: large quoins to a projecting rectangular garderobe
turret on left; on right a C20 casement in chamfered, quoined surround below
a C20 casement in C15 2-light opening now without mullion but with cusping
and square head. Garderobe under continuation of main roof; brick end stack
on right. No 2, set forward on right and lower: much rebuilt with remains of
raking buttress on left of cellar doorway; lean-to against right return;
total of four C20 casements to ground floor; dormers of 2 and 1 lights above;
C20 end stack on right. Rear (C20 entrance fronts, facing road): no external
features of interest except for garderobe set back on right having chamfered.
quoined surrounds to triangular-headed doorways on each floor and slit
windows in each side. No 2 has section of chamfered plinth on end wall.
Interior: No 1: triangular-headed doorways to each floor of garderobe. 3
wall pcsts visible in 1st-floor south wall; 2 quadrant braces and heavy-
scantling studs on east wall. No 2: in present kitchen, a chamfered, square-
headed ashlar fireplace in C15 wall which has chamfered plinth on opposite
side (to north); also in kitchen blocked wooden-framed doorway. Largeiy
intact until after 1831 when described as "... one of the very few
remaining specimens of the houses of the gentry of the superior class in the
fifteenth and sixteenth centuries" (Hunter, pp 395-6). Reduced to present
size before 1854 Ordnance Survey. Seat of the Vavasors, passed to the
Reresbys of Thrybergh in the Cl6
J. Hunter, South Yorkshire, The History and Topography of the Deanery of
Survey notes in South Yorkshire County Ancient Monuments and Sites Record,
Sheffield, primary index no 458.
Listing NGR: SK4830599070
Source: English Heritage
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