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Description: Housley Hall
Date Listed: 25 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 335469
OS Grid Reference: SK3494196483
OS Grid Coordinates: 434941, 396483
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4639, -1.4752
SK39N ECCLESFIELD HOUSLEY HALL LANE,
5/146 Housley Hall
25.4.69 as Housley Hall
House. C15 core, C18 facade, rear rebuilt C19, renovated c1980.
Some internal timber framing, rubble sandstone wings, ashlar central
part, C20 cement-tile roof. U-shaped, symmetrical facade with
projecting cross-wings. 2 storeys, 6 windows to first floor.
Chamfered plinth to central part, large quoins to wings. Central
panelled door in architrave with consoles and cornice. Flanking
windows on both floors, all with flat voussoired arches and small-
pane casements. Oval plaque above door on which is painted 'Housley
Hall c1436'. Moulded eaves cornice forms gutter. Part rendered,
corniced end stacks to main range. Wings have two windows to each
floor all in architraves and with 32-pane sashes. Moulded kneelers
return into eaves cornice, gable copings
Interior: right first floor room retains C15 hybrid crown-post roof
trusses, now exposed. Central truss has cambered and chamfered tie
beam with curved braces up to jowled-head crown post and clasping
angled struts from tie beam to purlin. Braced collar purlin. Similar
truss to rear retains wall posts and has steeply cambered tie beam.
King post truss over hall block.
This may represent the house built by Thomas Rotherham (aka. Thomas
Scot) 1423-1500 Archbishop of York from 1480 to 1500 and once
Chancellor of England (until 1483). RCHM report, National Monument
Listing NGR: SK3494196483
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Source: English Heritage
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