British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Old Hall The Priory, Ecclesfield

Description: The Old Hall The Priory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 335475

OS Grid Reference: SK3525494262
OS Grid Coordinates: 435254, 394262
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4440, -1.4707

Locality: Ecclesfield
County: Sheffield
Country: England
Postcode: S35 9XZ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

In the entry for
(East Side)

Nos 44 and 44A (The Old
Hall) and
No 46 (The Priory)
(formerly listed as
Ecclesfield Priority
(No 46)

The item shall be amended to read

(East Side)
Nos 44 and 44A (The Old
Hall) and
No 46 (The Priory
(formerly listed as
Ecclesfield Priory
(No 46)

The grade shall be amended to read: II*


(east side).

11/152 Nos 44 and 44A (The Old
Hall) and
No 46 (The Priory)
(formerly listed as Eccles-
25.2.52 II field Priorty (No 46)

Former priory and house, now 3 dwellings. c1300 chapel block with altered con-
temporary crosswing and C19 restoration, house dated 1736. Sandstone : chapel block
thinly coursed rubble, crosswing coursed and squared, house ashlar. Tiled
roofs, stone slate to crosswing. Irregular range : chapel block 3 storeys,
2 bays with 2 storey crosswing with single-bay gable set back to left. House
to left 3 storeys, 5 bays with 2 storey single-bay addition to its left.
Chapel block : large quoins, set-back offset buttresses to right. Arched door
to right a square-headed loop to left and to first floor. Upper floor
with 2-light trefoil-headed window to right, and single cusped lancet to left,
both with leaded lights. Crosswing : tall 3-light cavetto-moulded mullion
and transom window to ground floor, the central light a door. Hoodmould with
square stops, Similar tall 3-light window above with round-headed central
light, hoodmould. Gable copings and ball finial. House : chamfered plinth.
Central part-glazed door in chamfered quoined surround, dated lintel. All
ground and first floor bays with cross-mullioned wood casements beneath flat
arches. Three 2nd floor windows of 2 lights set beneath eaves. Lower 2-
storey addition to left has one 3-light casement to each floor. Right return :
chapel to left has lancet window beneath east window of 3 trefoil.headed lancets
under one arch, hoodmould. C19 stack to right at eaves has twin conical shafts.
To right, in angle with crosswing, an external stack with shaped shaft.
Crosswing to right has small C18 flat-roofed single-storey porch with panelled
door and an oeil-de-bouef to its right. Above, 2 cavetto-moulded 3-light
mullion windows. To upper floor a cross-mullioned window to left and a (-light
window to right with transom. Blocked upper floor doorway to right with
chamfered quoined surround. Interior : Chapel : piscina beneath south window,
fitted aumbry in rear wall opposite. Crosswing : original pointed doorway into
chapel. C19 tiled fireplaces depicting The Priory, Ecclesfield Church and
scenes of St. Wandrille. Barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling in first floor room
with acanthus and grape motifs in relief panels. Ecclesfield Priory was an
alien cell of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Wardrille in Normandy.

Listing NGR: SK3526494264

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.