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Harley Hall Manor House, Wentworth

Description: Harley Hall Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 335594

OS Grid Reference: SK3716998506
OS Grid Coordinates: 437169, 398506
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4820, -1.4414

Location: Dike Hill, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7UL

Locality: Wentworth
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S62 7UL

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Listing Text

(north side),

4/87 Nos 1 (Manor House),
2 and 3(Harley Hall)
23.3.79 and No 4 (formerly
partly listed as
Low Farm Farmhouse)


Group of houses, now 3 dwellings. C16 core of two builds (Ryder);
C18 and C19 additions; C20 alterations. Sandstone rubble; stone
slate, Welsh slate and C20 cement-tile roofs. C16 part, H-plan;
C18 house added parallel to left cross-wing and C19 house added to
right cross-wing in line with C16 hall-block. 2 storeys, 6 1st floor windows
to C16 part. Entrance front: altered door and window openings; C20
casements. C20 door in broad cross-wing to right; flanking 3-light
windows on both floors; wall-plate ends exposed. Hall block of two
1st-floor windows has 2-light and 3-light casements. Left cross-wing
has door to left of 3-light casement; two 2-light casements to 1st floor;
truncated end stack. Left cross-wing retains stone slate roof; hall
block has C20 cement tiles with ridge stack to left; Welsh slate to
right cross-wing. Added C18 block to left has renewed gable windows
and end stack. C19 block to right: door to left; 2 windows to each
floor, irregular fenestration; window in single-storey addition to right;
end stacks; lateral stack of cross-wing penetratesfront roof slope.

Rear: exposed timber-framing. Wall posts to central block and inner
corners of cross-wings. Jowled-head king-post truss to right gable.
Principals and truncated king-post in left gable; external stack.
Left return: altered, C18 2-window front. Large quoins; central door
flanked by renewed 3-light casements.

Interior: cross-wing to left (gutted at time of resurvey) has 3 wall
posts, mid-rails and spine beams; 2 king-post trusses with braces to
ridge. Side wall of cross-wing set a short distance from the wall
partitioning off hall block, the latter with vertical studding above
high rail (the gap beneath perhaps originally linked by a coved dais
canopy). Hall block: studded partition wall exposed in chamber; central
king-post truss; another truss against broader cross-wing to right. This
cross-wing has full-height studded partition wall on raised sill; blocked
1st-floor doorway to rear chamber; front chamber with rebuilt side wall
fireplace and C17 painting on tie beam; framing in rear rooms of cross-wing
concealed. No 4 included in item because it incorporates rear part of
the right cross-wing at time of resurvey.

P. F. Ryder, 'Vernacular Buildings in South Yorkshire',
Archaeological Journal, vol 137, 1980, p380, (plan).

Listing NGR: SK3716998506

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Source: English Heritage

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