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Description: Moorgate Hall and Attached Outbuilding
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 335689
OS Grid Reference: SK4313192071
OS Grid Coordinates: 443131, 392071
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4237, -1.3524
SK4392 ROTHERHAM MOORGATE ROAD
10/54 Moorgate Hall and
19.10.51 (formerly listed as
Large house with attached outbuilding. C17, rebuilt early C18; late C18
outbuilding probably by John Platt for Samuel Tooker (Potts, pli). Deeply-
coursed, dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof; stone slates to outbuilding.
Square on plan with internal angle to front right; outbuildings to right return
(single-storey outbuilding not of special interest). 2 storeys with attics,
total of 4 first-floor windows to entrance front.
Entrance front: central 6-panel door (4 fielded, 2 flush) in ashlar surround.
4 sashes with thick glazing bars in square-faced surrounds, that to left of door
blind and painted; continuous dripmould. Above door a small chamfered, round-
arched window with stanchion and dripstone. To right a large sash with glazing
bars in cavetto-moulded surround,matching window to left blind and painted.
Internal angle to right infilled by lean-to garage; matching lst-floor sash.
Eaves cornice forms gutter. Hipped roof with rebuilt, quoined, stack to front
slope, hipped-roof dormers to side slopes.
Rear: 1:3:1 bays. Central bays break forward, are 3-storeyed and have pediment
and lst- and 2nd-floor quoinstrips and cornices, the lst-floor cornice continuing
across outer bays.
Ground floor: 16-pane sashes in architraves beneath continuous dripmould, central
1st floor: sashes with glazing bars in architraves with double lintels and small
keyblocks, central architrave eared and deeper (as doorway) and with segmental
2nd floor: 3 horizontally-sliding sashes in architraves. Pediment corniced with
oeil-de-boeuf (in architrave) in tympanum.
Left return: 5 bays. Central 6-panel door at mid-floor height has eared architrave
and external steps. Small sashes with glazing bars to ground floor, 5 large sashes
to 1st floor in cavetto-moulded surrounds; bay-2 window blind. 3 roof dormers.
Outbuilding: facade set back to left of rear of house has 2 doorways in bonded
surrounds. Central door flanked by large flat-arched windows, right window with
horizontally-sliding sash; 2 similar lst-floor windows have lintels tooled as
voussoirs. Hipped roof with truncated ridge stack to right.
Interior: excellent late C17 staircase with alternate barley-sugar and turned
balusters. Separate stairs to attics with splat balusters (attics not inspected).
Kitchen retains large elliptically-arched fireplace with imposts and keystone,
opening infilled by good C19 cast-iron range. Some C17 wall-cupboards and panelled
doors. Keyed round-arched doorhead in passage near attic stairs.
1st floor: pedimented doorway at head of stairs has bolection-moulded architrave;
central rear room has marble fireplace and plaster frieze. Room to front right
has bolection-moulded fireplace and canvas-panelled walls. Other good features of
J. Guest, Historic Notices of Rotherham, 1879, p526.
J. D. Potts, Platt of Rotherham, Mason-Architects, 1700-1810, Sheffield, 1959.
Listing NGR: SK4313192071
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