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Description: Whiston Hall
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335732
OS Grid Reference: SK4474290103
OS Grid Coordinates: 444742, 390103
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4059, -1.3284
SK49SW WHISTON CHAFF LANE
(north side, off)
Manor house now nursing home. Early C16 core, encased and extended in early
C17, further extended C18 and with later alterations. Some internal timber
framing; coursed dressed sandstone; C20 cement-tile roof. Irregular plan: 5-bay
main range to right with cross-wing to left, single-room wing set back to far
left. 2 storeys with partial cellars, total of 7 bays to entrance front.
Main range: plinth, large quoins, 1st-floor band. Bay 2 has C20 door in
architrave with dripstone set above band. To right, three 3-light square-faced
mullioned windows to each floor have renewed casements with glazing bars; matching
2-light window above door has no mullion. To left a large 30-pane sash cuts
through earlier opening and rises above band. Shaped kneelers, ashlar gable copings
and renewed brick stack to right end of range. Truncated ashlar ridge stack to
left of door and large corniced ridge stack to its right. Cross-wing: large C20
casement to each floor, ground-floor lintel band, 1st-floor window cuts through
earlier opening. Shaped kneelers, chamfered gable copings. Lateral stack to left
has renewed brick shaft. Wing projecting from left return has chamfered plinth
and 2-light double-chamfered mullioned window to each floor, ground-floor window
has dripstone. Shaped kneelers, chamfered gable copings and tall, corniced, ashlar
end stack. Finial at junction of cross-wing and wing roofs. Some double-chamfered
window openings to rear elevations and to end wall of wing.
Interior: framing of 3-bay structure incorporated in cross-wing and partly visible
at foot and head of present staircase; king-post roof trusses (RCHM). Loft space
above adjacent bay of main range has simple king-post truss (no struts) and sections
of stud partition adjacent to ridge stack (possible remains of smokehood).
RCHM report 1973, National Monuments Record.
Listing NGR: SK4474290103
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