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Ruins of Thorpe Salvin Hall, Thorpe Salvin

Description: Ruins of Thorpe Salvin Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 335839

OS Grid Reference: SK5213981266
OS Grid Coordinates: 452139, 381266
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3258, -1.2186

Location: 2 Lady Field Road, Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S80 3JN

Locality: Thorpe Salvin
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S80 3JN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Thorpe Salvin Old Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(north side, off)
5/77 Ruins of Thorpe Salvin
29.7.66 Hall (formerly listed
as part of Ruins of
Thorpe Salvin Hall and


Ruined mansion. Mid-late C16. For Hercy Sandford (d1582). Rubble limestone,
no roof. 3-storey, 9-bay symmetrical south wall of courtyard-plan mansion having
round corner turrets, projections for external stacks and central porch; bases
of rear corner turrets survive, that on right linked by section of plinth wall.
In Tudor domestic style with transomed, ovolo-moulded mullioned windows mostly
of 3 lights. Large quoins, chamfered plinth. Central porch projection has
doorway with double-chamfered surround and Tudor-arched lintel with hoodmould;
blocked 3-light mullioned window over has hoodmould. Transomed 1st-floor window
with hoodmould now has wooden pigeon holes; transomed 2nd-floor window beneath
dripcourse. 3 bays to each side have blind central stack projections surmounted
by sections of mulled friezes and with diagonally-set stack plinths; bay 2
collapsed above ground floor. Turret at left end ruined, that on right intact
and with windows set on the curve, 2nd-floor window without mullions, string
course beneath rebuilt parapet. Right return: plinth remains and has projection
for stop-chamfered doorway; base of turret on right. Left return: base of rear
turret with chamfered square-headed doorway attached. Interior: rear of facade
has large ground-floor fireplaces of which the relieving arches remain; triangular-
headed fireplaces to upper floors. Heraldic panels on the gatehouse (q.v.)
point to the date of construction being 1565-82. The building was sold to Sir
Edward Osborne in 1636. His successor Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby lived there
until after his marriage; he became Charles II's chief minister and was created
Duke of Leeds in 1694 after which time the family moved to Kiveton Park. A
scheduled Ancient Monument.
M. Girouard, Robert Smythson and The Elizabethan Country House, 1983, p119-
J. Hunter, South Yorkshire: The History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster,
1828-31, p310.
N. Pevsner, BOE, 1967, p515.

Listing NGR: SK5213481285

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

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