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Lee Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.886 / 52°53'9"N

Longitude: -2.8883 / 2°53'17"W

OS Eastings: 340325

OS Northings: 332431

OS Grid: SJ403324

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.Q6WM

Mapcode Global: WH89S.LQVC

Entry Name: Lee Old Hall

Listing Date: 27 May 1953

Last Amended: 25 April 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260822

Location: Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ellesmere Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ellesmere St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 43 SW
9/122 Lee Old Hall(formerly listed
- as Lee Hall)
Farmhouse, now house. Probably c.1550 with dated extensions of 1594 for
a Mr. Charleton, agent to the Earl of Bridgewater, and 1651 for Stephen
Hatchett; C19 additions and alterations. Timber framed with rendered
and painted brick infill; slate roofs. Original part to rear apparently
in 2 framed bays and 2-bay cross-wing with projecting porch added to front
in 1594 forming basic L-plan. 2-storey porch (1651) attached to left
gable end of cross-wing. 2 storeys and attics. Framing: mid-C16 range
has square panels, 3 from cill to wall-plate with plinth painted black and
white in imitation of timber frame. Jowled wall posts and renewed tie
beam to left gable end. Two-storey gabled porch to front is jettied to
first floor and attic with moulded bressumers, upper superscribed " ANNO {
DOMINI { 1594". C20 plank door under lean-to hood flanked by contemporary
fixed-light windows in apparently earlier surrounds. 2-light leaded latticed
casement to first floor, which has herringbone patterns to front and sides.
Herringbone decoration with 4 middle rails to remainder of cross-wing includ-
ing to gable ends and gable above eaves to right. Original late C16 fenestra-
tion; 2 mullioned and transomed windows with leaded latticed lights to right
of porch on ground floor and 2 mullioned windows also with leaded lights
(right latticed) directly below eaves. Gable above eaves has similar 2-
light windows and mullioned windows with leaded latticed lights on each floor
to left gable end. Former 2-storey porch attached to left gable end is
now open to ground floor and supported to front by brick wall. Close-set
vertical posts with middle rail. 4-light leaded window has Cl7 moulded cill.
C19 red brick integral lateral stack to back wall of cross-wing on left and
similar stack in bottom of roof slope at junction between mid-C16 part and
cross-wing (right side). C19 flat-roofed addition running full length of
right side of mid-C16 range incorporates formerly gabled (now flat-roofed)
timber framed projection abutting right gable end of 1594 range. C19 two-
storey gabled brick range, painted black and white in imitation of timber
frame, at right-angles to rear of mid-C16 range. Interior. Inspection
not possible at time of resurvey (March 1987) but known to have panelling and
overmantel dated 1657 similar to that of Shade Oak Farmhouse (q.v. under Cockshutt
C.P.). Cellar beneath right room of 1594 range. B.O.E.p. 164; H.E. Forrest
in Trans. Salop. Arch. Soc. 4th Series, Vol. VII (1918-19), pp. 157-8.

Listing NGR: SJ4032532431

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