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Grimethorpe Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brierley, Barnsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5818 / 53°34'54"N

Longitude: -1.3816 / 1°22'53"W

OS Eastings: 441036

OS Northings: 409639

OS Grid: SE410096

Mapcode National: GBR LWS0.PS

Mapcode Global: WHDCR.R78H

Entry Name: Grimethorpe Hall

Listing Date: 18 April 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333636

Location: Brierley, Barnsley, S72

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: North East

Parish: Brierley

Built-Up Area: Grimethorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Grimethorpe with Brierley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE40NW BRIERLEY BRIERLEY ROAD
(west side)

3/8 Grimethorpe Hall

II*

House; c1670 altered in C18, C19 and C20. Built for Robert Seaton
(Watson and Harrison, p14). English-bond red brick with ashlar
sandstone dressings, rear elevation has herringbone-punched coursed,
squared sandstone. Welsh slate roofs. Square twin-roofed plan
with central staircase, gabled at rear but roofs masked by a linking
parapet to entrance front. 2 storeys with half-basement to rear,
attic. 5-bay entrance front. Rubble-stone plinth wall beneath
chamfered band, stone quoins. Renewed central door in quoined
surround with projecting mouldings, plinth blocks and imposts. Deep
lintel with curved soffit and face cut into the form of a keyblock
and short flanking pilasters, cornice. To each side of door a 2-
storey brick pilaster with moulded stone band approximately 1 metre
from plinth and another beneath a linking cornice, small shaped inset
stones decorate each pilaster. Ground- and 1st-floor bays all with
renewed sashes with glazing bars, projecting sills and continuous
bands above plain lintels. Attic storey has small, blind, central
opening beneath glazed oculus in square ashlar panel with ledge and
cornice. Flanking 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows with
leaded lights. Ashlar coping to flat-topped parapet which slopes
down to each side with the angle of the roof. Projecting lateral
stacks with stone quoins to ground and first floors, rebuilt in
C20 brickwork above. Rear: 3 storeys, 3 bays. Bands above windows
continued from front elevation. Central basement doorway with
chamfered quoined surround and curved head, inserted 2-light
mullioned window above. Altered openings to flanking bays. Ground
floor has central cross-mullioned window with leaded lights flanked
by sashed windows with glazing bars. 3 cross-mullioned windows to
1st floor. Attic floor has three 2-light mullioned windows, the
central window set in a small gabled dormer with kneelers and copings,
the outer windows set in the coped gables of the main roofs. Right
return: inserted doorway in bonded ashlar surround with 2-light
mullioned overlight. Projecting stack to each side. Cross-mullioned
window to first floor at each end. Parapet rebuilt in C20 brickwork.
Left return: blocked quoined doorway to left now a window, above it
a renewed double-chamfered cross-mullioned window. Other blocked
cross-mullioned windows. 2 projecting stacks. Parapet wall rebuilt
in C20 brickwork.

Interior: 3 Doric columns to right of entrance hall now painted but
apparently stone. Several chamfered quoined doorways some with old
cross-boarded doors with decorative iron hinges. A doorway in rear
right basement is set beneath a wooden broken-pedimented head.
M.R.Watson and M.Harrison, Brereley: A History of Brierley, 1975.
Photographs in NMR


Listing NGR: SE4103609639

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