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Latitude: 53.4929 / 53°29'34"N
Longitude: -2.7186 / 2°43'7"W
OS Eastings: 352419
OS Northings: 399817
OS Grid: SJ524998
Mapcode National: GBR 9XG1.6M
Mapcode Global: WH86Z.6GNM
Entry Name: Birchley Hall
Listing Date: 23 August 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1343273
English Heritage Legacy ID: 216300
Location: Billinge Chapel End, St. Helens, WN5
County: St. Helens
Civil Parish: Billinge Chapel End
Built-Up Area: Billinge
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: Billinge St Aidan
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SJ 59 NW BILLINGE CHAPEL END BIRCHLEY ROAD
4/10 Birchley Hall
House, now Sue Ryder Memorial Home. 1594 for James
Anderton. South wing, 1618 for James or Christopher
Anderton. Stone with stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 5 bays,
all with gables, 2nd and 4th bays project, end bays project
further. Gables are coped with kneelers. Most windows have
ovolo mullions and label moulds and are of 3 and 4 lights.
End bay windows and ground floor window of central bay
replaced by C18 windows which are sashed with glazing bars.
Entrance to 4th bay has Tudor head. Blocked entrance to 1st
floor of 2nd bay with inserted window. South chapel wing
has varied fenestration with some hollow-chamfered mullions
to ground floor windows. External stair on brick arches to
2nd floor inserted entrance in 1st bay. Interior: remains
of priest's hole and secret cupboard, 1st floor stair has
turned balusters. Some Tudor arched door heads. C18
fireplace in 1st floor room. A secret printing press
operated in the house c.1647, the 1st post-Reformation
Catholic press in England.
Listing NGR: SJ5241999817
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