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Biddulph Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1388 / 53°8'19"N

Longitude: -2.1604 / 2°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 389367

OS Northings: 360197

OS Grid: SJ893601

Mapcode National: GBR 12T.6MW

Mapcode Global: WHBC7.SCFK

Entry Name: Biddulph Old Hall

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275206

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Biddulph St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 86 SE Biddulph Old Hall
3/1
13.4.51 II*

Farmhouse attached to ruins of Biddulph Old Hall (A.M.). Late C17, but
incorporating parts of Hall of 1580's; C18 and late C19 additions and
alterations. Coursed and dressed sandstone; stone slate roof; verge
parapets and massive side stacks. House forms roughly an 'L' plan, backed up
against the Old Hall to the south. Entrance front: irregular composition
with screen walls and octagonal and domed tower of Old Hall incorporated into
roof to left, with 3-storey link block. Two storeys and attic, approximately
30m long, broken in centre by massive projecting stone stack, pitched
reductions to right, capped by brick shafts and with further stone stack
adjacent to right; range of 2-light windows to right; cyma recta reveals
and chamfered mullions; 3 windows to left of stacks; similar with 3 lights:
one to ground floor and 2 to first; the left-hand set in slight break with
pilaster mullions, probably re-used. Further 3-light window above set in
link block. Mid-C19 single-storey lean-to porch set between stacks and
left-hand break; round-arched entry, corbelled imposts with flanking carved
memorial devices; boarded door. Projecting C19 gabled wing of one bay to
extreme left and in line with A.M. frontage: incorporating much re-used
material. Garden front: to west. Blind gabled projecting 3-storey C18 bay
to left and A.M. to right flanking rear of C17 house with labelled 4-light
(round section) mullion and transom hall window packed into angle to left;
king mullion to left suggests this was formerly of 6 lights; mullioned
windows to first floor of 3 and 2 lights. North front: C17 gable to left
with a range of three 3-light mullioned windows; C18 wing flush to right
with a range of 3-light casements and entrance to left. Biddulph Old Hall
was actually brought down by 'Roaring Meg', the Parliamentarian's cannon, in
1643, ending a seige of attrition, where Brereton faced Brereton in command
on both sides. The farmhouse of a single range and simple link was built on
to these ruins some time later by the newly impoverished Biddulph family, who
added the modest later wings to both sides. Entrance axes have vacillated
from the grand avenue of the 1580's to the south, C17 to the east, C18 to the
north and C19 from the east again.


Listing NGR: SJ8936760197

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