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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1130559



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Burton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55712

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5/9 Burton Hall



Hall: early C17 for John Worden, some small C19 additions. English bond orange brick with buff sandstone dressings, Welsh slate roof and 4 gable stone capped brick chimneys. Square in plan. 3-storey over basement, symmetrical 3-bay front. Chamfered stone plinth, flush stone quoins, continuous label mould at 2nd floor. The front is under a stone-coped and finialled triangular gable. Ground storey has a chamfered 4-centred arched doorcase, approached by 10 stone steps, with a flat hood mould containing a C19 oak panelled door. To either side are 3-light rebated and chamfered mullioned and transomed windows with label moulds, similar but unrebated windows in 1st floor and blocked 4-light window in the gable with single lights to either side and above. Both sides have similar gables with similar windows including mullioned windows in the plinth. Interior: entry into small hall which contains late C17 dogleg oak staircase with twisted balusters, square newels and heavy handrail. 4 rooms on each main storey, with room to left of entrance wainscotted with cornice and wooden surround to a corner fireplace. Heavy, deeply chamfered ceiling beams carried on moulded wooden post and corbel at 1st floor. 8-panelled doors with reeded rails at 1st floor. Described by Webb in 1623 as "the fair and fine conceitedly built house of brick". D King, The Vale Royall of England, London 1656. The hall gives the impression of a tower house and belongs to the same tradition as the Little Castle at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, but of a smaller scale.

Listing NGR: SJ5089063864

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King, D, The Vale Royal of England, (1656)

National Grid Reference: SJ 50890 63864


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