BURTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1130559
Date first listed:
22-Oct-1952
Statutory Address:
BURTON HALL, THE VILLAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BURTON HALL, THE VILLAGE

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Burton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 50890 63864

Details

SJ 56 SW BURTON C.P. THE VILLAGE (South Side)

5/9 Burton Hall

22/10/1952

GV II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
55712
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
King, D, The Vale Royal of England, (1656)

Legal

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

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Date: 15 Sep 2001
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