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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: 1130566



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Duddon

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: 55733

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(West Side)

5/29 Duddon Old Hall.



Farmhouse: late C16, graffito date of 1772, early C19 alterations and additions and late C19 restoration of timber framing. Partly timber-framed on stone plinth, partly washed brick. Graduated stone-slate roof, and some Welsh slate. Projecting stone stacks at either end. 1 plastered ridge chimney. Plan of hall and crosswing. 2-storey, 4-bay south front. Left end bay is timber framed and projects under barge-boarded gable. 5-light ovolo moulded wood-mullioned windows with smaller 4-light windows at high level to either side. Studding in ground storey, lozenges and shaped balusters in first floor and lozenges and serpentine struts in the gable. Carved brackets and tiebeams. 2nd bay has wooden doorcase with a triangular pediment and a 6-panelled door. Windows are 2 and 3-light casements under flat wedged stone heads and stone sills. Graffito date on right end, diagonal strutting in rear gable and added parallel range to rear. Interior: Broad entrance hall with hall to right. This has inglenook with massive oak bressumer and heck post with former entry against screen. Chamfered ceiling beams. To left is parlour and above is main chamber. This is open to the ridge and wainscotted throughout with fluted panels at the top. Moulded stone fireplace with depressed arch, 6-panelled door with reeded rails. Similar door to cupboard at top of stairs. Some wainscotting in bathroom and door with curved H-hinges. Room over hall with deeply chamfered and stopped ceiling beam. Winder stair to rear shows blocked diamond-mullioned window. Range to rear were cheeserooms, with base of stone press below and whey rotted floorboards above.

The unusual windows in the crosswing would have exactly matched those in Church House, Tarvin (q.v.) and were also used by Douglas at The Bars and the Owen Owen building, Eastgate Street, Chester. A photograph of the unrestored gable is given in J Parkinson and E A Ould Old Cottages, Farm Houses and other half-timbered buildings. London 1904.

Listing NGR: SJ5156364719

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Parkinson, , Ould, , Old Cottages Farm Houses and other half timbered buildings in Shropshire Herefordshire and Cheshire, (1904)

National Grid Reference: SJ 51546 64697


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