WALTON OLD HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1135036

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Feb-1988

Statutory Address: WALTON OLD HALL, SMIDDY HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WALTON OLD HALL, SMIDDY HILL

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

District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Walton

National Grid Reference: SE 44252 47695

Summary

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History

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Details

SE44NW WALTON SMIDDY HILL LS23 (west side)

2/135 Walton Old Hall 1 2.9.52 (formerly listed as Walton Hall)

GV II

Manor house. Rebuilt early C18 by Nicholas or John Fairfax (Speight, p.395); extended later (Speight p.387); extensive C20 alterations. Irregularly- coursed magnesian limestone rubble, stone slate roof. L-shaped plan: 2 storeys, 1:3 windows to 1st floor on north side. Quoins; double-chamfered, mullioned windows (mostly renewed). Gabled wing projecting on left has 4- light window beneath an old, transomed 4-light window; main range set back on right has a plain doorway on left of a 3-light window and small lean-to addition beyond; 3-light window to 1st floor flanked by 2-light windows. Stone stacks to eaves on left and to ridge of hipped main-range roof on right. C20 porch on south side flanked by 5-light windows to left and 2- and 3-light windows on right. Left return: lean-to beneath an original 3-light window (restored). Interior not inspected. Built on the site of the ancestral home of the Fairfax family known to have lived here since the 14th century; the descendants including Robert Fairfax, composer, c1500 (previous list description) and Sir Guy Fairfax, prominent Yorkist in the Wars of the Roses. Used as a girls' boarding school in the C19. H. Speight,Lower Wharfedale, 1902. NMR (full photographic record of house prior to C20 renovation).

Listing NGR: SE4425247695

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 342058

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Speight, H , Lower Wharfedale, (1902), 387, 395

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