Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1135105

Date first listed: 14-May-1973



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District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Morley

National Grid Reference: SE 26225 28114


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SE2628 SW LS27 DAWSON HILL MORLEY 7/20 Morley Hall 14.5.73 GV II

House. Dated 1683 but mainly with early C19 fenestration and with later C19 alterations and additions to rear. Large well-coursed dressed stone, Welsh blue-slate roof. 2 storeys. Appears originally to have been of 3-room plan with hall-and-crosswing and gable-entry doorway dated 1683. 1st cell has added full height canted bay with band and embattled parapet and 15-pane sash with plain-stone surround to each face and floor. Central cell has semicircular-arched stairwindow with voussoirs and raised keystone to left of doorway in shallow porch with monolithic jambs and lintel and cyma-moulded cornice and sash window above. Right wing breaks forward slightly and has quoins and canted bay-window with small-paned sash to each face, cornice and blocking course. 2 sash windows above. Coped gable with kneelers and one ball finial. Coped gable to left. Lateral stack (brick) to rear of 1st cell, ashlar ridge-stack at junction with wing. Large lateral stack to right-hand return of wing. Left-hand return has C17 doorway with composite jambs dated lintel and cyma-moulded surround to left of single sash to 1st cell with same above. To left of door long added range at right angles to front range has 2 projecting full height rectangular bays with mullioned windows and embattled parapet. Coped gables, one ridge stack to this range.

Attached to front is plaque inscribed:

" Built in 1683 by Thomas Dawson whose Grand-Daughter married Lord Loughborough (Lord Chancellor of England) The residence of Oliver and Alice Scatcherd from 1884-1906. "

Formerly the home of Sir William Overend Priestley (1829-1900) the distinguished physician.

Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE2622528114


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 341810

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing