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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: 1184100



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


District: Wirral

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 215417

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The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1075366, in the parish of Heswall. this entry was removed from the list on 6th May 2015.

SJ 28 SE 5/2


Gayton Gayton Hall 15.11.62

G.V. II*

House. Late C17, recased c.1750. Brick with stone dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys, 9 bays, the central 3 bays break forward. Moulded stone base, 2 bands between floors and top cornice and parapet. Windows have gauged-brick flat arches with keystones, and are sashed with glazing bars, most of 12 panes, those to 2nd floor of 16 panes. 1st bay of 2nd floor has no window, 1st 3 bays show signs of repair after fire damage. Central entrance, now window,has architrave and Ionic doorcase with broken segmental pediment. Later entrance to 7th bay has brick porch; inner entrance has bolection moulded architrave. 3 brick stacks. Left return of 4 bays is similar, right return has 2 coped gables, ground floor casement windows. Rear has central 2 bays recessed with gables and C20 leaded casements, 3 bays to each side have sashed windows, those to left with kitchen wing and 1st floor terrace with balustrade. Central gabled porch. Interior: ground floor rooms with C19 panelling, doors, window shutters etc.; one room has fireplace with large oak beam and panelling part possibly re-used chest. C17 stair has moulded close string, turned balusters and square newels, probably altered, some balusters used in low screen with gate on landing. Central room of 1st floor has bolection-moulded raised panelling, a C20 copy of original work, fireplace has decorated stone lintel; another room has raised panelling, probably early C18. 2nd floor has collar and tie beam trusses, some carpenters' marks and re-used timber; rear gabled bays have sawn-through tie beams at junction with main roof; one wide-boarded door. William of Orange stayed here as guest of Gleggs, 2 evergreen oaks in garden, planted to commemorate the visit, are named William and Mary.

Listing NGR: SJ2732680420

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National Grid Reference: SJ 27331 80414


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