Werneth Hall


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Werneth Hall, 148, Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, OL8 1QZ


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Statutory Address:
Werneth Hall, 148, Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, OL8 1QZ

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

Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 91561 04104


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/10/2020

SD9104SE 780-1/7/89

OLDHAM WERNETH HALL ROAD (north west side) No.148, Werneth Hall

(Formerly listed as Werneth Hall, WERNETH HALL ROAD)


II House, subsequently a residential home, converted back to a domestic dwelling. Original buildings C17 or earlier, extensively altered. Coursed and squared sandstone with stone flagged and Welsh slate roofs. Two-storeyed, two parallel gabled wings now linked by new (1990-91) main range, replacing a smaller cottage, itself perhaps on the site of an original hall range. Earliest surviving building probably the south-west wing.

Two storeys over cellar, but with internal changes of level. Coped gables each side. three tier five-light mullioned and transomed window to ground floor with hood mould, and similar two tier window above, both with some renewal to mullions. Similar windows in opposite gable to rear. Two added gables against the return of this wing to Frederick Street: left-hand gable probably late C18. Also coursed rubble, with angle quoins. Main entrance to right in moulded architrave, with inserted French window to left. Narrower wing to right added in later C19, with renewed two-light casement window on each floor, and projecting side wall gathered chimney. North-east wing has not always been in full domestic use. Five-light mullioned and transomed window on each floor in gable facing Werneth Hall Road, with doorway to left. Present roof runs parallel to street, and is probably the result of earlier alterations reducing the height of the gable. Inserted windows in side return and opposite gable end, with former pitching eye still visible towards apex. INTERIOR: fragmentary remains of original building survive in the south-west wing, including a wide voussoir arched fireplace in the north-west ground floor room. Internal cross wall timber-framed at least at attic level, with square panels with wattling. Queen post and strut roof truss with collar.

Listing NGR: SD9156104104


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Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1906), 95-96
'Proceedings' in Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, , Vol. 8, (1890), 147-150
Stansfield-Cudworth, R E, 'Gentry, Gentility, and Genealogy in Lancashire The Cudworths of Werneth Hall' in Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, , Vol. 111, (2019), 48-80


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: 10 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03735/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Pamela Jackson. Source Historic England Archive
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