CHORLEY OLD HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1234539
Date first listed:
10-Sep-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
06-Jul-1984
Statutory Address:
CHORLEY OLD HALL, RYLEYS LANE

Map

© Crown Copyright and database right 2021. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2021. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1234539.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 16-Jan-2021 at 00:12:31.

Location

Statutory Address:
CHORLEY OLD HALL, RYLEYS LANE

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Alderley Edge
National Grid Reference:
SJ 83750 78129

Details

SJ 87 NW ALDERLEY EDGE C.P. RYLEYS LANE (South Side)

4/66 Chorley Old Hall. (formerly listed as 10/9/1959 Chorley Hall and outbuildings)

GV I

Sub-Manor house: c1330 for de Chorley family, timber-framed portion of c1560 for Davenport family and refenestration and internal alterations c1640 for Thomas Stanley. Late C18 repairs and major renovations of 1915 and 1975. L-shaped plan.

South range: coursed buff sandstone rubble with some later ashlar and brick in right gable. Kerridge stone-slate roof and 1 stone chimney. 2-storey, 3-bay (each gabled) north front. Left end bay has a 4-light, rebated ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed window below, larger 5-light above with a flat moulded hood. Heavy timberwork of close studding with middle rail in gable. Central bay has an original moulded, rebated, 2-centred arched doorcase to screens passage under a label mould. This contains a heavy studded 6-board oak door with long iron strap hinges. Above is a similar 5-light window with light timberwork in gable. Right end bay has a 6-light mullioned and transomed window below with a central king mullion and the more usual 5-light above. Herringboning in gable. Rainheads dated 1915. To rear is a similar door to the screens passage, a 3-light hollow chamfered stone mullioned window to the buttery, and an original double rebated 2-light mullion under a label mould to the hall. Early, possibly C16 brickwork in gable.

West range: small timber framing with decorated panels, on stone plinth. Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and a massive lateral stone chimney. 2-storey, 2-bay east front with a central gable. To left are wooden 5-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed widows. To right is a door with a similar 3-light window above. In timber framing on ground storey, there is a chevron pattern. Projecting moulded beam at 1st floor. Roundels and cross motif in panels of 1st storey and in gable the major timbers are on the diagonal. Interior: South range: Screens passage has an arcade of 4, 2-centred arched doorways to service rooms and the kitchen passage. Spere posts survive but now filled in with C17 timber framing, and wattle and daub. Buttery has remains of spiral stone staircase to solar and existing wooden stair has some mid C17 turned balusters. Solar has squint window into hall, and upper crucks sprung from carved stone corbels. Floor inserted in hall c1640 and massive stone fireplace is now hidden by later brick example. East range: has wainscotting and 6-panelled doors of c1640 and a 1913 repaired Jacobean style overmantle. 2 Elizabethan stone fireplaces upstairs. This sub-manor house still stands within its moat and the hall unlike other Cheshire examples has not been swamped by later additions. R A Cordingley and R B Wood-Jones "Chorley Hall Cheshire" Ancient Monument Society Transactions 1960, 61-86.

Listing NGR: SJ8375078129

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
58232
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society' in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, (1960), 61-86

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 03 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/11241/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].