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Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 31 NE 4/59 14.2.1952

SHARLSTON THE GREEN Sharlston Hall (Formerly listed as "Old Hall Farmhouse"


Manor house, now 2 dwellings. Dated 1574 on porch, but thought to be of C15, C16 and C17 builds. Timber frame, cased in stone and now rendered, with roof of stone slates. L-shaped plan formed by alterations and successive additions to an early C15 hall of linear hearth-passage plan, making a long and irregular range facing south, with a projecting west wing. Now all 2- storeys, plus an attic in one wing. The south facade of the main range has 5 irregularly-disposed and unequal gables, including a small 2-storey gabled porch offset right of centre, the upper floor and jettied gable of which have exposed decorative framing of small square panels with quadrant braces, the rail and tie-beam bearing a Latin inscription and the date 1574 (see RCHM p. 25, note 54); the hall to the left has a large 5-light mullion-and-transom window (which is matched by an opposed window in the rear wall), while an inserted gabled dormer with a 3-light mullioned window breaks the eaves to the right of this. To the right of the porch are the gables of inner and outer east wings, both with slightly set-back upper floors; the inner, slightly overlapped by the porch, has a 3-light casement at ground floor, two 2-light casements at 1st floor, and a square casement to the attic; the outer, which has a catslide roof on the further side, has 2 altered windows at ground floor a 2-and a 3-light mullioned window at ground floor and one above, and (on the further side of an attached garden wall) mullioned windows of 2 and 3 lights, and a tall gabled dormer rising from the return wall. The hall has a ridge chimney slightly left of the porch. To the left of the hall the gable of a mid-C15 solar wing is mostly covered by a low projecting wing added to the front, which itself has a further addition in the re-entrant angle, with twin-gabled jettied upper floor; and a lean-to addition covers the remainder of the re-entrant wall of this wing. The gable of this wing has altered or inserted windows; the return wall has a large external chimney stack close to the front, with offsets, an added porch to the rear of this, then a restored 4-light mullioned window and 2 casements above; the return of the solar wing (which is continuous) has a similar external chimney stack, a 3-light mullioned window to the front of this and a casement above. The rear of the hall has 2 gabled dormers (like that at the front) over the hall window, (and 2 temporary timber buttresses at the time of survey, 1986), a back door (opposed to the porch) and above this a 2-light casement breaking the eaves, with a segmental pediment; the rear of the inner east wing has a built-out ground floor with 2 French windows, casements at 1st floor and a square casement to the attic; the rear of the outer east wing has 2 very large external chimney stacks, the inner of which carries 3-diagonal flues. Interior: details of construction concealed or inaccessible at time of survey (1986), but see RCHM Rural Houses of West Yorkshire 1400-1830, esp. p. 212; and manuscript report in W. Yorks. Archaeological Unit, Wakefield.

Listing NGR: SE3954418879


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Giles, C, Rural Houses of West Yorkshire 1400-1830, (1986), 212


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: 16 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04347/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Mavis Watkin. Source Historic England Archive
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