THE OLD HALL AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALL TO FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1355196

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 11-May-1988

Statutory Address: THE OLD HALL AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALL TO FRONT, PURSTON LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OLD HALL AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALL TO FRONT, PURSTON LANE

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

District: Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Ackworth

National Grid Reference: SE4384418010

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Details

ACKWORTH PURSTON LANE SE41NW (west side) High Ackworth 2/22 The Old Hall and 6.6.1952 attached garden wall to front (formerly listed as "The Old Hall") - II*

Lesser gentry hall-house, now house. Later C17, altered; restoration in progress at time of survey (1987). Coursed squared sandstone, stone slate roof. T-plan formed by 2-unit end-lobby-entry front range with single-unit rear wing. Symmetrical 2½-storey twin-gabled south front with 5 first-floor windows; chamfered plinth, dripbands on 2 levels (carried round); inserted central doorway with 3-light overlight, 3-light double-chamfered mullioned windows on all floors, mostly with geometrical leaded glazing and many with renewed mullions and/or surrounds: all 4 at ground floor transomed and with lowered sills (the lower lights with plain glazing); one attic window with hoodmould in each gable (now of renewed masonry), ridged gable and parapet copings (in course of renewal). External chimney stacks to both gable walls; the left gable wall has a single-light window forward of the stack; the right-hand gable wall has a cross-window at ground floor and a 2-light window above (also forward of the stack), and the rear wall at this end has a Tudor- arched doorway (formerly the main entrance) and a 3-light window above. The east side of the rear wing has a similar Tudor-arched doorway next to the rear corner, a transomed 3-light window to the left, three 2-light windows at 1st floor, and an attic gable with a 2-light window (renewed masonry at this level). The west side of this wing has an unusual squint window in the angle with the front range, a cross-window and a 6-light window to the left at ground floor, and windows above these of 2 and 3 lights respectively. (All these windows have leaded glazing matching the front). Attached in front of the main range a garden wall of large blocks with rounded coping encloses a rectangular garden approx. 15 metres wide and 10 metres deep, with a gateway in line with the front door. Interior: parlour (to left) has muntin-and-rail panelling, Tudor-arched fireplace with fluted pilasters to Renaissance-style overmantel; housebody (to right), partly partitioned to make entrance passage, has similar Tudor- arched fireplace, and large chamfered spine beam; kitchen in rear wing has very fine arched stone fireplace approx. 3 metres wide, with chamfered surround, and Tudor-arched doorway to lobby entrance on the right; fine full- height dog-legged staircase has square newels with ball finials and turned balusters; chamber over housebody (now partitioned) has moulded plastered beams; attic contains 5 collar trusses with knee braces to collars, and angle struts.

Listing NGR: SE4384418010

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Legacy System number: 342622

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