MOOR HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1361828
Date first listed:
11-Oct-1968
Statutory Address:
MOOR HALL, PRESCOT ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MOOR HALL, PRESCOT ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
West Lancashire (District Authority)
Parish:
Aughton
National Grid Reference:
SD 41148 05366

Details

AUGHTON PRESCOT ROAD SD 40 NW

8/20 Moor Hall 11-10-1968 II*

House. Circa 1600, altered probably early C19 and restored late C19. Painted sandstone and brick with remains of timber frame. Slate roof. Main part of house of stone and of H-plan. 2 storeys with attic. Each cross-wing has a 5-light late C19 mullioned window with transom on the ground floor, 2 sashes with no glazing bars on the 1st floor, and a 6- pane sash to the attic. The recessed centre is of 2 bays. The left-hand bay contains a 2-storey canted bay window, mullioned on the ground floor and sashed with no glazing bars above. To the right is a gabled 2-storey porch which has a C19 Tudor-arched doorway. Above is an inscribed tablet said to be dated 1566 and with the shield and initials of Peter Stanley. To the right of the main building is a one-bay link to a lower gabled kitchen wing. This is of painted brick encasing the remains of a timber frame and has casement windows. Chimneys to right and left of cross- wings, to right of kitchen wing and at rear of hall. At the rear are some original mullioned windows. Interior: at each end of the cross-passage are re-hung studded doors with moulded ribs and strap hinges. The entrance hall contains elaborate C17 panelling, with carved grotesque figures, angels, and foliage, probably brought from elsewhere and reconstructed in the late C19. The hall, to the left, is lined mostly with C18 raised and fielded panelling and has an overmantel constructed partly from woodwork of c1600 above a stone fireplace with Tudor arch. The exposed ceiling joists are chamfered and stopped. The left-hand (west) cross-wing has a dado of bolection-moulded panels. A closed-well stair has similar panels and newels with sunken moulded panels. It is probably of c1700. On the 1st floor wallposts forming part of the timber frame of the kitchen wing are visible, at the junction between the gabled wing and the link, which was also timber-framed. The attic over the main part of the house has closely-spaced trusses with raking struts and king posts. Most of the latter have been cut through to form a passage. The rear gable of the right-hand (east) cross-wing has a closed fishbone king-post truss, now re-faced with a C19 copy on the outside. Redundant windbrace mortises suggest that all the gables had exposed decorative trusses, now replaced by stone and brick.

Listing NGR: SD4114805366

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
357779
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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