MITTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1362324
Date first listed:
29-Dec-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Apr-1984
Statutory Address:
MITTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
MITTON HALL

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Ribble Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Little Mitton
National Grid Reference:
SD 71686 38516

Details

SD 73 NW LITTLE MITTON

SD 716 385

10/90 Mitton Hall (formerly listed as Little 29-12-1952 Mitton Hall)

- II*

House, now used as restaurant, c.1844 (VCH), with timber-framed hall of c.1500. Sandstone rubble, partly pebbledashed, with slate roof. 2 storeys with attic. Comprises a central hall, now with external walls of stone, and 2 cross-wings. The left-hand (south) cross-wing has a 10-light mullioned and transomed window on each floor, and a 3-light mullioned attic window. The right-hand cross-wing has a 2-storey mullioned and transomed bay window added in 1874 (VCH). The hall has 2 2-storey gabled projections. The left-hand one has a window on each floor lighting the hall. The right-hand one is a porch which has a doorway of C17th type, with cyma-moulded semicircular arch and moulded imposts. On the lst floor of the hall are 3 mullioned windows of C17th type. Chimneys on outer walls of cross-wings and at rear of hall.

Interior. The hall was restored in 1874. The spere truss has large moulded timber posts with carved braces to a cambered tie. Between tie and principals are thin straight intersecting braces. The central truss has a moulded cambered tie beam with carved braces and moulded principal posts, the rear one terminating over a lateral fireplace. At the high end is an aisled truss with moulded half columns. The 2 intermediate trusses have arch braces. At the low end are 4 moulded timber doorways with Tudor-arched heads, the 2 left-hand ones now blocked by a stair to the later gallery. At gallery level the low end wall has square panels with moulded studs and rails and decorative corner braces. The gallery runs around 3 sides of the hall and has a timber balustrade, partly C17th. The hall fireplace has a Tudor-arched head, and casement moulding.

Listing NGR: SD7168638516

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
183409
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1907)

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

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Date: 16 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12260/04
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