Monument details

HER Number:1332/1/1
Type of record:Building
Name:Gawsworth Old Hall

Summary

Gawsworth Old Hall was probably originally a moated medieval house. The present building is Grade I listed. It was built in 15 / 16th century with 19th and 20th century additions and alterations. It is timber framed with whitewashed wattle and daub and brick infill with a stone slate roof. The earliest mention of a house in 'Gowesworth' is from 1365 when it was granted a licence for a chapel. The hall was remodelled in the Elizabethan period with south and west ranges added to the existing wings.The terraced gardens were also laid out at this time. In around 1700 the west range and half of the south range were demolished leaving a 3-sided courtyard. It is privately owned but open to the public. The Gardens and ground beneath the present hall are a Scheduled Monument.


Parish:GAWSWORTH, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Chapel-room, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument () 1016587: Gawsworth Hall Gardens; Conservation Area

Related records

1332/1/0Related to: The Manor of Gawsworth (Monument)



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