Building record M2551 - Wansley Hall, Selston


HOUSE (Medieval to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 46137 51304 (17m by 20m)
Map sheet SK45SE
District Ashfield
Locality Wansley
Civil Parish Selston, Ashfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

L-shaped stone building with stone slab roofs, mainly it seems C15. The windows had originally mullions; the hall is now divided into 2 storeys. (1)
Due to the collapse of part of the roof ... the hall will probably be demolished. A T shaped building of 2 storeys built in rubble masonry with stone quoins. Much of this masonry has been patched with brick and covered by stucco... In the S gable is a fragment of a stone carving, of 2 figures holding a cloth in which is a third figure, in an attitude of devotion, looking up to rays of light indicating heaven. (2) (3)
[One of] the two most interesting domestic buildings in this parish [was] … Wansley Hall (the remains of an important house of the Wandesly family, apparently mostly C15), now derelict. (4)
Named 'Wansley Hall' (5).
The house is L-shaped having a NW wing running SW-NE with thick stone walls of mediaeval date, perhaps C13 or C14 (but there is no clear evidence of date). Running SE from the SW end of the earlier wing is a hall built c 1500…upper floor inserted in the C17. (6)
A total of 20 timber slice samples were collected from the building, 14 were obtained from dismantled timbers removed from the main building in May 1985 and 6 from timbers of a panel, removed in July 1987. It wasn’t possible to obtain a date for the samples due to low t-values and very short samples. (7)
Remains consolidated 1987-8, surveys carried out. See M2488 - Chapel Field, M2423- deserted village.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

OS card, plans, elevations, geophysical survey, Arch Office

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

doc 766

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

RCHM, Arch Office

Listed buildings slides, 64 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

NCC, Wansley Hall - proposed landscaping (Plan). SNT4504.

Graham Beaumont, 07/12/84, Wansley Hall - carpenters' marks. (Plan). SNT3725.

08/03/85, The Historical Wansley Hall (Published document). SNT3734.

Graham Beaumont, 15/05/85, Wansley Hall dendro core positions. (Plan). SNT4505.

1985, Wansley Hall (Plan). SNT3739.

'MHH', 24/08/88, Wansley Hall, Ground Floor Plan (Plan). SNT3738.

NCC, May 91, Wansley Hall (Plan). SNT3732.

October 84, Wansley Hall (Plan). SNT3740.

<1> Pevsner N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (Monograph). SNT49.

<2> Woodhouse WC, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1437.

<3> Skevington AB, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1272.

<4> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 306 (Monograph). SNT4.

<5> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<6> McDowall R & Black D, October 1961, Wansley Hall (RCHME building survey) (Unpublished document). SNT1573.

Sources/Archives (18)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 64 slides.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 07/12/84. Wansley Hall - carpenters' marks.. A4. 1. Measured sketch.
  • --- Plan: NCC. May 91. Wansley Hall. A4. 1.
  • --- Published document: 08/03/85. The Historical Wansley Hall. Larger than A3. 1.
  • --- Plan: 'MHH'. 24/08/88. Wansley Hall, Ground Floor Plan. Larger than A3. 1. scaled and inked.
  • --- Plan: 1985. Wansley Hall. A4. 1.
  • --- Plan: October 84. Wansley Hall. A4. 1.
  • --- Plan: NCC. Wansley Hall - proposed landscaping. A4.
  • --- Plan: Graham Beaumont. 15/05/85. Wansley Hall dendro core positions.. A4.
  • <1> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire.
  • <2> Personal comment: Woodhouse WC. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Personal comment: Skevington AB. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 306.
  • <5> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <6> Unpublished document: McDowall R & Black D. October 1961. Wansley Hall (RCHME building survey).

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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