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Old Hall

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Title Old Hall
Date Undated
Location Esholt
Photo ID E002
Comment Grade II listed building dating from the 16th Century.

It was the original Manor House for Esholt. Esholt Old Hall is situated off Church Lane, it stands on a former moated site and is thought to have developed from an aisled hall.
Richard Sherbourne owned the Hall in the 16th Century, he had an ironwork’s in Esholt woods.

There was also a fulling mill and a watermill (corn) in operation.

A transfer deed of 1626, shows Roger Wilkinson occupied the fulling mill and Matthew Hoppey was the tenant of the corn mill.
It is believed the corn mill was a Manorial or “Kings Mill”

There is evidence of later building periods and the Hall is now divided into several dwellings.

Old Hall 1978

A270 – Old Hall, 1978.

Old Hall – 1978

A view of the Old Hall.

Old Hall 1978

A271 – Old Hall, 1978.

Old Hall – 1978

This view of Esholt Old Hall shows a stone built property with mullion windows. On the right is a barn.
The upper window in the middle of the apex has ancient lattice panes, many additions and alterations have been made to this old building which is now divided into separate dwellings.

Consolidated by Ellaine Ellwood. 03 May 2021.
Last updated: 21 November 2022 – All images updated.

2 thoughts on “Old Hall”

  1. I have a hand written years journal for the year 1840. Seems to be written by Wiiliam Sturdy the gardner at Esholt Hall. It is a fascinating daily detailed account of his gardening duties at Esholt Hall.
    A newspaper cutting not dated is within the Journal relating to the late Reverend J W Sturdy.
    The connection between the cutting and the Journal holds some mystery. I have had this Journal for 30 years having found it in a house I purchased in Much Wenlock. I feel that it deserves to be looked after and appreciated and wondered whether your Society could offer advice as to a safe repository for the years ahead.
    I could email photographs should this prove useful.

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