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Seneschal's House, Halton

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OS grid reference  SJ 537 822
Year built  1598
Reference no.  1330346
Designated as world heritage site  20 October 1952
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Similar  St Mary's Church - Halton, Halton Castle, Norton Priory

The Seneschal's House stands at the corner of Halton Brow and Main Street, Halton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. The house is dated 1598, which makes it the oldest standing building in Runcorn. It was latterly a farmhouse although was originally built by the judge John King, called to the bar in London in the late 16th century and was originally known as "John King's New House"; the occupation of the original owner of the house, led to a later owner, Geoffrey Barraclough, Professor of History at Liverpool University in the mid 20th century coining the current name of the house. The house was, in fact, inhabited originally by a seneschal, that is the original owner, John King.

Map of The Seneschals House, Main St, Runcorn WA7 2AN, UK

The house is built in sandstone and it has a stone slate roof with a sandstone ridge. It is in two storeys with an attic. At the front are three projections rising to the full height of the house. The central projection contains a porch; the others have bay windows with mullions. Each projection is surmounted by a gable and there are gables at each end of the house. The gables have corbels and moulded copings with finials at their summits.


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