© Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
KERSAL CELL, LITTLETON ROAD (west side)
SALFORD, SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
12 October 1999
31 January 1952
Date of last amendment:
31 January 1952
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SD80SW LITTLETON ROAD
949-1/2/69 (West side)
31/01/52 Kersal Cell
Manor house, later restaurant, now disused. C16 with later
additions. Timber-framed with plaster infill on a sandstone
base. Welsh slate roof with axial and end wall stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, hall range with cross-wings. Originally a
4-bay cruck-framed building, the cross-wings added later.
Framed in square panels, with coving below eaves, and braced
king-post roof construction to gabled wings. Recent
restorations have replaced window ranges in the S elevation,
which has a continuous band of fenestration to the ground
floor, and a long narrow window to first floor, all with
timber mullions. Doorway inserted to left of right-hand gable,
which has renewed 5-light mullioned window to right, and
canted oriel window above. Full-height canted bay window in
left-hand gable. The N elevation is of painted brick with
Gothic style windows in stuccoed square hoodmoulds. Exposed
cruck trusses built into end walls with part of a restored
plaster frieze with bold decoration to the left comprising a
bordered panel with vine leaves, fleur-de-lys and escutcheon
with initials E B and date 1697. To the right are 3 moulded
devices with large unicorn supporters. C17 staircase with
intertwined twisted balusters.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house stands on the site of Lenton
Priory, a C12 Cluniac house. It was the home of John Byrom,
shorthand writer, and author of 'Christians Awake'.