I surveyed and photographed the ruins of The Old Hall during a dull week in February. The building survives only as a shell, with remnants of its plaster decoration.
It is thought that the building incorporates a manor house begun by James Hardwick (1525-1580), to which his sister Bess, made radical alterations in the 1580s. In the 1960s the structure of the Old Hall was consolidated making it possible for visitors to walk through the ruins. Work undertaken for English Heritage.