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Southwood Hall, Cottingham

Description: Southwood Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 164669

OS Grid Reference: TA0383632224
OS Grid Coordinates: 503836, 432224
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7760, -0.4258

Location: S Field Court, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire HU16 5EF

Locality: Cottingham
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU16 5EF

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Listing Text

TA 03 SW
(south side)
7/28 Southwood Hall
- II*

House. Before 1661, for the Bacchus family. Red brick, some rubbed and
moulded, pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attics, 5 bays in symmetrical
elevation. Central 2-storeyed gabled porch. Plinth. Ground floor: C20
glazed door in round-headed opening flanked by low pilasters with moulded
caps. The side walls of the porch have lozenge-shaped piercings and
pilasters rising through 2 storeys. To the body of the house is a massive
boarded door which retains all its original ironwork including an ingenious
and effective iron door-knocker. To left and to right are 3-pane sashes
under flat gauged brick arches. Very broad and deeply moulded first-floor
band, missing over the windows to right. First floor: 4-pane sashes
throughout all under flat gauged brick arches; in addition that to the porch
first-floor chamber has a deeply moulded floating cornice and pediment.
Roll-moulded band beneath dentilled eaves cornice (probably representing
raising of the eaves level in the early C18). Attics: small 6-pane window
to the porch gable flanked by gableted dormers of different sizes with
sliding sashes with glazing bars to the main roof. End stacks, raised
gables on brick kneelers. At various places on the main elevation -
particularly to the far right - are straight joints indicating previous
phases of fenestration. Interior: the interior of this house survives
completely unaltered save for the replacement of fireplaces to the principal
rooms in about 1720. Closed-string stair with heavy turned balusters,
moulded handrail, and square newels with pendants and ball-finials rising
through to the attics with a short additional flight into the apex of the
roof which is boarded out for storage purposes. Bolection-moulded
fireplaces to all principal rooms: bolection-moulded panelling to the left-
hand ground-floor and first-floor rooms. The doors to the 2 bedrooms are
each of 3 bolection-moulded panels in eared architraves with friezes and
broken dentilled pediments. The door to the first-floor room in the porch
is boarded in a pilastered surround under a frieze and broken pediment with
short central pilaster and finial. The attics retain the original boarded
doors; virtually all the door furniture is of the mid-C17 or early C18.
Most of the floorboards are original. The right attic room retains a very
small round-headed C17 fireplace with continuous chamfer with fade-out
stops. This house, to which no alterations have taken place since the early
C18, is probably the best-preserved example of its type and period in North
Humberside. In the attic are 3 loose C18 oak panels: one painted with a
mythological scene, the other 2 with figures in stylised landscapes. These
presumably formed part of the furnishings to the principal rooms but have
subsequently been hung as pictures.

Listing NGR: TA0229030621

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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