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Cave Castle, South Cave

Description: Cave Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 February 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 164802

OS Grid Reference: SE9167931064
OS Grid Coordinates: 491679, 431064
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7679, -0.6106

Location: 12 Church Hill, South Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire HU15 2EU

Locality: South Cave
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU15 2EU

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Listing Text

SE 93 SW
2/33 Cave Castle
House. 1804 by Henry Hakewill for Henry Boldero Barnard; extensively
remodelled c1872 for Charles Boldero Barnard. Domestic ranges demolished
c1938. White brick with stone dressings, graduated slate roof. Gothick
Revival style. Square plan with polygonal angle turrets. Entrance front:
3 storeys, 4 bays with central 3-storey projecting porch. Diagonal
buttresses with offsets flanking pointed door in Perpendicular style of
3 moulded orders on nook-shafts with ornate roundels to spandrels in flat-
headed surround. First floor: canted oriel window with single lights with
transoms. Sill band. Similar window to second floor under low crenellated
parapet. Raised coped gable bearing cross finial over a coat-of-arms. To
right and left of the porch at ground-floor level are late C20 extensions of
no architectural merit. First floor: sill bands; to right, a 2-light cross-
mullion window. To left, 2 similar windows. Second-floor band: similar but
smaller windows to second floor. Crenellated parapet, hipped roof, grouped
octagonal stacks. 4-storey corner turrets have boarded doors in pointed
openings and blocked lancets with sill bands. Gun-loops at eaves level,
string course and crenellated parapets. Garden front: 2 storeys, 5 bays in
symmetrical elevation. Centre bay is a projecting canted bay window which
rises through 2 floors and has transomed windows and crenellated parapet.
It is flanked by buttresses with offsets which rise above the eaves of the
house to have their own crenellated caps. To right is a French window:
otherwise all windows are cross-mullion type. First floor: similar windows
with double transoms under hoodmoulds with foliage stops; sills also have
foliage stops. C20 glazing throughout. Crenellated parapet. Left turret
has small 4-centred windows in square openings with decorated spandrels.
Gun loop at eaves level, string course and crenellated parapet. Interior:
much altered in late C19. Cut-string stair with scrolled tread-ends and
ornate wrought-iron balustrade carrying moulded handrail. Oval cartouche
over stair with sculptural group in high relief of Neptune in his chariot;
smaller classical roundels to either side. A suite of rooms on the first
floor (once a single room) has a series of fine and elaborate classical
plaster ceilings.

Listing NGR: SE9167931064

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Source: English Heritage

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