British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Goole Hall, Goole Fields

Description: Goole Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164863

OS Grid Reference: SE7532521521
OS Grid Coordinates: 475325, 421521
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6847, -0.8609

Location: A161, Goole Fields, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 8AU

Locality: Goole Fields
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 8AU

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

SE 72 SE
(south side, off)
5/6 Goole Hall
House, now residential home. c1820 for Jarvis Empson; alterations and
additions of 1985-6. Red brick in Flemish bond with sandstone ashlar
dressings and stacks. Westmorland slate roof. Classical style.
Rectangular on plan: double-depth, with 2-room central entrance-hall north
front and stairhall to rear: C20 wings to returns. 2 storeys with basement,
2:1:2 bays, central bay breaks forward. Chamfered banded rustication to
basement; ground-floor band. Flight of 7 stone steps with moulded nosings
to large Ionic porch with fluted columns and pilasters carrying entablature
with modillioned cornice, flat roof and balcony with delicate cast-iron
balustrade of alternate wavy bars and panels below single top-rail. Wide 6-
panelled door beneath ribbed frieze and fanlight with central carved fan
motif in reveal and rusticated ashlar surround. Large 12-pane ground-floor
sashes in reveals with flat lintels, projecting corniced hoods on scrolled
consoles with acanthus ornament, and projecting sills over recessed panelled
aprons bearing relief carvings of leaf fronds with central Maltese cross
motif. First-floor band; narrower sill band. Smaller 12-pane first-floor
sashes, that to centre with a pair of small panelled doors below, opening to
porch balcony, and an ashlar architrave with hood on consoles; those to side
bays with rubbed-brick cambered arches. Boldly-moulded cornice, blocking
course. Flat roof, hipped to sides. Pairs of stacks to front and rear,
with ashlar shafts (that to front left rendered and incised in imitation of
ashlar), moulded ashlar string courses, moulded cornices, blocking courses
and square-section pots. Left return, of 6 bays with C20 wing adjoining
basement to left: three 16-pane basement sashes with sills and rubbed-brick
cambered arches; ground and first-floor windows similar to front but without
carving to the aprons; blind windows to first 2 bays. Right return: door
and 3 windows to basement, three 12-pane ground-floor sashes, one first-
floor sash, all in plain reveals with cambered brick arches. South garden
front, of 1:1:1 bays, with central bay breaking forward: 20-pane basement
sashes, ground-floor band, central rubbed-brick half-domed niche with ashlar
pedestal for former sculpture, large 12-pane sashes to side bays; first-
floor band and sill band cut by large tripartite ashlar stair window
containing sashes with glazing bars in architrave and panelled pilastered
surround with projecting sill, cornice and blocking course; 12-pane first-
floor sashes; all sashes with sills and rubbed-brick cambered arches.
Interior. Entrance hall: ribbed achitrave to front door, pair of fitted
marble side tables on ornate cast-iron brackets, painted wooden Roman Ionic
screen with pair of columns and flanking pilasters carrying marbled
entablature with modillioned cornice; moulded plaster cornice and coved
ceiling with central oil painting on canvas of mythological figures against
Continued .....
Goole Hall continued .....
sky background. Stairhall: fine open well cantilevered stone staircase with
cast-iron balustrade of alternating wavy bars and panels with fleur-de-lys
motif, ribbed architrave to stair window with Maltese cross ornament and
entablature with moulded cornice. Hall has flagstone floor with black
insets and walls painted in imitation of ashlar. North-east room: grey
marble chimney-piece with attached ribbed columns, festooned capitals and
ribbed frieze; fine plasterwork frieze with vines and figures of young
Bacchus and girl gathering grapes in high relief, moulded cornice with Greek
key frieze. North-west room: fine coved plasterwork frieze with figures of
Bacchus and gryphon, scrolled foliage and flowers in high relief, moulded
cornice with interlaced guilloche frieze; damaged foliate ceiling rose.
South-west room: good white warble chimney-piece with tapered ribbed columns
on claw feet, foliate capitals and entablature with carved wreaths and
strapwork ornament to frieze; ceiling, divided into 7 recessed panels
(formerly containing oil paintings on canvas), with mutilated modillioned
cornice, concealed by suspended ceiling at time of resurvey. Open well back
staircase with ashlar treads, plain balusters and ramped handrail. Upper
stairhall has wide elliptical arch with panelled pilasters, archivolt and
panelled soffit, bold ribbed cornice (partly concealed by suspended ceiling)
with egg-and-dart and bead-and-pellet mouldings, large acanthus and
pineapple ceiling rose. Coved cornices to first-floor side passages and
central front room; latter has imitation warble blockwork wall painting.
6-fielded-and-beaded-panel doors in architraves and panelled reveals
throughout; windows in architraves with horizontal-sliding shutters.
6-fielded-panel door to first floor east has paintings of mythological
figures, one inscribed:
E Empson
June 17th 1824
Pair of painted fronts to arched alcoves, decorated with oak-leaf garlands
in similar style, not in situ at time of resurvey. It is likely that some,
or all, of the ceiling paintings are also by amateur artist Elizabeth
Empson, who lived at the Hall. The former ceiling paintings, much damaged
by damp, are deposited with Scunthorpe Museum. The Maltese cross motif used
at the Hall is derived from the Empson arms, which appear on a C18 tombstone
at Burying Hill nearby (qv). A distinguished building, with good interior
details. Undergoing renovation and alteration at time of resurvey.

Listing NGR: SE7532521521

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.