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?.

Fairholme, Snaith and Cowick

Description: Fairholme

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164915

OS Grid Reference: SE6475721986
OS Grid Coordinates: 464757, 421986
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6903, -1.0208

Location: A1041, Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 9HF

Locality: Snaith and Cowick
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 9HF

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

SE 62 SW
(north side)
2/54 Fairholme
House. 1848 by B and J Sykes for Mrs Shearburn; later C19 extension to
rear. Red brick in Flemish bond, tuck-pointed, with ashlar dressings.
Welsh slate roof, with lead roof to bay window, Yorkshire slate to oriel
windows. Tudor Revival style with Gothic details. 1-shaped on plan: 2-room
principal south garden front with entrance hall to rear right and projecting
entrance porch to right return; service wing, with single-room extension, to
rear left. South front: 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays, with projecting
gabled bay to left, 2-bay wing to right. Plinth. Left bay has steps to
ground-floor wooden canted bay window with 4 full-length 4-centred arch
lights with glazing bars and moulded mullions in hollow chamfered reveals,
beneath moulded string course, plain frieze and flat roof; first-floor oriel
with 4-shaped brackets supporting moulded base, 3 mullioned lights to front
and single lights to sides, beneath hipped roof. Wing to right: cross
windows with hollow-chamfered wood mullions in chamfered ashlar reveals with
continuous hoodmould; 2-light mullioned first-floor windows in similar
reveals beneath coped gables with single slit lights in chamfered reveals.
Coped gables with octagonal finials and shaped kneelers. Axial stack and
partly-projecting end stack to right, with ashlar string courses and yellow
ceramic chimney pots with castellated heads and various relief designs to
the shafts. Right elevation forms 4-bay east entrance front: 2-bay gabled
range to left with projecting full-height entrance porch, and 2 bay rear
wing set back to right. 3 stone steps to entrance with chamfered 4-centred
arch and hoodmould, bowed oriel above with deep corbelled base, 3 mullioned
lights, cornice and conical roof with ball finial, beneath coped gable with
finial and kneelers. Projecting gable-end stack to left contains 2-light
4-centred arch window in deep chamfered reveal with hoodmould. Wing to
right has single-light and 2-light mullioned windows in chamfered reveals,
with continuous hoodmould to ground floor, glazing bars to first floor;
axial stack with ornate chimney pots. West elevation: single-light and 2-
light mullioned windows in similar reveals; inserted 12-pane sash beneath
lintel and similar window to extension; pair of slit windows beneath gables
similar to south front, lateral stack. Interior. Good original details,
including: open well staircase with ramped handrail and arcaded balustrade
with narrow pointed arches on octagonal shafts; south-west room with moulded
corbels carrying chamfered ribs to ceiling, pair of double-chamfered pointed
arches to bay window, and large Gothic ashlar chimney-piece with tall
embattled octagonal buttress shafts, trefoiled panels flanking the arched
fireplace, and quatrefoil frieze with cornice and brattished frieze above;
south-east room with moulded ribs to ceiling, Tudor-arched ashlar chimney-
piece with trefoiled panels beneath unusual window overmantel with Tudor-
Continued .....
Fairholme continued .....
reveal flanked by arched panels; arcaded screen to upper hall, coved and
ribbed ceilings to first floor, panelled doors in architraves and panelled
reveals. A good example of a Victorian Gothic villa, with fine interior
details; one of the series of mid-C19 suburban villas, in various styles,
built at Snaith for the Shearburn family. Architect's drawings in owners
possession; J Sykes may be the architect Joseph Sykes working in Batley in
the mid - late C19. Chimney shafts by the Crigglestone Fireclay works of

Listing NGR: SE6475721986

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.