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The Nook, Snaith and Cowick

Description: The Nook

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164923

OS Grid Reference: SE6402922107
OS Grid Coordinates: 464029, 422107
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6915, -1.0318

Location: 4-6 High Street, Snaith DN14 9HQ

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

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Listing Text

SE 6422
(north-west side)
12/62 No 6 (The Nook)
(formerly listed as The
14.2.67 Nook)
House. c1720-30 with early C19 extension to left and bow window to rear;
re-roofed in late 1960s. Front of fine red brick in Flemish bond with
scored pointing, rendered to lower section of left extension; painted
sandstone ashlar dressings. Pantile roof. Plan: double-depth, with 2-room
central entrance-hall east front, narrow addition with through-passage set
back to left, and addition set back to right with bow window to west garden
front. 2 storeys, 4 bays, with recessed fifth bay to left. Plinth with
chamfered rustication; quoins. Flight of 5 stone steps to entrance in
second bay with early C19 6-faceted-panel door beneath dentilled cornice and
overlight with geometrical glazing, in original ashlar doorcase with
architrave and consoles carrying moulded cornice and hood. C20 2-pane
casements in original openings with moulded ashlar sills and channelled
wedge lintels with fluted keystones. Coped parapet. End stacks. Extension
to left has segmental-headed board door, first-floor sash window with margin
lights. West garden front has round-headed stair window with keyed rubbed-
brick arch and later C19 glazing with margin lights, and large stuccoed
semicircular bow window (perhaps originally full-height) with central 2-fold
glazed door flanked by 20-pane sashes with sills beneath bell-shaped canopy,
plain frieze and cornice. Interior. C18 details include: dining room,
ground floor right, with bolection panelling, moulded dado rail, panelled
ashlar chimney-piece with wave-moulded keystone and panelled overmantel
flanked by fluted Doric pilasters carrying full entablature with triglyphs
and mutules hung with guttae, continued as cornice around room, pair of
round-headed fielded-panel doors in architraves with scrolled bracket keys;
contemporary first-floor right bedroom has fielded panelling, moulded dado
rail, similar chimney-piece and flanking Doric pilasters carrying
entablature with pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice, continued around
room; fine flying staircase with ramped and wreathed corniced handrail,
column-on-urn balusters with square knops, pronounced curtail step with
twist baluster newel, and panelled section with fluted Doric pilasters and
pulvinated frieze supporting the open flight of moulded and panelled steps;
moulded plaster cornices to hall and first-floor rooms; panelled window
shutters and 6-fielded-panel doors in architraves throughout. Early C19
ribbed cornice with paterae to rear right drawing room with bow window;
contemporary cornice to room above. Reported to have had a third storey
and/or a panelled parapet. A distinguished house in a prominent position,
with good interior details.

Listing NGR: SE6402922107

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Source: English Heritage

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