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Description: Holme Hall
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 164981
OS Grid Reference: SE8158838503
OS Grid Coordinates: 481588, 438503
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8364, -0.7617
SE 83 NW HOLME-UPON-SPALDING-MOOR A 614
3/19 (east side, off)
3/19 Holme Hall
Country house incorporating chapel. c1720-30 to designs of William
Wakefield for Lord Langdale,with chapel added in 1766 by John Carr and later
servants' wing. Brick, rendered to main wing and chapel, plain tile and
Westmorland slate roofs. House to south, chapel to north-east, servants'
wing to north-west. Entrance facade: 2 storeys, 5-bay symmetrical facade
with added bay to right. Pilasters to angles and between bay 5 and 6.
Central bay breaks forward and has pilastered porch containing double leaf
door with overlight in architrave, surmounted by moulded cornice and by
panel flanked by consoles. Plate-glass sashes throughout, those to ground
floor in architraves, first-floor band, coved cornice and blocking course.
Hipped roof and stacks rising through pitch of roof. To right of house and
connected to it by a 2-bay linking passage with round-headed casements, is
the chapel, its gable end to the drive. Splayed steps lead to pointed
double leaf door in crow-stepped porch. Gable end contains semicircular
window and is also crow-stepped. 4-round-headed windows to returns.
Servants' wing to extreme right: 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows. C20
metal casements throughout except for French door to second bay of ground
floor. Hipped roof. Interior: entrance hall is panelled and has Ionic
pilasters to side walls, and a dentilled cornice. To left, the Bishop's
Parlour is panelled in similar fashion and has a pedimented fireplace with
coved acanthus frieze. The main staircase is cantilevered and open string
with 3 column-on-vase balusters to a tread, alternate columns being twisted.
The underside of the head of the staircase is coved and has plaster swags
and foliate motifs. Dining room: skirting board carved with acanthus motif.
Dado rail and plain panelling. Elaborate doorcase with egg-and-shell motif
to architrave and foliate frieze to overdoors. Fireplace: mantelpiece held
on elaborate acanthus consoles. Foliate plaque to frieze. Richly carved
pedimented chimney-piece with swags. Complex cornice with egg and acanthus
motifs and carved modillions. Panelled plaster ceiling with foliate design.
Second staircase: open string with cast-iron balusters. Back staircase:
open string with 2 column-on-vase balusters per tread. Chapel: the main
feature is the altar-piece in the form of a portico with open pediment
supported by pairs of fluted Corinthian columns. Alcoves to side walls.
Deep cornice and coved ceiling. Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East
Listing NGR: SE8158838503
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