Saltmarshe Hall, Laxton
Description: Saltmarshe Hall
Date Listed: 17 March 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 165019
OS Grid Reference: SE7820423965
OS Grid Coordinates: 478204, 423965
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7063, -0.8167
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SE 72 SE LAXTON SALTMARSHE PARK
13/56 Saltmarshe Hall
Country house. 1825 by James Pigott Pritchett and Charles Watson for
Saltmarshe family, eponymous owners of the neighbouring village from 1313-
1974. Brick faced in ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. Main house square on plan
with large concealed servants' wing to west. Entrance facade: 2 storeys, 5
symmetrical bays, with 5-bay servants' wing, of which fourth bay is lower
and breaks forward, to right. Plinth. Steps to semicircular Tuscan porch
containing glazed door. Sashes with glazing bars throughout, those to
ground floor of main house with recessed aprons. Moulded cornice and
overhanging eaves. Hipped roofs with ridge stacks. Similar garden facade
but with 3 narrower central bays recessed. Very fine interior includes
large central hall with cantilevered staircase with cast-iron balustrade
leading to gallery. Dining room: fine parquet surround to floor and good
plain black marble fire surround. Cornice with swastikas and paterae.
Drawing room: acanthus moulding to skirting board. Panelled walls with
relief urns and foliage drops. Good original brass door fittings. Fine
moulded cornice with egg-and-dart and acanthus motifs. Moulded ceiling has
central circular motif containing medallions with figues and foliate
decoration, flanked by plaques depicting putti. Saltmarshe P, History of
the Township and Family of Saltmarshe. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and the
East Riding, 1972.
Listing NGR: SE7820423965
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