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Description: Hotham Hall
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 165038
OS Grid Reference: SE8964133707
OS Grid Coordinates: 489641, 433707
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7920, -0.6407
SE 83 SE NORTH CAVE THE PARK
8/75 Hotham Hall
GV II *
Country house. c1720 for William Burton, with pavilion of 1772 possibly by
Thomas Atkinson of York and two 1871 ranges by William Moseley. C17 range
in hammer-dressed limestone with ashlar dressings and Westmorland slate
roof. C18 range in ashlar cut to brick size with Westmorland slate roof.
C19 ranges in brick with Welsh slate roofs. Central entry C18 house has C18
pavilion to left and C19 ranges to right. C18 house: 2 storeys, with
attics, 5 bays. Plinth and rusticated quoins. Half-glazed door beneath
divided overlight in moulded doorcase with triple keystone and pediment held
on consoles. Unequal 15-pane sashes in band surrounds with triple keystones
and continuous sills throughout. Modillion cornice. Hipped roof with two
4-pane sash gabled dormers. Tall eaves stacks. C18 pavilion joined to
house by single linking bay of 2 storeys. Pavilion: 2 storeys with attic, 3
bays with gable end to front. Sashes with glazing bars in band surrounds
with blind doorway in band surround with triple keystone, to linking bay.
First floor: sashes with glazing bars in band surrounds and pediment with
oculus. Tall 4-pane sash in band surround with triple keystone below
balustraded parapet concealing roof of linking bay. C19 ranges: to left a
2-storey, 5-bay range with sashes with glazing bars beneath flat stone
arches, continuous sill to first-floor windows, paired consoles supporting
overhanging eaves and a hipped roof with ridge stack to left and eaves stack
to right. Right range: 2 storeys, 6 first-floor windows. Two C20 garage
doors to left; blocked window and sash with glazing bars to right. First
floor: sashes with glazing bars except for narrow blind opening to second
bay. Dentilled eaves course and hipped roof. End and ridge stacks. Garden
facade similar except for additional off-centre semicircular bay to C18
house. Pavilion has 4-pane sash in band surround with triple keystone
beneath pediment held on consoles, flanked by 4-pane sashes in band
surrounds with triple keystones. Blind first floor and oculus to gable.
Linking bay has half-glazed door beneath fanlight and balustraded pediment.
Interior: hall: 6-fielded-panelled doors in moulded doorcases with panelled
reveals and elaborate cornices. Open-string staircase with wrought-iron
balusters, probably early C19. Ballroom: early C18 carved panelling in
style of William Thornton and possibly brought here from North Cave Manor.
Egg-and-dart, bead and rope motifs. The central panel is eared and
shouldered and carries relief cornucopia, wheat sheaves and festoons.
Opposite is a white marble fireplace with orange marble Ionic columns
supporting orange frieze with white central panel depicting putti with a
beast. The overmantel has an eared and shouldered panel with festoons
surmounted by urn. Ceiling cornice has acanthus brackets interspersed with
rosettes. Moulded plaster ceiling has central radial motif surrounded by
scroll and foliage motifs. Linking bay has shell alcoves with moulded
plaster ceilings. Study: lower sections of mid C18 panelling survive.
Plain marble fireplace in richly carved wooden surround with central panel
to frieze bearing relief head.
Eared and shouldered panel above supports pediment. Back stairs: closed-
string staircase with bulbous balusters with umbrella knops. Panelling of
c1720 remains to master bedroom and its dressing room. Pevsner N:
Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 1972. York Georgian Society Annual
Report for 1978. Victoria History of the County of York East Riding, Vol
Listing NGR: SE8964133707
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