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Description: Holme Hall
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165706
OS Grid Reference: SE9091406867
OS Grid Coordinates: 490914, 406867
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5506, -0.6292
SE 90 NW HOLME HOLME LANE
3/6 Holme Hall
House, now 2 dwellings. Late C17-early C18 east front with later C18 and
C19 rear wings. Early portion probably for John Morley. Coursed limestone
rubble, colourwashed, with ashlar dressings. Rear wings of brick, and of
coursed limestone rubble with-brick dressings. Slate roofs, brick stacks.
4 rooms wide, 1 room deep, with entrance hall second from right and
stairhall to left. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Rubble plinth, quoins. Central
entrance has plain beaded ashlar surround with early C20 panelled door under
plain rectangular overlight in wooden architrave with hood. 12-pane sashes
with wooden architraves in beaded ashlar surrounds with projecting
keystones. Some windows have thick glazing bars. Ground floor left window
lengthened in 1940s, with ashlar surround, cill and glazing bars. Moulded
wooden cornice, modillions supporting wooden gutter. Hipped roof with lead
flashings. 2 axial stacks: C20 to left, larger rendered brick stack to
right with projecting bands. Left and right returns have 12-pane sashes,
those to right with ashlar surrounds, and cogged brick eaves cornices. Left
return wing forms secondary garden front: 2 storey, 3-bay wing with entrance
on right. C20 part-glazed door with side and over-lights beneath projecting
arched wooden porch. 12-pane flush sashes under stucco cambered arches,
with blind central window panel. Cogged brick eaves cornice, stone coped
gable with shaped kneelers. Lower contemporary single-bay extension to left
with similar windows and details. Interior of front range contains a fine
open-well staircase with boldly-moulded string, column-on-vase-and-bulb
balusters and moulded handrail; fielded panel dado ground floor right;
panelled doors and window-shutters throughout. Barrel-vaulted limestone
rubble cellar. Holme Hail was for centuries the home of the Morleys, a
prominent Catholic family.
Listing NGR: SE9091406867
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Source: English Heritage
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