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Description: Howsham Barff Farmhouse
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 166002
OS Grid Reference: TA0304305929
OS Grid Coordinates: 503043, 405929
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5399, -0.4466
TA 00 NW CADNEY B 1434
(west side, off)
7/42 Howsham Barff Farmhouse
Farmhouse. c1800 for Yarborough Estate, with early C20 alterations and
renovations of 1985-6. Yellow brick in Flemish bond, rendered to rear wing.
Slate roof. Ashlar staircase to entrance. L-shaped on plan: 2-room central
entrance-hall west front with single-room wing to rear right and outshut in
angle. 3 storeys, 3 bays; symmetrical. Chamfered plinth with single course
of black bricks above. Flight of 3 stone steps to entrance has balustrade
with vase balusters and moulded string and rail, terminating in square
panelled piers with corniced caps and carved fruit-bowl finials. Doric
doorcase with attached columns carrying entablature with roundels in the
frieze, modillioned cornice and pediment, C20 half-glazed panelled door and
fanlight in round-arched reveal with pilastered surround, cornice and
archivolt. C20 flat-roofed ground-floor bay windows to each side, that to
left with central glazed door. First floor: central flat-roofed canted
oriel window on brackets, with leaded lights beneath egg-and-dart cornice;
3-light casements to side bays in original openings with stucco keyed flat
arches. Second floor: central Diocletian window beneath stucco keyed arch,
flanked by low 3-light windows beneath stucco keyed arches. All windows C20
casements, some with leaded lights. Stepped and dentilled brick eaves
cornice. Stone-coped gables with shaped kneelers. End stacks. Interior.
Original details include: fine open-well staircase with ramped and wreathed
mahogany handrail, plain balusters and column newel posts; fireplaces with
ornamented cast-iron ducks-nest grates in stone surrounds: fluted wooden
chimneypiece to ground floor right, pilastered chimneypiece to first floor
left with carved brackets supporting fluted cornice mantelpiece; moulded
plaster cornices to main ground and first-floor rooms; fielded-panel window
shutters and doors in architraves; beaded-panelled reveal to original first-
floor central Venetian window.
Listing NGR: TA0304305929
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Source: English Heritage
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