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The White Hall, Patrington

Description: The White Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166573

OS Grid Reference: TA2930823829
OS Grid Coordinates: 529308, 423829
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6949, -0.0430

Location: Patrington, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 0NN

Locality: Patrington
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU12 0NN

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Listing Text

TA 22 SE
(south side, off)
6/32 The White Hall

Small country house. 1814-15, attributed to John Nash, for Arthur Maister.
Yellow-grey brick in Flemish bond with sandstone ashlar portico, sandstone
and yellow rubbed-brick dressings, Westmorland slate roof. Greek Revival
style. Plan: main block approximately square: 2-room, central entrance-hall
west front with inner hall leading to north stairhall; 3-room south garden
front with central semicircular bow to drawing room; 2-room east garden
front. Pair of service wings flanking inner north courtyard: west office
wing with laundry at north end, truncated kitchen wing to east. Detached
stables to north (qv), forming outer courtyard. West front: main block, of
2 storey, 3 bays, with recessed central bay; wing set back to left has lower
2-storey, 5-bay section, higher 2-storey, single-bay section breaking
forward, and single-storey, single-bay screen wall to single-storey, single-
bay laundry with adjoining gate pier to stable yard entrance on left.
Chamfered brick plinth. Main block: entrance has 2 steps with moulded
nosings to projecting Doric portico with 2 pairs of fluted columns with
triple incised necking bands carrying plain entablature with moulded cornice
and blocking course; pilasters and moulded ashlar plinth flanking large
recessed 2-fold, half-glazed panelled door in ashlar architrave and panelled
surround with carved paterae, beneath entablature with plain frieze and
moulded cornice supported on consoles with shell ornament. Side bays have
recessed round-headed blind arches containing full-length 12-pane sashes
(that to right a dummy) with brick cambered arches and projecting ashlar
sills on raised brick apron panels. Moulded wooden eaves cornice,
projecting modillioned eaves. Hipped roof. Pair of axial stacks, stack to
rear right, with ashlar cornices. Wing: similar plinth, sashes and
projecting eaves to 2-storey range, the higher section to left with a round-
headed blind arch to ground floor, a hipped roof and lateral stack; blocked
round-headed opening to stone-coped screen wall; tripartite sash with
glazing bars beneath flat arch, and hipped roof with end stack to laundry;
stone-coped gate pier adjoining to left with bowl-of-fruit finial. South
front: 3 bays, central full-height bow has 3 full-length 12-pane sashes
beneath brick flat arches with ashlar corniced hoods carried on ribbed
consoles hung with guttae. Side bays have single recessed elliptical blind
arches containing full-length tripartite sashes with glazing bars and ashlar
panelled pilasters carrying plain entablatures. First floor: 12-pane sashes
and eaves details similar to west front. East front: 6 bays, with 2 central
pedimented bays breaking forward. Similar 12-pane ground-floor sashes,
those to central bays with ashlar hoods on consoles; 2 former dummy sashes
to left opened c1970. Similar first-floor sashes, 2 of them dummies. Wing
set back to right, 2 low storeys, 3 bays: half-glazed panelled door with 12-
pane ground-floor sashes to right; unequal 9-pane first-floor sashes, blind
window panel above door; hipped roof, end stack. Interior. Largely
unaltered. Halls have white marble floor with black insets. Panelled
chimney-piece with roundels to entrance hall. Inner hall: fluted Doric column
screen, modillioned cornice hung with guttae, foliate ceiling rose, pair of
Classical-style white marble female statues on drum pedestals. Good open
well profiled cantilevered stone staircase with wreathed handrail, wrought-
iron balustrade of S-scrolled panels with simple floral motif, large stair
window with margin lights and ornate pelmet with carved frieze and cornice.
Drawing room: white marble chimney-piece with panelled surround and detached
tapered fluted columns carrying mantelshelf, gilded leaf-and-dart moulding
to skirting, moulded plaster cornice and frieze with acanthus, anthemion and
pellet moulding. North-east dining room: Greek Ionic screen to apsidal
north end with grey marble scagliola columns carrying entablature with
panelled frieze; scagliola chimney-piece, ribbed cornice and grapevine
frieze with pellets and ornate fan mouldings to angles. South-west library:
series of arched recesses containing fitted bookcases with reeded
architraves, dummy bookcase door, white marble chimney-piece similar to ceilig
drawing room but with attached columns, fine plasterwork fan vaulting to
angles, springing from clustered corner shafts, with ornate scrolled
acanthus cornice and anthemion frieze; wallpaper, painting of plasterwork
and ceiling rose date from c1870. North-west study and south-east morning
room have marble chimney-pieces with panelled surrounds and roundels, ribbed
ceiling cornices with pellets; acanthus ceiling rose to study. Upper hall:
fluted Ionic screen and modillioned cornice, pair of elliptical-arched
openings to bedroom passages with elliptical-arched panels. Bedrooms have
marble chimney-pieces with panelled and reeded surrounds, ribbed ceiling
cornices. Boldly-moulded skirting, 6-beaded-panel doors in panelled
surrounds with paterae ornament throughout. A well-designed house with good
details. Built by the same "distinguished London architect" as Wood Hall,
Burton Constable (qv), also for the Maister family. Stylistic attribution
to Nash, though uncharacteristic details (notably hoods to ground-floor
windows) suggest alterations by another architect, probably local (perhaps
Charles Mountain of Hull). Col R A Alec-Smith, " Winestead", Transactions
of the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire, vol 1 pt III, 1939-46, pp 41-44;
N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, East Riding, 1972;
J Cornforth, "Winestead", Country Life, 11 September 1980, pp 846-9;
Victoria County History: York, East Riding, 1984, p 152.

Listing NGR: TA2930823829

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Source: English Heritage

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