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Description: Ruston House
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166600
OS Grid Reference: TA3169922442
OS Grid Coordinates: 531699, 422442
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6818, -0.0074
PATRINGTON WELWICK ROAD
15/57 Ruston House
House. 1810-20 with C18 section to rear. For Robert Clifford, surgeon.
Front of grey brick in Flemish bond with Welsh slate roof; earlier section
in red brick with yellow brick dressings, Welsh slate and pantile roof. L-
shaped on plan: double depth, with 2-room central entrance-hall south front
and earlier 3-room section to rear with 2 coach-houses to rear right. 2
storeys, 3 bays; symmetrical. Stucco plinth. Stone step with moulded
nosing to elegant projecting Doric porch with tapered octagonal columns with
moulded capitals carrying entablature with triglyphs hung with guttae and
modillioned cornice; narrow reeded pilasters flanking wide round-arched
opening containing recessed half-glazed fielded-panel door in reeded
architrave with roundel ornament, side lights above reeded sills and
panels, and large 2-pane fanlight. Full-height bows to each side have
unequal 15-pane sashes in reveals with sills and channelled stucco flat
arches. First-floor sill band, 12-pane first-floor sashes in similar
surrounds to bows and central bay. Projecting wooden gutter on paired
brackets with roundel ornament. Hipped roof. Side wall stacks. Right
return, rear section: 2 storeys, 3 bays with central bay breaking forward.
15-pane ground-floor sash to left beneath segmental arch in blocked former
opening. Segmental-arched carriage entrances to centre and right bays, the
former with pair of board doors. 2 first floor single-course yellow brick
bands, cut by 12-pane sash to left beneath cambered arch, with single yellow
brick rectangular panels to centre and right bays beneath stone coped
parapet. Interior: open well staircase with wreathed handrail, scrolled
brackets, column newel and balusters; moulded ceiling roundel to entrance
hall; moulded cornice and frieze, grey marble chimney-piece with pilasters
and consoles to ground floor right; reeded cornice and white marble chimney-
piece with keyed round arch to ground floor left; 6-beaded-panel doors in
reeded architraves with lion's head decoration to hall and main front rooms;
ovolo-moulded ceiling beams to earlier rear section. The earlier rear
section may represent part of the house of Robert Ruston, d1783. Victoria
County History: York, East Riding, vol 5, 1984, p 100.
Listing NGR: TA3169922442
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