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Magdalen House and Flanking Screen Walls, Preston

Description: Magdalen House and Flanking Screen Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166661

OS Grid Reference: TA2006029339
OS Grid Coordinates: 520060, 429339
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7466, -0.1809

Location: Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 8LX

Locality: Preston
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU12 8LX

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Listing Text

TA 22 NW
(north side, off)

4/15 Magdalen House and
flanking screen walls

Farmhouse and flanking screen walls. 1815 for Thomas Wilson, with minor later C19
alterations. Red-brown, whitewashed to north front. Pantile roof. Plan: double-
depth, with 2-room central entrance-hall principal south front, secondary north
front, and screen walls adjoining to east and west, incorporating late C19
outshut on west side of house. South front: 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays,
with entrance slightly to left of centre. Doorcase with panelled pilasters
and brackets carrying dosserets and hood, inner panelled architrave with
carved rosettes to angles. Half-glazed door (4 panes above 2 fielded
panels) beneath moulded cornice and radial fanlight in round-headed panelled
reveal. Unequal 20-pane ground-floor sashes in reveals with sills and
painted rubbed-brick cambered arches. 12-pane first-floor sashes in flush
wooden architraves with similar sills and arches. All sashes with narrow
glazing bars. Stepped eaves. Double-span roof. Tumbled-in brick to raised
gable. End stacks. Right return: single 12-pane sashes in flush wooden
architraves to ground and first floors, 4-pane attic sliding sash. Left
return has 6-pane attic casement, three 6-pane ground-floor windows in
adjoining screen wall. North front: 3 bays; symmetrical. Doorcase with
panelled pilasters carrying tall dosserets and open modillioned pediment.
6-fielded-panel door and blind radial fanlight in round-headed reveal. C20
12-pane sashes in flush wooden architraves with sills and stucco cambered
arches. Central round-headed first-floor sash with glazing bars. Stepped
eaves. Outshut to right has similar single 12-pane sash to each floor.
Plain stone-coped screen walls extending approximately 20 metres to each
side, approximately 2 metres tall, that to west with late C19 ramped parapet
on south side of outshut. Interior. Entrance hall has corniced dado rail,
6-fielded-panel doors in architraves and beaded-panel reveals, round-arched
opening to rear stairhall with panelled pilasters and archivolt with fluted
key. Open well staircase with ramped corniced handrail, slender column
balusters, plain newels and scrolled cheekpieces; ramped corniced dado rail.
Ground-floor front rooms have moulded cornices, C19 chimney-pieces flanked
by round-headed alcoves, panelled window shutters. First-floor hall has
elliptical arch with keyed archivolt, dado rail, 6-fielded-panel doors in
architraves. Front bedrooms have original fireplaces with cast-iron duck's-
nest grates and chimney-pieces with panelled pilasters, dosserets, plain
friezes and moulded cornices, that to front left flanked by full-height
cupboards with fielded-panel doors; moulded cornices to front and rear right

Listing NGR: TA2006029339

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Source: English Heritage

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