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Boynton Hall, Boynton

Description: Boynton Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 166791

OS Grid Reference: TA1378567806
OS Grid Coordinates: 513785, 467806
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0936, -0.2617

Locality: Boynton
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO16 4XJ

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Listing Text


10/21 Boynton Hall
11.1.52 (Formerly listed as
Hall and outbuildings)

Country House. Late C16, extensively remodelled 1700, 1730 to a design
by Lord Burlington, and by John Carr in 1767. Red brick with burnt
brick diaper work and stone dressings, ashlar, slate roofs. Original
house of H-shaped plan with extruded corners, later infilled to main
front. Symmetrical elevation of 3 storeys, 7 window front. Chamfered
stone plinth, stone quoins. Slightly projecting 5-window infill with a
3-window polygonal bay rising through full height of house. C20 central
door with rectangular fanlight over, with glazing bars, in eared
architrave: all windows in polygonal bay are sashes, with glazing bars,
in eared architraves with stone sills. Polygonal bay is flanked by
round-headed windows with glazing bars and radial glazing to heads in
plain stone surrounds with stone sills. Flanking cells have sash
windows with glazing bars in eared stone surrounds with stone sills.
Moulded strings to first and second floors, moulded eaves cornice, axial
stacks, all roofs hipped. Garden elevation is symmetrical; 3 storeys,
5 bays arranged in a receding front A-B-C-B-A. C19 double door to
central bay with glazing bars in tripartite arrangement with side
windows with glazing bars enclosed by Tuscan pilasters and entablature.
Venetian window over with glazing bars and Doric pilasters and
entablature. Diocletian window to second floor. Pediment with moulded
cornice. All ground and first floor windows have sashes with glazing
bars in eared architraves with stone sills: second floor has sashes with
glazing bars in eared and shouldered architraves. Right return front is
symmetrical, 3 storeys, 3 bays. Central double door under fanlight with
glazing bars in rusticated surround with massive imposts and projecting
key-block. Tuscan porch with columns in antis supporting entablature
and balustrade over with turned balusters and moulded handrail. First
floor has central Venetian window with Ionic pilasters and entablature
and projecting key-block. Second floor has central oculus window with
radial glazing in moulded surround. Ground and first floor windows have
sashes with glazing bars in eared architraves with stone sills; second
floor has sashes with glazing bars in eared and shouldered architraves.
Many internal features of great richness survive, including a closed
string staircase of c1700, twisted balusters, and ramped and moulded
handrail in a stair-hall with contemporary bolection-moulded panelling
and rich plaster ceiling; 2 fireplaces by William Kent, 1 with opposed
consoles and frieze decorated with swags, the other with detail taken
from the design by Inigo Jones for the screen in the chapel at Somerset
House; a bolection-moulded marble fireplace and overmantel of c1700 in
The Queen's Bedroom; and a further room with bolection-moulded panelling
at the south end of the west wing. Country Life, CXVI (1954), pp 280,

Listing NGR: TA1378167804

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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