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Gatehouse with Walls and Sets of Gate Piers Adjoining to Front of Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes

Description: Gatehouse with Walls and Sets of Gate Piers Adjoining to Front of Burton Agnes Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 167772

OS Grid Reference: TA1030763155
OS Grid Coordinates: 510307, 463155
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0526, -0.3165

Location: Shady Lane, Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 4NA

Locality: Burton Agnes
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 4NA

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Listing Text

TA 1063-1163
(north side, off)
11/16 Gatehouse with walls and
sets of gate piers
adjoining to front of
Burton Agnes Hall


Gatehouse with walls and sets of gate piers adjoining. c1610 by Robert Smythson
for Sir Henry Griffiths with later additions and alterations including mid-C19
extension to walls to west for Henry Boynton. Pinkish-red brick with ashlar
dressings, lead and concealed roofs. Gatehouse: 3-storey, 3-bay centre with
4-storey, single-bay octagonal stair turrets to angles. Chamfered plinth.
Ashlar quoins to turrets. Central round-arched carriage opening, in
imposing 3-storey ashlar surround, with moulded imposts, figure of angel
keystone; to each side are caryatids which stand above ground-floor arcading
and support moulded band; blank frieze above with lozenge mouldings to outer
pilasters, moulded cornice; further frieze above again with central carved
achievements and outer pilasters carved with figures of plenty, moulded
cornice. Outer bays: ground floor has 2 round-headed, blind, shallow ashlar
arches with chamfered cornice to each side of carriage arch. First floor:
2-light, double-chamfered mullion windows with ovolo-moulded hoods. Second
floor has similar windows with continuous hoodmould. Battlements. Turrets:
blind ground floor has walls abutting. 2-light, double-chamfered mullion
windows with ovolo-moulded hoods to second and third floors. 12-pane fixed-
light windows in double-chamfered surround to fourth floor. Moulded
cornice. Ogeed roofs with finials. Octagonal ridge stacks. To rear:
carriage arch has figure of angel supporting moulded cornice. 4-light
mullion-and-transom window above in double-chamfered surround. 2-light
double-chamfered mullion windows with ovolo-moulded hoods to outer bays and
turrets. Entrances to ground floors of turrets have Tudor-arched surrounds
and chamfered jambs. Interior of carriage arch: within, a blocked
elliptically-arched opening and 2 Tudor-arched recesses with chamfered
jambs. Chamfered beam to ceiling. Walls: extending for approximately
80 metres to west, curved on plan and 40 metres to east; approximately 3
metres high. Chamfered plinth. Walls capped by cogged band and rubbed
brick copings bell-shaped on section. Wall to east has 3 buttresses with
offsets to easternmost end. Wall to west has elliptically-arched pedestrian
entrance approximately 4 metres to west of gatehouse with studded plank
door; further flat-arched pedestrian entrance with board door to westernmost
end. Gate piers: those to eastern wall are adjacent to gatehouse; square on
plan, approximately 4 metres high with moulded ashlar plinths and capitals
and are surmounted by lions rampant holding wrought-iron lances and with
studded double plank doors between. Similar pair of C19 piers to stable
yard in wall to west. Further stable yard entrance to western end, now
blocked, has square piers, moulded plinth and cornice surmounted by shaped
finials. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1978, p 207.

Listing NGR: TA1033763172

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Source: English Heritage

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