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Walls, Gatepiers, Railings and Gates to Sledmere House Extending from South-Westernmost End to Stabl, Sledmere

Description: Walls, Gatepiers, Railings and Gates to Sledmere House Extending from South-Westernmost End to Stabl

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 167849

OS Grid Reference: SE9282464520
OS Grid Coordinates: 492824, 464520
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0683, -0.5831

Location: B1251, Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 3XP

Locality: Sledmere
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 3XP

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Listing Text

SE 9264-9364 (south-east side)

17/39 Walls, gate piers,
railings and gates to
Sledmere House extending
from south-westernmost
end to stables


Walls, gate piers, railings and gates. Gates abutting stables (qv) are
c1700 brought from Venice during the C19, otherwise gates are of 1813 by
Watson and Pritchett of York for Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, 3rd Baronet, with
late C18 walls for Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet, with later additions
and alterations including those of early mid C20 for Sir Richard Sykes, 7th
Baronet. Walls of pinkish-red brick in English garden wall bond with ashlar
and moulded tile copings. Wrought-iron gates. 2.5 metres high. From
south-west: square end pier with peaked ashlar coping. Wall with tile
copings extends for approximately 25 metres to C20 west entrance with square
end piers surmounted by artificial stone sphinxes and with ramped, ashlar
coped walls, curved on plan, to artificial stone ornamental pier surmounted
by draped urns. Between are double gates and railings; with 4 levels of
rails, lance finials and curvy dogbars. Gates are flanked by ornamental
wrought-iron piers surmounted by tritons and have arched braces. Wall
continues for approximately 45 metres with tile copings to entrance to St
Mary's Churchyard. Similar double gates with inserted pedestrian gate
between ornamental wrought-iron piers surmounted by tritons. Wall continues
for approximately 35 metres to similar pier. This stretch forms north wall
of walled paddock approximately square on plan. From pier, wall returns to
entrance to stableyard. Gate piers square on plan, rebuilt but surmounted
by similar wrought-iron tritons. Ornamental double gates between have
scroll and ribbon motif to lower part, then bars with scrolls to sides and
with ornamental overthrow. Here wall abutts rear of stables and carriage
house (qv).

Listing NGR: SE9282464520

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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