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Description: Gates, Lodges and Flanking Walls to Sledmere House
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167859
OS Grid Reference: SE9349164792
OS Grid Coordinates: 493491, 464792
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0706, -0.5728
SLEDMERE MAIN STREET
SE 9264-9364 (south side)
17/49 Gates, lodges and
flanking walls to
20.9.66 Sledmere House
Gates, lodges and walls. Probably late C18 lodges and walls with lodges
probably designed by Samuel Wyatt and Sir Christopher Sykes for Sir
Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet, with gates of 1813 by Watson and Pritchett
of York for Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, 3rd Baronet, and with later additions
and alterations. Red brick outer wall, otherwise gault brick with ashlar
dressings and Welsh slate roofs, wrought-iron gates. Outer walls extend for
approximately 20 metres to east and 30 metres to west of lodges, with gault
brick walls curved on plan flanking the lodges. Lodges approximately square
on plan with ranges to sides. Gates: 3 sets of double gates, those to
centre are wider and flanked by ornamental piers surmounted by tritons. 4
levels of rails, lancet finials to bars, curvy dogbars, and arched braces.
Lodges: alike. 2 low storeys to sides, that to west with basement to right
return, single bay. Plinth. Entrances to inner returns are partly blocked,
fielded-panel doors with divided overlights under flat arches of gauged
brick. Above are two 9-pane unequally hung sashes under flat lintels. To
street facade a central elliptically arched recess with tripartite window, a
12-pane sash between 8-pane sashes with ashlar aprons and with Tuscan
columns between and Tuscan responds supporting frieze. Arch has brick
infilling. Ashlar cornices. Blocking courses. Hipped roofs. Centre
stacks. Gault brick walls with ashlar plinth and flat copings are
approximately 2.5 metres high ending in square piers. Piers have peaked
copings. Further walls,approximately 2.5 metres high,have brick copings.
Elliptically arched entrance to wall to west approximately 10 metres from
lodge. Wall to west returns to Gardener's Row. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York
and The East Riding, 1978, p 346.
Listing NGR: SE9349164792
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