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Description: Gisburne Park
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183371
OS Grid Reference: SD8253849709
OS Grid Coordinates: 382538, 449709
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9432, -2.2675
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SD 84 NW GISBURN
SD 825 497
4/52 Gisburne Park
Country house, 1727-36 with later additions. Pebbledashed with sandstone
dressings and hipped slate roof. Original house of half-H plan. South
facade of 2 storeys and 9 bays, the central 3 bays recessed. A symmetrical
composition with projecting quoins, string course, and bracketed cornice
with blocking course. Windows sashed with glazing bars and with architraves,
those on the ground floor with false keystones. The ground-floor windows to
the outer 3 bays on each side are altered. The central doorway has Doric
pilasters and an entablature swept upwards in the centre into an arch.
The frieze has outer triglyphs and a central carved flower with foliage.
2 chimneys on ridge. At the west is the gable of the stable block, probably
re-modelled c.1800, with pediment and a canted bay window, now with an early
C20th 3-bay link to the main facade. The stable block is probably of 1736-7
and has a central arched entrance with a pediment over on both east and west
sides. At the north end of the east wing is a square addition of c.1800 in
a style similar to the main facade, but with an extra storey above the
cornice. A rear range was added in the late C19th. Interior has very fine
Baroque plasterwork by Artari, Quadri and Vassalli in the entrance hall,
the drawing room to the right of it, a smaller room behind that, and the
stair hall in the west wing. All have elaborate ceilings with scrollwork
compositions apart from the stair hall where the present ceiling,
incorporating an oval domed toplight, is of the late C19th. All apart
from the drawing room also have enriched wall-panels, those to the stair
hall being particularly elaborate, with some bas-relief figures. The
stair has a wrought iron balustrade. The dining room to the left of the
entrance hall has oak panelling of early C18th type. In the rear addition
of c.1800 is a circular room of double-storey height with domed decorated
plaster ceiling and curved doors with decorated doorcases. Building accounts
deposited with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society.
Listing NGR: SD8253849709
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Source: English Heritage
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