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Description: Rawcliffe Hall
Date Listed: 16 December 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 185030
OS Grid Reference: SD4158741781
OS Grid Coordinates: 341587, 441781
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8689, -2.8898
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SD 44 SW OUT RAWCLIFFE
5/18 Rawcliffe Hall
House, now used as caravan clubhouse, possibly C17th with late C16th
remains, altered. Rendered brick with some timber framing and with slate
roof. Courtyard plan. Main parts are: a south range; a wing on the west side
adjoining the north side of the latter; an adjoining wing running further north;
a wing on the east side of the courtyard, connecting with the east side of the
south range at its corner. 2 storeys with attic. All windows modern with plain
reveals. South front has 2-storey gabled porch with modern addition on ground
floor. To the left are 3 bays, the left-hand one being blank on the ground floor.
To the right are 2 bays, the right-hand one having a door on the ground floor.
Chimney on right-hand gable and between bays 2 & 3 to left of porch. Gables
have copings with kneelers. West gable of this wing has 2 bays, with modern
oriels on 1st floor. Adjoining to the north, the west facade has an embattled
canted section with windows to its outer sides. The central part of the facade is
of 2 bays, the right-hand bay having 2 adjoining ground-floor doorways with
pointed heads. At the left is a projecting stack with offsets. The northern most
section of the west facade has a timber bay window filled with leaded stained
glass, the lower lights being paired under ogee heads. On each side on the 1st
floor is a window with timber mullions and stained glass. The wing forming the
east facade of the building is possibly C18th, altered in the C19th and C20th.
Although externally it shows nothing of architectural interest it is possible that
it may contain old features.
Interior. The northern room on the west side has a moulded shouldered stone
fireplace of early C18th type with moulded cornice and with arms carved on
the lintel. The south range contains an early C18th stair, possibly not in
its original position (c.f. VCH Vol. 7 p.276), with 5 steps at the bottom and
then a straight flight at right angles. It has an open string and moulded
handrail, the straight flight retaining its turned balusters, 2 to each tread,
one fluted. On the north side of the south range is an internal
courtyard, now with a glass roof at 1st floor level. Above the roof on the south
side is a timber-framed wall, continuously glazed with 2 rows of wooden mullioned
windows separated by a transom. Below are 2 rows of square-framed panels with
decorative bracing, mostly quatrefoils. Under the eaves is a coving. The
development of the building is complex and would merit detailed investigation.
Other early features may well be hidden beneath later alterations.
Listing NGR: SD4158741781
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Source: English Heritage
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