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Description: Bavington Hall
Date Listed: 5 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239540
OS Grid Reference: NY9918478743
OS Grid Coordinates: 399184, 578743
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1031, -2.0143
NY 97 NE BAVINGTON B6342
11/4 Bavington Hall
Country house. Late C17. Altered and extended c1720. Roof rebuilt and upper
storey altered early C19. Further addition c1930. For the Shafto family. Work
of c1720 done for Admiral Delaval. Dressed stone, rough-cast on garden side,
with Welsh slate roofs. 3 storeys. Double span with 2-storey L-shaped addition
to left. Entrance front: main block of 7 bays, has alternating rusticated quoins
and central 6-panelled door in round-arched Gibbs surround. Ground-floor windows
have raised surrounds with triple keystones and 18-pane sashes with thick glazing
bars. Similar glazing bars in architraves on 1st floor. Architraves to 2nd
floor, enlarged in early Cl9 when roof was raised, hold 9-pane sashes with thin
glazing bars. Panelled cornice was also added.
2-storey, 4-bay wing to right, probably C17, has 8-pane sashes with thick glazing
bars on ground floor and Yorkshire sashes above. Projecting kitchen wing has
fine ashlar facade but older masonry to rear. Projecting pedimented centre of
one tall storey, 2 bays; and flanking 2-storey single bays. Central tall round-
arched windows in architraves. Flanking ground-floor windows are 24-pane sashes
with thick glazing bars. Oculus windows on 1st floor.
Garden front, 7 bays, has door with Gibbs surround, large triple keystone and
pediment. Sash windows, with intermediate glazing bars removed, in raised
surrounds. 2nd-floor windows similar to entrance front. C20, 2-storey, 4-bay
addition to right in similar style.
Both spans have shaped gables with kneelers and many octagonal chimneys with
Interior has 2 panelled rooms on ground floor. One has fireplace with terms and
scrolled pedimented overmantel. The other has enriched panelling, fireplace
within full-height Corinthian pilasters and enriched modillion cornice. An
earlier panelled room on first floor has fireplace with pulvinated surround and
frieze with plaster heads and angels.
Many other C17, early C18 and early C19 fireplaces. Many 2-panelled doors in
front block, 6-panelled doors elsewhere. Late C17 open-well stair with vase
balusters and heavily-moulded handrail. One 2-light double-chamfered mullioned
window in former external wall.
Listing NGR: NY9918478743
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Source: English Heritage
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