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Description: Yew Tree House
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285484
OS Grid Reference: TM2507949805
OS Grid Coordinates: 625079, 249805
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1008, 1.2849
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HASKETON SHRUBBERY ROAD
TM 24 NE
Yew Tree House
House. C17 with early, mid and late-C19 additions and alterations. Timber
framed with brick infill and colour-washed rendered infill and colourwashed
brick. Slate roof, probably originally thatched to the C17 portion. Two
storeys. Three-cell baffle-entry plan to the C17 portion. Garden front:
C17 portion at centre which has C19 fenestration. Close-studded timber
framing with tension braces to both floors and a moulded bressumer dividing
the ground and first floors, some of which is applied planking of C17 date.
Infill of brick nogging to the ground floor and plastered infill to the
first floor with a projecting brick plinth. To the first floor are 4
gabled 1/2-dormer windows of 2 lights and to far right is a lower 2-light
casement with a gablet above. To the ground floor is a door at left of
centre, 1/2-glazed and of C19 date but in the position of an earlier doorway.
Similar door of less width at right. Between these are two sets of French
windows which take the form of 2-light casements with opening door-panels
below. To far left is a rectangular bay window with hipped roof of 3
lights with pointed-arched heads and at far left is a canted bay window
with single lights to the angles. All the window lights on this front have
4-centered heads. The roof is half-hipped at left and to the ridge is a
chimney stack of C19 brick with a panelled base supporting 4 flues of
diamond section. To left of this portion is a C19 single-storey addition
which has a canted C20 bay window approached by 2 steps with French windows
and 2 lights to each angle, all with pointed heads to the lights. Slightly
projecting at right is a C20 lean-to with strip window at right and plank
door at left. Above this at first floor level is a 2-light casement with
4-centered heads to the lights. Entrance front: C17 wing with half-hipped
roof and single-storey addition at right. To left of this is a recessed
C19 range with a glazed porch to the re-entrant angle. Single-light ground
floor casement to left of this and to the first floor are two 2-light
casements, all lights having pointed, arched heads. Decorative bressumer-
band between the floors. Drive front: Recessed C17 wing at right. To left
of this is a C19 range with 4 bays at right paired beneath 2 gables. To
the ground floor are four 2-light casements and a jettied first floor with
a decorated bressumer, all windows having pointed heads. To left of this a
bay with 1/2-hipped roof with 3-light ground and first-floor windows.
Randomly disposed fenestration to left of this. Rear: randomly disposed
fenestration and a projecting wing to the left hand side.
Interior: Altered in the C19, the 3-cell plan of the C17 portion remains
although subdivided and altered. C17 roof with wind bracing. Mid C19,
library with encased ceiling beam and moulded fire and window surrounds.
Later C19 dining room with panelled ceiling, decorative plasterwork and
richly-moulded ashlar fire surround.
Listing NGR: TM2507949805
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Source: English Heritage
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