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Danby Hall, Thornton Steward

Description: Danby Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321728

OS Grid Reference: SE1587887143
OS Grid Coordinates: 415878, 487143
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2797, -1.7576

Location: Thornton Steward, North Yorkshire DL8 4PX

Locality: Thornton Steward
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4PX

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Listing Text


4/119 Danby Hall
(formerly listed under General)

Country House. C14, 1658 and 1855. Rubble with ashlar dressings, ashlar,
Welsh slate roofs. H-plan, 2 storeys. Entrance front facing east of 5 bays
between long wings, bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting. Central classical
entrance inscribed 'S. C. S. 1907'. Cross windows. Pierced and balustraded
parapet, over end bays pierced to read 'S. S. 1658', referring to Simon
Scrope I. Corniced ashlar stacks. Symmetrical 5-bay inner facades to
wings, bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting, with cross windows, balustraded
parapets. Rain water heads dated 1947. End elevations of wings: one bay
cross windows, coped gables, apex finials. Right wing has C14 3-storey pele
tower of very small plan area, with battered base, 2-light double-chamfered
mullioned windows on first and second floors, crenellated parapet. Rest of
right wing perhaps C14 in core, but its right return mainly of C18 sash
windows with glazing bars. Rear elevation of cross range: irregular but
original C17 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows, also cross windows
to staircase with stained glass. 5 gables with coping and finials, and
2-light mullioned windows with original leaded-light glazing. On the left
an C18 wing; and c1900 Billiard Room to right. Garden front dated 1855 by
Joseph Hansom. Ashlar. 1:3:3:3:1 bays. Plinth. Cross windows, string-
courses. In centre 5-sided cantedbay. Square end bays supporting
octagonal turrets for unfinished cupolas. Pierced parapet.
Interior: fine original C17 newel staircase with turned balusters arid moulded
handrail; C17 panelled drawing-room with bolection mouldings, ribbed
corinthian pilasters, dado, entablative, painted and gilded, See Country Life.

1901, pp 804; VCH I p 265

Listing NGR: SE1587887143

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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