Description: Leyburn Hall
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321773
OS Grid Reference: SE1103590484
OS Grid Coordinates: 411035, 490484
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3098, -1.8319
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SE 19 SW LEYBURN COMMERCIAL SQUARE
12/24 Leyburn Hall
Hall, c1750. For John Yarker. Roughcast with ashlar dressings, stone slate
roof. 2 storeys, E-plan. South elevation: 1:1:5:1:1. Central range:
plinth, rusticated quoins. Ground floor: 4-pane sashes in moulded
surrounds, the central one eared and enriched with a cornice supported on
consoles. String. First floor: sashes with glazing bars in moulded
surrounds. Cavetto cornice, blind parapet. Bays 2 and 8 recessed with
quoined surrounds to openings, casement window to left, glazed door to
right, sash windows with glazing bars above. End pavilions with rusticated
quoins and full height round-arched openings with moulded ashlar surrounds
to tripartite windows with Doric half-columns below Diocletian windows.
Pediments with wrought-iron weather-vanes above. North elevation:
1:1:3:1:1. Central range with central Doric portico to 6-panel door below
plain fanlight in moulded surround with moulded imposts and keystone. Sash
windows in moulded surrounds, hipped roof. Bays 2 and 4 recessed with
Gibbs-style double-decker Venetian window, that to left partially blocked on
ground floor. End pavilion wings project, each with 2 tall blind round-
arched openings and hipped roof. Interior: arcaded hall. Drawing Room and
Morning Room with fine door-cases and cornices, Morning Room has in addition
panelling and fine chimney-piece. Staircase hall with ionic columns and
imperial staircase with decorative plasterwork ceiling, perhaps by Cortese.
West pavilion has very plain, full-height Music Room which could have been a
private chapel, as Yarker family had recusant sympathies. Marcus Binney,
"Leyburn Hall, North Yorkshire", Country Life October 20 1977, pp. 1090-3.
Listing NGR: SE1103590484
Source: English Heritage
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