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Walburn Hall, Walburn

Description: Walburn Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 321923

OS Grid Reference: SE1189695965
OS Grid Coordinates: 411896, 495965
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3591, -1.8184

Location: A6108, Walburn, North Yorkshire DL11 6AH

Locality: Walburn
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6AH

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Listing Text

SE 19 NW
(west side)
4/38 Walburn Hall
(formerly listed as
Walburn Hall and Walburn
4.2.69 Hall Chapel)
Fortified manor house, originally larger than present farmhouse. C15 and
C16, restored in the early C19 by Timothy Hutton of Marske in Swaledale.
Rubble with ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. Two storeys, irregular plan
of an L-shape around a cobbled courtyard to the front, and two further small
wings projecting to the rear. Principal range on east side of courtyard,
west elevation: 3 bays with quoined, gabled tower porch with ribbed boarded
door in early - C19 ashlar surround with hoodmould below blocked 2-light
chamfered mullion window with hoodmould. In gable a blocked 4-centred
arched light with hoodmould. Square kneelers, ridged coping and square
pedestal finial. On either side of porch, deep plinth almost 2 metres high,
coped with stone slates. Quoins to right. First floor: blocked 2-light
chamfered mullion windows. To right, raised verge with square kneeler,
ridged coping and square pedestal finial with acorn. Tripled octagonal
ashlar corniced chimneys to left and at centre. Rear (east) elevation of
principal range: quoins. 2- and 3-light chamfered mullion windows with
hoodmoulds, all early C19. South elevation of principal range, facing road:
quoins. 2-storey square bay window with blocked 5-light chamfered mullion
window below a 5-light chamfered mullion-and-transom window, the lower
lights blind. Bay has double-cyma-moulded pediment with a square pedestal
finial set diagonally and lead roof. Above, in gable of principal range, a
shuttered 4-centred-arched light with hoodmould. Cross wing to principal
range, south elevation: 2 bays. Ground-floor door and windows early C19.
First floor: left bay gabled with oriel-like C15 window of 3 pointed-arch
lights in hollow-chamfered ashlar surround, retaining some medieval heraldic
stained glass. Above is a blocked rectangular light and coped gable with
finial. In right bay a C16 hollow-chamfered window of 2 cinquefoil-headed
lights under hoodmould. To left of cross wing front wall continues at
ground-floor level with quoined, chamfered, segmental-arched doorway, and
connects with ruined section of hall consisting of 3 walls standing up to
first-floor height containing various C15 and C16 doorways and windows.
West return of cross wing originally the inside wall of the ruined section,
has on ground floor a chamfered quoined-surround doorway to left of blocked
doorway with 4-centred arch. On first floor 2 early - C19 windows, and to
right a blocked fireplace with 4-centred arch. Ashlar coping and octagonal
chimney at left end, corniced stack in centre. North end of rear wing: on
ground floor, a blocked quoined doorway with 4-centred arch. Above, a
blocked cross window; to left, cross window. Projecting at right angles
from centre of this wall is a vast offset chimney with opening blocked to
form doorway on west side. East elevation of rear wing: on ground floor,
chamfered mullion window of semicircular-headed lights with hoodmoulds,
similar single-light window with vertical bar. First floor: hollow-
chamfered mullion window of 2 pointed-arched lights with deeply-recessed
spandrels. To right, quoined garderobe turret projects with chamfered
first-floor vent. Interior: in living room chamfered, triangular-headed
fireplace ex situ. Main living rooms were on first floor. At south end of
principal range, room said to have accommodated Mary, Queen of Scots, with
Elizabethan panelling to bay window, and C18 chimney-piece. In rear wing,
chamfered doorway to garderobe. VCH i, pp. 227-8.

Listing NGR: SE1189695965

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Source: English Heritage

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