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Description: Swale Hall
Date Listed: 4 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 321988
OS Grid Reference: SE0412898432
OS Grid Coordinates: 404128, 498432
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3814, -1.9379
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GRINTON SWALE HALL LANE
23/50 Swale Hall
Manor house. C17. Rendered rubble on boulder plinth, stone slate roof.
2-room central lobby-entry plan, with central rear stair turret, and
cross-wing on left projecting only to rear. 2 storeys, 3 first floor
windows. Central quoined doorway with moulded arris, triangular soffit
and pedimented hood to lintel. Double-chamfered mullioned windows under
birds-beak section drip moulds. On ground floor, 1 single-light window
to left, and 2 formerly 4-light windows flanking doorway. On first
floor, 2 formerly 4-light windows flanking a single-light window at
slightly lower level over doorway. On left, bay of cross-wing has
partly-blocked 4-light window on ground floor, pitching door under drip
mould on first floor. Upstanding kneelers and saddleback copings to
house overall. Central stack with classical cappings. Rear elevation
with, on ground floor, a 2-light casement window to left of turret, a
single-light window with stone surround in angle to left of turret, and
2-light mullioned window in turret; on first floor, 3 single-light
windows to left of turret, 1 in turret and 1 to right of turret. On
right, in gable-end of cross-wing, a 3-light window, now converted to
2 on each floor. Left return: large lateral stack to cross-wing. Right
return: 2-light window to both floors and gable. Interior: 2 back-to-
back fireplaces, both large, with straight heads, chamfered surrounds,
and birds-beak section string course above. Stone stairs in straight
flight in turret, now boarded over. The site of the medieval capital
messuage of Bridlington Priory's manor of West Grinton. The family
called Swale pretended to this manor after the Reformation. The house
was in tenements in C18. 'VCH North Riding', 1.
Listing NGR: SE0412898432
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