Description: Easby Hall and Numbers 1 and 2 Easby Court
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322113
OS Grid Reference: NZ1871000356
OS Grid Coordinates: 418710, 500356
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3983, -1.7133
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4/47 Easby Hall and Nos 1 and
2, Easby Court
4.2.69 (formerly listed as Easby
Marked on old editions of Ordnance Survey Maps as Easby Hall, and on newer
editions as Easby House. Country house, with one wing now divided into 2
flats. c1730, for Rev Wm Smith, with later alterations and additions for
Leonard Jaques. Coursed rubble and brick, with ashlar dressings, lead and
Westmorland slate roofs. 3-storey 5-bay central block, with 2-storey 2-bay
wings. North-east front; coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Central
block: chamfered rusticated quoins. Central 6-panel door below segmental
fanlight within flat-roofed porch with Roman Doric columns and engaged
pilasters, and blocking course above. On ground floor on either side, c1900
3-light sash windows in made-up C18 architraves with tripartite keystones.
First floor: sash windows in architraves with tripartite keystones. Second
floor: half-size 6-pane sash windows in architraves with tripartite
keystones. Cornice. Parapet. Wings set back (north wing now nos 1 and 2
Easby Court). Chamfered rusticated quoins to outer sides. 2 bays of sash
windows in architraves with tripartite keystones. Cornices of less
elaborate section than main house. Ashlar parapets. Brick end stacks.
South-west (garden) front: brick with ashlar dressings. Ashlar plinth and
chamfered rusticated quoins. Central part-glazed door within c1900 ashlar
porch of Tuscan antae engaged on side walls supporting flat roof with
blocking course above. Sash windows in architraves with tripartite
keystones, half-size windows on second floor. Cornice. Ashlar parapet.
Ashlar end stacks, brick stack between second and third bays. Flat rolled
lead roof. Wings project forward. Right (south) wing: brick. Ashlar
plinth and chamfered rusticated quoins. On each floor, a 3-light sash
window with architraves and keystone over central light, that on ground
floor inscribed "1900 L J". Cornice. Ashlar parapet. Left (north) wing:
late C18. Brick. Ashlar chamfered rusticated quoins. On ground floor: two
9-pane sash windows in architraves with keystones, and Venetian window on
first floor. Westmorland slate roof, hipped to right. North wing continues
into former kitchen courtyard range, now converted into cottages, of rubble
with ashlar door surround and the surround of a 2-light mullion window on
the first floor. Range continues further to north as former stable
courtyard, now also converted into cottages. In 1729 the manor of Easby was
sold to Rev W Smith rector of Melsonby, who soon afterwards built the
present mansion. H Speight, Romantic Richmondshire (1897), p112.
Listing NGR: NZ1871200359
Source: English Heritage
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