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Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas

Description: Middleton Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322126

OS Grid Reference: NZ2235106825
OS Grid Coordinates: 422351, 506825
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4563, -1.6567

Location: Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire DL10 6NJ

Locality: Middleton Tyas
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL10 6NJ

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Listing Text

(east side, off)
Middleton Lodge
(formerly listed as
Middleton House)

The address shall be amended to read: KNEETON LANE
(east side, off)

Middleton Lodge


NZ 20 NW (east side, off)

2/60 Middleton Lodge
(Formerly listed as
4.2.69 Middleton House)


Country house with service range, and balustrade attached to south-east
side. House of 1777-80, by John Carr of York for George Hartley (1726-80),
a barrister. Ashlar sandstone, Westmorland slate roof. 2-storey house of
1:3:1 bays, with 3-storey service range of 2:3 bays to left. House: central
3 bays project slightly and are pedimented. Plinth. Central pedimented
distyle Roman Doric portico with fluted frieze, dentil cornice with mutules.
Part-glazed door below fanlight with radial glazing bars in round-arched
architrave with Tuscan capitals. Sash windows with glazing bars in
architraves, on ground floor with sill band and dentilled cornices. First-
floor band and sill band, and with balustered aprons between below first-
floor windows. Modillion cornice. Tympanum has cartouche with ribbons
above and festoons below. Hipped roof, with corniced ridge stacks flanking
central bay. To left, 3 bays of service range recessed behind courtyard
wall: central 6-panel leaved door below fanlight with radial glazing bars
and stepped voussoirs. Sash windows with glazing bars on ground and second
floors, of half size and 6 panes on first floor. Second-floor sill band.
Cornice. Stacks flanking central bay. Wall in front of courtyard of
coursed stone with central ashlar gate piers with banded rustication,
cornices and friezes with paterae, and contemporary wrought-iron gate with
fleurs-de-lys finials and guilloche motif on mid-rail. To left again, 2
bays with fenestration as last 3 bays. Rear: 2 storeys plus basement; 2:1:2
bays, the central bay canted. Sash windows with glazing bars, ground-floor
sill band, first-floor band and sill band with balustered aprons. Dentil
cornice. Hipped roof with corniced stacks flanking central bay. 5-bay
service range slightly recessed to right: sash windows with glazing bars on
ground and second floors except for casement window in second bay on second
floor; of half size and 6 panes on first floor. Cornice. Hipped roof.
Corniced stacks between first and second, second and third, and fourth and
fifth bays. Right return: 1:1:1 bays, the central bay canted. Plinth.
Sash windows with glazing bars except for doorway in central side of ground
floor of canted bay; ground-floor sill band, first-floor band and sill band
with balustered aprons. Dentil cornice. Hipped roof. Corniced stacks
flanking central bay. C17 balustrade along edge of terrace and returning to
house at north-east corner, was brought from Halnaby Hall, approximately 3
miles to the east, demolished in 1953. Interior: entrance hall with fluted
and roundel frieze; library to right with dentilled cornice; behind it an
octagonal drawing room with niches and anthemion frieze; behind it a morning
room with coved fluted frieze; to its left the elliptical dining room with
niches and frieze with urns and scrolls; central elliptical staircase hall
with 6 Doric doorcases with guttae to cornices, cantilevered stone stairs
with plain wrought-iron balusters, first-floor landing with round-arched
doorways with open pediments on consoles, and dome with lunette windows in
the coving; octagonal and oval bedrooms above best rooms below. The main
rooms have window shutters and doors of 6 reeded panels, those to dining
room are curved; the other rooms have fielded panels. One of roof beams is
dated 1780. R B Wragg, "Middleton Lodge", York Georgian Society Annual
Report (1976), pp 21-26.

Listing NGR: NZ2235106825

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Source: English Heritage

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