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Description: Constable Burton Hall
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 322401
OS Grid Reference: SE1636091193
OS Grid Coordinates: 416360, 491193
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3161, -1.7500
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CONSTABLE BURTON BURTON PARK
SE 19 SE
3/8 Constable Burton Hall
(formerly listed as
Country house. 1762-67. By John Carr of York for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill.
Ashlar sandstone, Westmorland slate roof. Palladian style. 2 storeys and
basement, 1:3:1 bays, the central 3 bays recessed behind a slightly-
projecting portico of 4 giant Ionic unfluted columns, approached by an
imperial staircase of 2 lower flights and 1 upper flight, carried on a ¼
arch with Gibbs surround, and with turned balusters. Plinth. Basement
windows: 6-pane sashes in Gibbs surrounds in first, second, fourth and fifth
bays. Ground-floor string and sill band, containing balustraded aprons to
sash windows with glazing bars in architraves with pulvinated friezes and
pediments carried on consoles in first and fifth bays. Central part-glazed
leaved door in architrave with pulvinated frieze and pediment on consoles.
Sash windows with glazing bars in architraves with pulvinated friezes and
segmental pediments in second and fourth bays. First floor: 9-pane
unequally-hung sash windows in architraves. Modillion cornice. Hipped
roofs on 4 sides of the building around the stair-well, and with stacks on
inner edges. Rear: 2:3:2 bays. Plinth. Central section slightly proud,
with central canted bay. Basement: 6-pane sash windows. Ground floor: sash
windows with glazing bars, round-arched with radial glazing bars in central
3 bays. First floor: 9-pane unequally-hung sash windows. Modillion
cornice. Right return: 2:3:2 bays. Plinth. Basement: 6-pane sash windows
in Gibbs surrounds. Ground-floor band and sill band. Ground floor: sash
windows with glazing bars in architraves with pulvinated friezes and
cornices. First floor: 9-pane unequally-hung sash windows in architraves.
Modillion cornice. Left return: 2:3:2 bays, the central 3 slightly proud.
Windows with keyed lintels, 6-pane sashes in basement; sashes with glazing
bars on ground floor and 9-pane unequally-hung sashes on first floor. In
centre of ground floor, door of 8 fielded panels in architrave with plain
frieze add cornice. Moulded cornice. Chimney stacks between second and
third, fifth and sixth bays. Interior: entrance hall with doors of 6
fielded panels; pulvinated friezes above doorcases; fireplace with console
pilasters, dentil ceiling cornice. Central stair hall with cantilevered
ashlar treads and wrought-iron balustrade to open well staircase top-lit by
lunette windows in groin-vaulted openings; modillion cornice underneath
landings. To right of entrance hall, library: fireplace with fluted
pilasters, Greek key motif on frieze; acanthus ceiling cornice. Behind,
morning room: Greek key motif on friezes above doors; dentil ceiling
cornice. Behind, large drawing room: fireplace with console pilasters and
frieze with drapes; anthemion on friezes above doors and ceiling cornice.
In centre of rear, dining room with bay window: plastered wall panels;
crossed fronds on friezes above doors; acanthus ceiling cornice. To rear
left, oak room, containing panelling said to be from older house on site,
some of Jacobean type, some with large fielded panels. First floor: main
bedroom over dining room with Ionic columns framing bed recess; dentil
cornice. The house is a delightful Palladian villa, and all its John Carr
interior details survive complete. It replaced an early C17 house designed
by Inigo Jones. Marcus Binney, "Constable Burton, Yorkshire" Country Life
(28 November, 1968 and 19 December, 1968). H Speight, Romantic
Richmondshire (1897), p 341; VCH i, pp 234-235.
Listing NGR: SE1636091193
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