Description: Arbour Hill House and Attached Screen Walls, Dovecote and Summer House
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 322444
OS Grid Reference: SE2228392570
OS Grid Coordinates: 422283, 492570
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3282, -1.6589
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SE 29 SW HORNBY HORNBY PARK
4/51 Arbour Hill House and
attached screen walls,
dovecote and summer-house
Farmhouse, now house, with attached screen walls, dovecote and summer-house.
c1760. For Robert Conyers Darcy, Earl of Holderness, of Hornby Castle (qv).
Sandstone ashlar, C20 concrete interlocking tile and pantile roofs. House:
2 storeys with 3-storey end pavilions; 1:1:3:1:1 bays, central 3 bays
projecting as canted bay to front and rear. Plinth. Ground floor: the bays
are treated as an arcade of round arches, with recessed blocking except for
a door in first bay, a round-arched sash window with thick glazing bars in
the fourth bay, a door below radial fanlight in the sixth bay and a C20
window in the seventh bay. Impost band. First floor: square window
openings with flat arches, blind except for central 6-pane sash window. End
pavilions each have a second-floor blind oculus. Eaves band, continued
across pavilions as second-floor band. Pyramidal roofs to end pavilions;
semi-hexagonal roofs to canted bays. C20 concrete interlocking tile roof.
Central octagonal ridge chimney. Single-storey screen walls flanking house,
each containing a doorway with plain surround. To left, 2-storey dovecote
with ground-floor board door in plain surround with keyed lintel, first-
floor band, first-floor projecting ledges for birds to alight on and
pyramidal roof. To right, 2-storey summer-house with first-floor band and
pyramidal roof. Rear:house, ground floor: round arcade with recessed
blocking, round-arched sash windows with glazing bars on first, sixth and
seventh bays and part-glazed door below fanlight in fourth bay, the rest
blind. First floor: unequally-hung 12-pane sash windows in first, second,
fourth, sixth and seventh bays. Second-floor oculi in end pavilions. Rear,
summer-house and dovecote: a blind oculus set into first-floor band.
Dovecote, left return: oculus set into band; right return: board door in
plain surround with keyed lintel on ground floor to right; first-floor
doorway above. Summer-house, left return: 2 doorways with plain surrounds
and keyed lintels on ground floor, part-blocked to left, with part-glazed
door to right; right return: blind oculus set into band. Interior, house:
round arches in walls of ground-floor front room in canted bay; in sixth bay
an C18 open well staircase with stick balusters. The house is of the same
design as Street House, Ainderby Mires, which is in brick. Pevsner,
Yorkshire, The North Riding (1966) p 193.
Listing NGR: SE2228392570
Source: English Heritage
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