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Description: Croft Hall
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 322683
OS Grid Reference: NZ2879009557
OS Grid Coordinates: 428790, 509557
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4806, -1.5572
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CROFT-ON-TEES RICHMOND ROAD
10/44 Croft Hall
Manor house. Probably C15 in origin, and probably rebuilt in late C16,
classicised in early C18, altered c1845. C15 work for Sir Richard Clervaux,
C16 work for Christopher Chaytor, early C18 work for William Chaytor; C19
work for Sir William Chaytor, probably by Ignatius Bonomi. Roughcast over
red sandstone rubble with painted ashlar dressings; C20 clay pantile roof.
Formerly U-shaped, now L-shaped with rear wing to right; other additions to
rear and rear left not of special interest. 3 storeys, main range of
4 bays. Chamfered plinth. Chamfered rusticated quoins. Central 8-panel
door below overlight with decorative glazing bars in keyed surround with
bases. Sash windows with glazing bars and crown glass in keyed surrounds,
the second-floor windows half-size and of 6-panes. Coped parapet partly
masking hipped roof with dormer window. Small brick stack at left end;
large old stack between first and second bays partly demolished. Rear of
wing: 1 bay; on ground and first floors, a tripartite window with keyed
surround; on second floor a 6-pane sash in keyed surround. Right return: 2
bays, on ground floor to left, French window below overlight in keyed
surround, with blind sash window in keyed surround above on first floor and
4-pane sash in keyed surround on second floor; lead rainwater pipe and
hopper head draining roof valley; stack between bays; in second bay, on
ground and first floors, a tripartite window, sashes with glazing bars in
ashlar surround, and on second floor two 4-pane windows in keyed surrounds.
Interior: ground-floor doors off central hall have 6 reeded panels; C19
curving open well staircase, formerly with stick balusters, now has C20
turned balusters. Blocked 4-light mullion internal window, noted on former
list description, has been removed. Main range is only one room deep, and
had very large chimney between first and second bays. A new chamber was
added to Croft Hall by John Clervaux d1443, whose bequests to his son
Richard included a hanging and canopy of arras for the dais in the hall.
Richard Clervaux set up a private chapel there licensed in 1453, and may
have carried out further improvements. His descendant Elizabeth married
Christopher Chaytor, a merchant adventurer of Newcastle, whose son Anthony
inherited Croft in 1590. It has remained in the Chaytor family since,
although the seat was abandoned when Sir William Chaytor built Clervaux
Castle nearby, to designs by Ignatius Bonomi, 1842-3 (demolished 1951).
A J Pollard, "Richard Clervaux of Croft", Yorkshire Archaeological Journal
(1978), pp 51-175; VCH i, p 163.
Listing NGR: NZ2879009559
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