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Chapel Range, Aske

Description: Chapel Range

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322711

OS Grid Reference: NZ1777603442
OS Grid Coordinates: 417776, 503442
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4261, -1.7275

Location: Aske, North Yorkshire DL10 5HJ

Locality: Aske
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL10 5HJ

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Listing Text


10/9 Chapel range
(formerly listed as Old
Stable Court Range at
4.2.69 Aske Hall)


Stables, now chapel, flat and storage. 1763, with alterations of 1887. By
John Carr for Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1887 work by Thomas Oliver of Newcastle
for the 3rd Earl of Zetland. Ashlar sandstone, Westmorland slate roof.
2 storeys with a basement to the south side. 2:1:3:1:2 bays, the single
bays projecting slightly and rising into turrets with an extra storey.
North elevation: plinth. Ground floor: continuous rounded arcade with
archivolts and impost band, all now infilled in matching stonework with
central, leaved, C19 6-panel door below 4-pane overlight in architrave with
pulvinated frieze and modillion cornice; the other bays each with sash
window with glazing bars and joggled lintel. First floor: 8-pane sash
windows with joggled lintels. Modillion cornice. Balustraded parapet
between the turrets, continues blind across them. Hipped roof to main
range. Turrets have an oculus and hipped roof. Rear: basement has, in
first turret, a doorway with flat arch flanked on each side by 2 sash
windows with glazing bars, the rest blank. Arcaded main floor has in each
bay a sash window with glazing bars with joggled lintel. Attic storey has
6-pane sash windows with joggled lintels, the cornice, parapet and turrets
as north-west side. Left return: made apsidal when chapel formed, and with
matching attic windows. Interior: chapel to left of entrance in Italianate
style with marble dado and paired Corinthian pilasters, ornate cornice, and
classical window surrounds with stained-glass "shutters"; the ceiling is a
barrel vault divided into bays by decorated arches, and with side
intersecting vaults from attic windows and triple vault over apsidal
liturgical east (actually north-east) end. The interior achieves a most
successful conversion into a private chapel. John Harris, "The Dundas
Empire", Apollo magazine, September 1967. In front of the north-west
elevation is a cobbled forecourt.

Listing NGR: NZ1777603442

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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