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Thornton Hall, Thornton Rust

Description: Thornton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323206

OS Grid Reference: SD9729888857
OS Grid Coordinates: 397298, 488857
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2953, -2.0430

Location: Thornton Rust, North Yorkshire DL8 3AN

Locality: Thornton Rust
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 3AN

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Listing Text

SD 98 NE
(south side)
Thornton Hall (formerly
25.3.69 listed as Thornton House)
- II
Large house. Dated 1672, with early-C18, early C19 and later alterations and
extensions. Formerly the seat of the Chapman family. Rubble with ashlar
dressings, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, irregular plan of spine with cross
wings. North front: 1:2:1. Chamfered rusticated quoins. In centre, to left:
part-glazed door in sandstone ashlar surround with splayed bases, eared and
richly-moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze and modillioned cornice. Above, a
sash window with glazing bars. To right, 1 bay of tripartite sash windows.
Gutter brackets. Left wing: 16-pane sash windows. Right wing: paired sash
windows. Kneelers and copings. Corniced ashlar stacks on gables of cross-
wings, and in centre of spine. To right, recessed wing with segmental-arched
opening, now window, and glazed door in keyed surround; and on first floor,
2 sash windows with glazing bars under segmental arches of ashlar voussoirs and
keystones. Rear elevation: in centre, projecting 2-storey porch with 4-panel
door in quoined surround with moulded arris, "1672 G C" inscribed on lintel,
and added inscription "1706". Elaborate hood-mould with decorative motifs on
drops. Above, C18 round-arched window, flanked by small triangular-headed
windows. Flat-topped gable with ball finials above kneelers. To left: 4 fire
windows with chamfered ashlar surrounds and later openings. Gutter brackets.
To right: 3 small pointed-arched blind openings in gable. Interior: segmental-
arched fireplace of original main room.

Listing NGR: SD9729888857

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Source: English Heritage

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