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East Layton Old Hall and Attached Garden Gateway, East Layton

Description: East Layton Old Hall and Attached Garden Gateway

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323240

OS Grid Reference: NZ1648209916
OS Grid Coordinates: 416482, 509916
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4843, -1.7471

Location: 3 Forcett Close, East Layton, North Yorkshire DL11 7PG

Locality: East Layton
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7PG

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Listing Text

NZ 10 NE
6/28 East Layton Old Hall and
attached garden gateway
(formerly listed as Old
Hall (now Post Office)
and House occupied by Mr
L Leyburn)


Manor house with added cottage, now part of house, and attached garden
gateway. Medieval origins to house, with alterations dated 1623, C19 and
C20 additions, late C17 - early C18 garden gateway. Early C17 work for Sir
Thomas Laton. House: sandstone rubble with some ashlar dressings, C20
pantile and stone slate roofs. 2 storeys and loft. East front: 1:2:2
first-floor windows. Main house: right-hand 4 bays. Quoins. From left:
C20 vertically-panelled door below deep lintel, 16-pane sash window on first
floor above; next bay projects slightly, with 2-light window in C20 double-
chamfered surround on ground floor, and 2-light double-chamfered mullion
window on first floor; large projecting stepped external stack, with two 4-
pane fire windows in double-chamfered surrounds on ground floor; 2-light
double-chamfered mullion window on ground floor, single-light double-
chamfered window and 2-light double-chamfered mullion window on first floor.
Shaped kneeler and ashlar coping to left. Stack at right end. To left,
added bay with quoins to left, small 4-pane window below deep lintel on
ground floor and 16-pane window on first floor. Ashlar coping to left,
ashlar stack to left end. Roofs have the lower half of stone slate and the
upper half of pantiles. To left, and partly incorporated into added bay,
garden gateway of ashlar, with central round-arched opening, rebated and
with hooks and crooks for gate; flanked by shell niches; entablature carried
on 2 consoles with jewelled strapwork. Rear: on ground floor, two 16-pane
sash windows flanking blocked doorway and with another blocked doorway near
right-hand window; on first floor, 16-pane sash window in part surround of
double-chamfered 2-light mullion window, and 16-pane sash window, flanking
coats of arms of Sir Thomas Laton and his wife Maria, daughter of Sir
William Fairfax, dated 1623. To the left, C20 two-storey range, not of
special interest. Rear of garden gateway: the shell niche to left hidden by
the added cottage, otherwise the design matches that on the other side
except that this, the front, has roll-moulded arris to the arch. Left
return: central French window flanked by 12-pane casement windows on the
ground floor, and two 12-pane casement windows on the first floor, all with
projecting sills and deep lintels. Right return: mainly C20 windows, but 1
double-chamfered first-floor window to right of the large stepped external
stack. Interior not inspected, but North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular
Buildings Study Group Report No 513 records a chamfered basket-arched
fireplace with two orders of voussoirs at the north end of the building, a
similar one in the east wall, both on the ground floor, chamfered Tudor-
arched fireplace with central butt-joint in lintel on first floor of north
gable, and a similar one in the loft. In the late C19 the building was an
inn called the Layton Arms. The roof and the two large chimneys have been
lowered in height.

Listing NGR: NZ1648209916

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Source: English Heritage

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