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Kirkbridge House , Stanwick Old Hall and Attached Gate Piers, Stanwick St John

Description: Kirkbridge House , Stanwick Old Hall and Attached Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323404

OS Grid Reference: NZ1858911934
OS Grid Coordinates: 418589, 511934
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5024, -1.7145

Location: Stanwick St John, North Yorkshire DL11 7RT

Locality: Stanwick St John
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7RT

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Listing Text

NZ 11 SE
3/188 Kirkridge House,
Stanwick Old Hall and
4.2.69 attached gate piers


Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings, and attached gate piers. Mid-late C17 with
early C18 alterations. For the Smithson family. Rubble with some ashlar
dressings, stone slate roofs. U-shaped plan, with main range of 2 storeys
and loft, and lower wings to rear. South elevation: 2:1:4:2 first-floor
windows. Quoins. First- and second-floor string courses. From left: first
and second bays have sash windows with glazing bars and exposed sash boxes
in C18 ashlar architraves; third bay has on each floor a cross window in
architrave, and on the ground floor a C17 door in quoined ashlar surround
with moulded arris; fourth-seventh bays inclusive have chamfered cross
windows, 3 on ground floor and 4 on first floor, with a C20 panelled door on
ground floor to right; eighth and ninth bays as first and second. 4 full
dormers with kneelers. Shaped kneelers, ashlar coping. Corniced ashlar
stacks at ends and between third and fourth bays. Rear: to left, 6-panel
door in quoined ashlar surround with moulded arris, renewed lintel with
triangular soffit and hoodmould; 3-light chamfered mullion window with
hoodmould to right; on first floor similar window above door, C20 casement
window with hoodmould to right and single-light window to far right on each
floor. Central full dormer with pierced kneelers. Both wings have
chamfered rusticated quoins, shaped kneelers and ashlar coping to gables.
East wing has blocked doorway to left, 2-light chamfered mullion window, and
2 single-light chamfered windows with hoodmoulds in gable. West wing of 2
builds, with M roof; eastern half has ashlar architrave to blocked window
with 2 stanchions to right, chamfered single-light window with hoodmould to
left and above it a single-light window in architrave, and above that part
of a hoodmould, and in gable, to right, chamfered single-light window with
hoodmould, and chimney on gable; western half has two 2-light chamfered
mullion windows on ground floor and corniced ashlar gable stack. Right
return of east wing: 2 tall 2-light mullion windows with hoodmoulds. Left
return of west wing: door of 3 vertical panels in chamfered rusticated
quoined surround with lintel carved as if of voussoirs, flanked by C20
casement windows with hoodmoulds. Between rear wings: low wall with 3 gate
piers; 2 in centre are square in plan, chamfered rusticated quoined, with
chamfered bases, cornices, caps and ball finials; one to right is square in
plan, chamfered rusticated quoined, with cornice and acorn finial; all the
quoined work lines through with and matches quoins on the wings. Left
return of house: in gable, 2 single-light windows with ashlar architraves.
Right return of house: blocked single-light window on first floor; in gable,
2 keyed vertical oval oculi with chamfered surrounds. Interior: in hall
within door on north side, C17 oak open well staircase with thick turned
balusters of symmetrical design, and with large knob finials to top and
bottom of newel posts, the staircase disregarding the position of the
windows; to west, splat baluster staircase; in ground-floor room to far
left, early C18 bolection-moulded panelling and with round-arched cupboards
flanking bolection fireplace. The house is shown behind the now demolished
larger Stanwick Hall in Samuel Buck's Yorkshire Sketchbook (Wakefield
Historical Society, 1979, p 364).

Listing NGR: NZ1858411935

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Source: English Heritage

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