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Clock House and Attached Gate Piers, Stanwick St John

Description: Clock House and Attached Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323407

OS Grid Reference: NZ1843011462
OS Grid Coordinates: 418430, 511462
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4982, -1.7169

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
3/191 Clock House and attached
gate piers
4.2.69 (formerly listed as Clock
House at Stanwick Hall)


Coach-house and stable block, converted into houses, disused at time of
resurvey, and attached gate piers. Rainwater heads on main block dated
1842, but probably late C18 with C20 alterations; early - mid C19 gate
piers. Rubble with ashlar dressings, now patched with brick and cement
rendered, Welsh slate roofs; ashlar gate piers. 2 and 3 storeys, 1:3:2:3:1
first-floor openings, the end and centre groups slightly projecting; with
accretions to the rear. Central 2-bay block: 3 storeys; central 16-panel
leaved coach-house door below 8-panel infilling of semicircular arch, all
within ashlar architrave, the opening flanked by 8-pane round-arched windows
with ashlar sills; above, 2 oculi with ashlar surrounds; second-floor band;
10-pane tripartite sash window; pediment with 6 dove-holes along its lower
edge and scar of clock; above, timber cupola containing bells and surmounted
by weather-vane. Flanking 3-bay blocks: on ground floor, 3 round-arched
openings with ashlar surrounds and continuous lintels and impost band, a
6-panel leaved door in centre, flanked in both cases by 1 sash and
1 casement window, all with 5-pane overlights above the lintel; on first
floor, 6-pane sash windows, cornice. End bays: ground floor, sash window to
left, part-glazed door to right, both with continuous lintels and impost
bands, below overlights as before; a 6-pane sash on first floor; cornice,
with deep parapet above giving pavilion effect. Left return: central sash
window, flanked by niches; 6-pane sash window on intermediate level; 2 blind
oculi on first floor; pediment on parapet. Right return: on ground floor,
sash window with glazing bars, 2-light casement window in ashlar surround,
both with 5-pane overlight in ashlar surround linked to continuous impost
band; cornice, deep parapet with corniced coping. At right angles to the
right-hand end of the main block is a short length of rendered wall
terminating in an ashlar gate pier, square in plan, with base; cornice
capital and blocking above, with matching gate pier to its south. On the
house are several rainwater heads cast with date 1842. However, it is
recorded (VCH i, p 128) that an east wing was added to the Palladian hall in
1842, and that rainwater pipes there were dated 1662 and 1842. The Clock
House was converted from stables to housing only when the hall was
demolished, so it may be that the rainwater heads were salvaged from the
hall and installed on the much-altered stables.

Listing NGR: NZ1843011462

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Source: English Heritage

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