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Bolton Abbey Hall, Bolton Abbey

Description: Bolton Abbey Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 323721

OS Grid Reference: SE0729254204
OS Grid Coordinates: 407292, 454204
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9838, -1.8903

Location: B6160, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6AL

Locality: Bolton Abbey
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 6AL

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Listing Text

SE 05 SE (east side, off)

8/67 Bolton Abbey Hall


House, formerly the abbey gatehouse. C14, mid C19 additions by Sir Joseph
Paxton. Ashlar, graduated stone slate roof. South range: 2 storeys,
3 bays. Gatehouse block: 3 storeys, 1 bay. North range: 2 storeys, 4 bays
with a 3-storey bay to extreme right. South range: mid C19, offset diagonal
buttress to left-hand side with embattled turrets to top, board door in
four-centred arch with flat hoodmould to right-hand side, two 4-light
chamfered mullioned windows with cusped lights and flat hoodmoulds to left.
First floor: two 3-light and one 2-light windows similar to those below.
Band, embattled parapet. Gatehouse block: C14 with C19 alterations. Offset
diagonal buttresses. Great gateway has a pointed arch with hoodmould,
infilled with a central 2-light pointed arched window, flanked by smaller
5-centred arched windows. First floor: a 4-light double-chamfered mullioned
window, hoodmould and a buttress to each side, offset rising to top of
second floor window: 2-light chamfered mullioned window with cusped lights
and flat hoodmould; flanked by chamfered slit opening. Band, embattled
parapet with embattled turrets to buttress. North range: 5 left-hand bays
have 3-light chamfered mullioned windows, apart from bays 1 and 4 which are
of 2-lights, those to ground floor have hoodmoulds. Band, embattled
parapet. Right-hand bay: offset diagonal buttress rising up to second
storey. Large 3-light chamfered mullioned windows with transoms, spanning
2 storeys, flanked below bottom transom by an extra light on either side,
hoodmould. Third storey: 2-light chamfered mullioned window with hoodmould.
Embattled gabled parapet, at apex is an embattled 2-shaft stack, to each
side an embattled turret. End stacks and ridge stacks. Interior: the
gatehouse is divided into 2 parts by a cross-wall with a separate small
passage. A spiral staircase to the upper floors. The roof of pointed
tunnel-vaults with ridge ribs, additional longitudinal rills, and closely set
transverse arches. The west entrance is blocked by a large C16 fireplace,
in the east entrance a reused doorway of c1370, possibly prom the abbey
chapter house. Converted into house by the Devonshire family.

Listing NGR: SE0729254207

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Source: English Heritage

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