Description: Ingleborough Hall
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324152
OS Grid Reference: SD7468269343
OS Grid Coordinates: 374682, 469343
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1193, -2.3888
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CLAPHAM-CUM-NEWBY CHURCH AVENUE
13/4 Ingleborough Hall
Formerly country house, now outdoor education centre. c1814. By William Atkinson
for James Farrer. Ashlar, slate roof. South block has central staircase plan;
north block contains service rooms, formerly built around open courtyard, now
enclosed to form dining room. Greek revival. West entrance front: 2 storeys,
3 bays. Entrance has massive portico of engaged Doric columns in antis.
Entablature breaks forward and has triglyphs, metopes and cornice with guttae; tall
double-leaf doors, glazed with margin pane glazing except small unglazed panel at
base. Recessed panel below flanking ground-floor windows; sashes without glazing
bars. Upper floor sill band; C20 casements to upper floor windows. 2 parallel
ridge stacks to hipped roof. South garden front: 2 storeys, 7 bays. Central 2
storey bow of 3 bays has 4 engaged Doric columns, entablature and lead dome. 3
French windows to ground floor (former drawing room) have moulded surrounds and
ears. 4 ground floor windows have sashes without glazing bars; upper floor sill
band. 7 upper floor windows have C20 casements. 2 parallel ridge stacks to hipped
roof. Interior: entrance hall has 4 Greek Ionic columns of polished crinoidal
limestone; palmettes to necking and egg and dart motif and volutes to capitals.
Geometrical stair has stone treads, wrought iron balusters and ramped, wreathed
handrail. Principal ground floor rooms retain moulded cornices of palmettes and
anthemia. Birthplace of Reginald Farrer (1880-1920) botanist.
Source: H M Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 (London,
1978), p 76.
Listing NGR: SD7468269343
Source: English Heritage
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