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Old Gledstone, Martons Both

Description: Old Gledstone

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324509

OS Grid Reference: SD8831350770
OS Grid Coordinates: 388313, 450770
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9529, -2.1796

Location: Gledstone Road, Martons Both, North Yorkshire BD23 3JR

Locality: Martons Both
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 3JR

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Listing Text


1/131 Old Gledstone (formerly
listed as Old Gledstone
10.9.54 House Stables)


Stable block, now estate office and house, c.1770. Probably by john Carr of York.
Ashlar to the front, squared dressed stone to sides and rear, brick to the courtyard
and hipped slate roof. On plan the building is square outside and circular
inside. Two storeys. The front is of nine bays, symmetrical about the central
round-headed entry, which is repeated to either side as a blind arcade, but
pierced by windows except in the end bays. The third and seventh bays, break
forward slightly under pediments. Square windows above with plain reveals and
casements. The rear is also symmetrical and of nine bays, but here the repeated
unit is a simple doorway,and the fourth and sixth bays only have segmental-arched
entries. Circular breathers are aligned above the four outer doorways, and
tripartite windows above the entries. The south side has a stone consoled cornice
over its central doorway, which like the one opposite in the courtyard was salvaged
from Gledstone Hall, demolished 1928. The courtyard has a continuous arcade
of 16 elliptical arches with stone bases and imposts. Simple cambered heads
to the pitch holes above. Spur stones at the cardinal points. One bay is filled
in to make the front door of the house (1970s) and there is an iron balcony
over two adjacent bays. Off the entry passage a stable still retains stone
posts, to the stalls. Over the entry there is a square base with a clock,surmounted
by a hemispherical dome, ball and weathervane on twelve Doric columns.

Listing NGR: SD8831350770

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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