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Description: Chapel House
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324642
OS Grid Reference: SD9756566588
OS Grid Coordinates: 397565, 466588
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0952, -2.0387
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SD 96 NE CONISTONE WITH KILNSEY B6160
16/55 Chapel House
Country house, now hotel. 1783 for John Tennant, with Cl7 remains and mid
C20 additions and restoration. Coursed thin limestone blocks, ashlar
dressings, graduated stone slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay main range 3 bays
deep, with a west wing containing earlier remains, converted to service
rooms. Stressed quoins. Main range: central half-glazed door with radial
glazed fanlight in shouldered architrave with triangular pediment.
Flanking tripartite flat-faced mullion windows to both storeys, the central
lights with glazing bar sashes flanked by 8-pane sashes. A sash with
glazing bars above the door. All with slightly raised surrounds and
projecting sills. Stone gutter brackets, shallow parapet, hipped roof and
2 corniced ridge stacks flanking the entrance. C20 addition to rear, not
of special interest. Left return: central recessed bay with Venetian
stair window to first floor. Right return: three tripartite windows to
each floor, as front. Interior: a central hall flanked by principal
rooms, that to left with a bolection-moulded stone fireplace and a
moulded ceiling cornice. 6-panel doors. A staircase lit by the Venetian
window at the end of the entrance hall has a cantilevered stone stair and
fine column and vase balustrade with moulded handrail. West wing, south
side: of 4 bays, bay 2 projecting and having restored C17 fenestration. 2
doors to bay 3, that to left dated 1768; a large 4-light mullion and
transom window far right, the mullions flat-faced with a reeded surround.
The house is named after the supposed site of a chapel belonging to Kilnsey
Grange, part of the Fountains Abbey estate. The Tennant family came into
posession of the estate in 1572, continuing so until 1900. The Vicar of
Burnsall lived there from 1841-75. Yorkshire Vernacular Building Study
Group, Report No. 956, 1983
Listing NGR: SD9756566588
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Source: English Heritage
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