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The Old Hall with Boundary Wall to Front and Old Hall Cottage, Conistone with Kilnsey

Description: The Old Hall with Boundary Wall to Front and Old Hall Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324652

OS Grid Reference: SD9817667369
OS Grid Coordinates: 398176, 467369
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1022, -2.0294

Location: Grass Wood Lane, Conistone, North Yorkshire BD23 5HS

Locality: Conistone with Kilnsey
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5HS

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Listing Text

(east side)

24/65 The Old Hall with
boundary wall to front
and Old Hall Cottage


House, now 2 houses and boundary wall. Main range dated 1657, enlarged and
garden wall built late C18, divided into 2 houses 1941. Limestone rubble,
rendered on front, gritstone dressings, graduated stone slate roof. Wall
of coursed dressed limestone, gritstone gate piers. House of 2 storeys and
3 bays; lobby entry plan with central hall and parlour to left. Projecting
rear gabled wings to bays 2 and 3 and a C19 rear wing to bay 1 (not of
special interest). Facade: to right of bay 1 a 1½ storey gabled porch has
half-glazed door in chamfered surround with lintel dated "R C 1657" and
roll-moulded finial base to apex of gable. Board door with stone jambs and
narrow corniced lintel to left of bay 3. 4-pane sashes throughout; ground
floor window to bay 1 and 2 to bay 2 having mid C18 moulded stone
architraves (the left window to bay 2 has narrower paired frames with a
wooden mullion between). The bay 3 ground-floor and bays 2 and 3 first-
floor windows have plain stone surrounds. 4 stacks: a large ashlar stack
with moulded base and cornice to right gable, a more slender stack to left
gable and between bays 2 and 3, both corniced, and a rebuilt banded stack
opposite the porch entrance. 2 further stacks to rear facade: a
semicircular external former stair turret and first floor stack against the
central gable, pierced by an inserted 4-pane window to ground floor and
having a corniced top similar to that on the front, right. A banded stack
to left gable. 4-pane sashes in ornate surrounds, one with C20 frame.
Left return: inserted window ground floor left; two 4-pane sashes to first
floor. Lean-to addition recessed to left not of special interest. Right
return: a small round-headed chamfered window to ground and first floor,
left. Inserted 4-pane sash to first floor, far right. This gable has
slightly projecting through stones, randomly placed. Interior: the narrow
inner door opens onto the side of a large blocked stack; the central room
has 2 boxed-in spine beams and a fine built-in cupboard in the partition
wall to bay 3; it is round arched, with fielded panels and fluted
architrave. Internal shutters to bays 1 and 2. Bay 3: the large fireplace.
has a shallow chamfered arch with cast iron oven and grate, a set pot and
remains of stone sink. 2 spine beams with pyramid stops to ceiling. The
interior of the rear wings (Old Hall Cottage) not inspected at resurvey.
The front range reported to have a massive king-post truss. Garden wall:
approximately I metre high with ridged coping; a curved wall from the
front left corner, broken by a narrow gateway opposite the porch, and
continuing for approximately 8 metres to meet a field wall.

Listing NGR: SD9817667369

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Source: English Heritage

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