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Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324662
OS Grid Reference: SD8802076594
OS Grid Coordinates: 388020, 476594
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1850, -2.1851
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SD 87 NE HALTON GILL HALTON GILL
5/75 Manor House
Large house. Dated 1641; rebuilt mid-late C19, for members of the Dawson
family. Gritstone rubble, graduated stone slate roof. 2-storey, 4-bay main
hall range with large porch bay projecting, bay 3, and an added parallel 2-
storey range with separate gabled roof to rear of bays 1 and 2. Quoins. A
C20 panelled porch door in pointed arch with hoodmould to right of centre,
two 2-light windows above flanking a reset datestone with raised lettering
" CD " Restored chamfered mullion windows on each floor, 2 of 5 lights to
left of porch and one of 7 lights to right, all with hoodmoulds. Stone
gutter brackets, shaped kneelers, gable copings. Banded stacks to each end
and to ridge, right of porch. Rear: central door in plain surround; a 20-
pane sash window to left and a 3-light window to right and to upper floor.
Interior, main range: 2 fine C17 fireplaces; that in the central living-
room has a wide 3-piece arch with joggled keystone and incised lines in
imitation of joggled voussoirs; that in the well-lit parlour to right has a
large cambered arch supported by corbelled jambs. In the porch the
original staircase with short knopped balusters, probably restored or
reset in C19. The 3-bay C17 house with 2 fine fireplaces and staircase-
porch was almost completely rebuilt in the C19, the high ceilings to ground
and first floors suggesting replacement of all interior timberwork. The
rear range contains a kitchen and dairy with service rooms above, probably
occupied by the tennants while the Dawsons, whose main house was probably
at Langcliffe, used the main range for shooting parties and summer
Listing NGR: SD8802076594
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Source: English Heritage
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