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The Justice Room Approximately 5 Metres South of Kildwick Hall, Kildwick

Description: The Justice Room Approximately 5 Metres South of Kildwick Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324730

OS Grid Reference: SE0116746276
OS Grid Coordinates: 401167, 446276
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9126, -1.9837

Location: 2 Hall Gardens, Kildwick, North Yorkshire BD20 9AF

Locality: Kildwick
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD20 9AF

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/5 The Justice Room
approximately 5
metres south of
10.9.54 Kildwick Hall


Carriage house and room over, now restaurant. Late C17 - early C18,
probably for Henry Currer, with C19 alterations. Coursed gritstone and
ashlar, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 x 2 bays. Ashlar angle
pilasters to ground floor, rusticated quoins above; deep first-floor ashlar
band with projecting band over; moulded eaves cornice. West side (to
courtyard): central basket-arched carriage entry having double board doors
with strap hinges, roll-moulded quoined jambs and voussoirs, the latter
breaking the first-floor band. Flanking board doors in architraves with 2-
light overlights. 3 flat-faced cross-windows to first floor; roll-moulded
architraves with ashlar panels above and below; the central window blocked
by coursed rubble chimney flue. Guttering supported by scrolled iron
brackets. Ashlar stack at eaves, centre. East side (to garden): The
higher ground level obscures the ground floor, access is by the central
double glazed doors at first floor, via a double flight of stone steps with
plain C20 iron balustrade. The doorway was originally a cross-window with
elaborate architrave; flanking cross-windows with ashlar panels as west
side. South front (to road): pilasters, ground-floor windows as side
walls, the first-floor windows deeper with 18-pane sashes (restored); the
plinth and first-floor band break forward slightly with the ashlar panels
above and below the windows; the stonework of this front is better dressed
than the side walls. The moulded eaves cornice is carried across the gable
to form a deeply-moulded triangular pediment. Ashlar gable copings; acorn
finial. North gable end: mostly obscured by C20 walling. Narrow window in
architrave to ground floor, right; doorway in architrave with 2-light
overlight to first floor, centre; ashlar panel above. Lead downpipe,
probably reset, to right, the hopper has raised lettering " C "
(Hugh Currer and his wife, Ann Haworth). Interior: stone flag floor to
ground level, inserted staircase against east wall, inscriptions on the
ground-floor south window sill date from 1770's and 80's and include the
initials M A and a scratched sundial. First floor: enlarged fireplace,
probably C19, moulded ceiling cornice, fielded panels to window reveals.
Henry Currer (d.1723) has a memorial in the choir of Kildwick Church
recording that he was ' a great proficient in the study of the law' who
remained at Kildwick as a Justice of the Bench rather than making a fortune
in London. He probably initiated the construction of this garden house,
possibly an orangery, but no evidence has yet been found to indicate its
use as a courtroom, other than the name. The first floor was apparently
separate from the ground floor, was entered from the north side (nearest
the house) and may have been unheated. The garden steps and entrance were
probably made in the mid C19 when the Wilson family were in residence, but
in 1911 it was used as a billiard room. Country Life, Vol 29, 1911, p132.
T.D. Whitaker, History of Craven, 1805, revised edition 1878, p214.

Listing NGR: SE0116746276

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Source: English Heritage

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