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Eshton Hall, Eshton

Description: Eshton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324924

OS Grid Reference: SD9377655994
OS Grid Coordinates: 393776, 455994
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9999, -2.0964

Location: Eshton, North Yorkshire BD23 3QQ

Locality: Eshton
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 3QQ

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Listing Text

SD 95 NW

3/48 Eshton Hall



Large house. 1825-7 by George Webster of Kendal for Matthew Wilson. Ashlar
with slate roofs. The main block is of two storeys, and five by five bays, but
the bays vary greatly in width. Elizabethan revival. The parapet is continuous
and flat-coped except over the porch which has ornamental cresting;over the
windows the parapet is of open strapwork. The windows are sashed with glazing
bars but their nature is concealed by the mullions and transoms of the surrounds
which produce an effect of five-light windows in the outer bays and cross
windows in the inner bays of each side. The outer bays project and so does the
two-storey porch on the south-east side which has coupled Doric antae on each
storey. the symmetry is disrupted on the North East by a short wing ending in
an octagonal turret of three stages, capped by a scalloped crest and original
lead dome, bearing a weathervane cut to read "MW 1826". Also on this side is a
service wing of dressed stone. This is of two storeys and nine bays with a
gabled gatehouse of earlier Tudor character, complete with oriel window and
gabled bellcote. The interior is planned around a central staircase of the
Imperial type, the upper flights supported by two Solomonic columns. Closed
string, heavy turned balusters, deep openwork handrail and panelled newels with
urn finials. The lower walls are plain but the upper stage has three keystoned
blind arches to each wall, separated by paired panelled Doric pilasters. Above
this a lantern is supported by an octagonal cove with floriated finials, panels
and lion masks. The entrance hall has similar pilasters, a rosetted frieze and
modillion cornice supporting a simple ribbed ceiling. The doors here and
throughout the house have narrow vertical panels. The whole south-west side is
occupied by the drawing room and library which have two fireplaces to the same
design of coupled Ionic pilastars, in white and grey marble respectively. The
dining room, on the other side of the house, continues the Doric pilasters and
has a strapwork ceiling. This room also has a grey marble fireplace with fluted
coupled pilasters. With Winderley Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale CP, Cumbria (q.v.) also
by Webster, this is one of the earliest fully achieved works in this revived

Listing NGR: SD9377655994

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Source: English Heritage

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