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Skipwith Hall, Skipwith

Description: Skipwith Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 326322

OS Grid Reference: SE6596838522
OS Grid Coordinates: 465968, 438522
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8388, -0.9990

Location: Skipwith, North Yorkshire YO8 5SH

Locality: Skipwith
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 5SH

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Listing Text

SE 63 NE
(north side)
Skipwith Hall

House. Early C18 with later additions and alterations including extension
to range to rear and early C20 wings. Pinkish-brown narrow brick in English
bond with red brick and ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. Central
hallway plan with range to rear. 3-storey, 7-bay centre with 2-storey, 3-
bay wings. Step to central entance an 8-fielded-panel door with overlight
in eared architrave with keystone. 12-pane sashes to ground and first
floors that above door within keyed eared architrave. 4-pane Yorkshire
sashes to 2nd floor. All windows with ashlar sills and flat arches of red
rubbed brick, now mainly rendered. Floor bands. Low parapet. Staircase
window to rear of 12 fixed panes with radial glazing to head and under round
arch of gauged brick. 2-span roof, ridge and side stacks. Interior retains
mainly early C18 features including openwell staircase with 2 column-on-vase
balusters per tread, ramped and wreathed handrail. Moulded architrave to
staircase window with Corinthian pilasters; decorative frieze and cornice to
staircase hall. Ceiling panelling with Greek key motif, with acanthus
modillions. Panelling to most first-floor and two front ground floor rooms,
that to has alcove with shaped shelves, mainly 8-fielded-panel doors
throughout. Closed string dog-leg service staircase to rear range has
sturdy vase balusters. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding,
1978, pp 341-2. -

Listing NGR: SE6596838522

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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