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Hazlewood Castle, Stutton with Hazlewood

Description: Hazlewood Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 326436

OS Grid Reference: SE4488339770
OS Grid Coordinates: 444883, 439770
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8522, -1.3192

Location: Chantry Lane, Stutton, North Yorkshire LS24 9NJ

Locality: Stutton with Hazlewood
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9NJ

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Listing Text

SE 43 NW
6/52 Hazlewood Castle

Castle, now Carmelite monastery. Late C13 origins, licence to crenellate
granted to William Vavasour in 1286. Later additions and alterations in at
least 3 stages including C15 tower and refurbishing of interior c1760
attributed to John Carr. Further restorations and rebuilding c1960 for
Donald Hart and c1980 for Carmelite Friars. Dressed magnesian limestone
with concrete additions and concealed Welsh slate and lead roof.
Approximately H-shaped on plan. 2 storeys and basement, 5 bays arranged
2:2:5:2:2 with bays 2 and 4 breaking forward. Chamfered plinth. Flight of
steps with decorative ironwork balustrade to entrance, a double 8-fielded-
panel door with patterned overlight within door-case with replaced Roman
Doric columns supporting fluted frieze and dentilled pediment. Further
entrance to rear, pointed, traceried double oak doors brought from Eaton Old
Hall c1960. C20 casement windows throughout. Evidence of earlier mullion
windows. Crenellations, some replaced. Ridge and rear stacks. To west
side are remains of slit windows and to north, evidence of 3 late C17 or
early C18 windows with hood-moulds and sills. One originally 2-pointed-
light, straight-headed window with moulded spandrels to tower with one light
now blocked by later rebuilding. Interior: probable late C13 window now
exposed to rear wall of Great Hall, a 2-shouldered-light window within
cavetto-moulded shouldered arch with chamfered jambs within depressed
chamfered, pointed-arched recess. Remains of probable early C14 newel
staircase to rear of Great Hall. Neo-classical rooms include great hall
with Greek Doric colonnade, round arcaded niches and marble fireplace;
circular ante-room; staircase hall has cantilevered staircase with cast-iron
balustrade and wreathed handrail; drawing room and dining room, with marble
fireplaces, decorative plaster ceilings, ornamental door-cases and 6-
fielded-panel doors. Further late C18 fireplaces and cornices to second
floor. Kitchen has round arched fireplace exposed within remains of
further probable C17 Tudor-arched opening. Remains of probable earlier C17
fireplace to rear kitchen. Also remains of basket-arched doorway with
chamfered jambs. During 1960s various interiors were imported including
Flemish panelled room dated 1673-1683 from the Carmelite Church in Ghent
incorporating stone fireplace and sculpted overmantel from Eaton Old Hall;
the library has probable C16 north European bookcases and 2 barley-twist
columns. The castle has been in the possession of the Carmelite Friars
since 1972. D Thornton and H Royston, Hazlewood Castle, A Pictorial Record.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 256-7. Country Life, 19
December, 1957, pp 1380-1383. Calendar of Patent Rolls 1281-1290, p 383, 18
Edward I, Membrane II.

Listing NGR: SE4488339781

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Source: English Heritage

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