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The Red House, Hensall

Description: The Red House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326477

OS Grid Reference: SE5824622561
OS Grid Coordinates: 458246, 422561
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6963, -1.1193

Location: Church Lane, Hensall, North Yorkshire DN14 0QQ

Locality: Hensall
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 0QQ

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Listing Text

SE 52 SE
(west side, off)

3/4 The Red House
(formerly listed as The
11.12.67 Vicarage)

Vicarage,now house. 1854 with later alterations. Architect, William
Butterfield; patron, 7th Viscount Downe; builder, Charles Ward of Lincoln.
Pinkish-red brick in English bond with grey tile roof. 2 storeys, 3 first-
floor windows with single-storey range to rear. Aesthetic Functionalism.
Off-centre entrance double plank doors with pointed overlight under pointed
arch. To right, small 4-pane sash, large tripartite window with 4-pane sash
a later insertion, and similar smaller window. All ground-floor openings
below header arches and pointed relieving arches. To left of first floor a
pointed tripartite window, the centre a 6-pane sash, under pointed arch set
in high gable. To right 2-light timber mullion window with 2-pane sashes
and a tripartite window, the centre a 12-pane sash, in half-hipped roof
dormer. Ridge, rear and side stacks have cogged bands. Interior retains
several original features. Library has bookshelves and fireplace. Dining
room has oak fireplace, roll-moulded beams and panelled walls. Dogleg
staircase with chamfered plank balusters. Shutters to some windows.
6-panel doors. An early example of a
conscious Victorian return to an honest, unpretentious style of house
building which is not stylistic and is devoid of imitative flavour.
Conceived of as a group with St Paul's Church (qv) and Hensall Primary
School and with similar groups at Cowick and Pollington. N Pevsner,
Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 262-631. P Thompson, William
Butterfield, 1971, pp 221, 308, 405 and 438.

Listing NGR: SE5824622561

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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