Description: Holt Cottage
Date Listed: 26 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 326906
OS Grid Reference: TA0120990530
OS Grid Coordinates: 501209, 490530
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3004, -0.4462
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TA 09 SW SCALBY HIGH STREET
5/38 No 3 (Holt Cottage),
No 5 (The Holt), No 7
House, now 3 dwellings. 1882, subdivided in 1950. Stone plinth; ground
floor to front rendered, brick to rear; upper walls tile-hung to front,
with timber-framed centre bay; timber-framed to rear. Ashlar stone
dressings to corners and window openings. Tiled roof. Brick stacks.
Domestic Revival style. Street front: 2 storeys, with irregular
fenestration. The centre and outer bays break forward. Centre bay
contains panelled oak double doors in shallow ogee-arched moulded door
frame of stone with foliage-carved spandrels. To right of door, 2-light
mullion and transom window. Above the door, jettied bay on carved
brackets with 3-light casement under pointed gable with plain
bargeboards. Single-light casement under bracketed canopy to right.
Outer bay to right has 2-storey stone canted bay, with casements, under
hipped roof. Other ground floor windows are cavetto-moulded mullion and
transom, those in recessed bays with tiled pent canopies. Upper windows
are casements. All windows have square-paned leaded lights. Terra-
cotta string course beneath tile-hung upper storey. Overhanging
bracketed eaves to irregular, steeply-pitched, hipped and gabled roof.
Centre gable is finished with a timber finial, and the canted bay roof
is surmounted by a terracotta-dragon. Panelled end stacks, and to left
of centre gable. Garden front: 2 storeys and attic, with irregular
fenestration. Central entrance is similar to that on street front with
recessed half-glazed double doors, and tiled canopy on carved brackets
Second door in glazed porch in the angle with the set-back bay to right.
To left of main entrance, 2-storey canted bay with decorative framing
between ground and first floor windows, and gable attic. To right of
door, paired casements in stone surround with king mullion. All ground
and first floor windows are casements. The upper floor is jettied on
carved brackets. Overhanging bracketed eaves. Timber-framed, jettied
gables to left and right with dormer between, all richly carved with
foliage and fruit, and finished with finials. Steeply-pitched,
irregular roof with panelled extruded end stack to left. The bressummer
to left gable carries the date and the monogram TAC, recording the
building of the house for the family of Thomas Cooke "one of the
foremost telescope-makers of C19" (Feinstein). Interior: No 7 includes
the drawing-room of the original house.Classical-style carved timber house. Classical-style carved timber
fireplace painted white with fluted Ionic pilasters and entablature.
Paired pilasters of the same Order enriched, on tall panelled pedestals
frame an alcove and the bay window and carry an entablature which
encases the room. Further moulded cornice to ceiling. The hall has oak
square panelling, and carved fireplace and staircase. A carved lion on
tile newel post bears a shield with the date 1882. Source: C H Feinstein
(ed), York 1831 - 1981: 150 Years of Scientific Endeavour and Social
Change, 1981, p 40.
Listing NGR: TA0120990530
Source: English Heritage
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