Description: Brompton Hall School
Date Listed: 13 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 327336
OS Grid Reference: SE9427682190
OS Grid Coordinates: 494276, 482190
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2268, -0.5554
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SE 9380 BROMPTON-BY-SAWDON HIGH STREET
13/17 Brompton Hall School
(formerly listed as The
Country house, now school. Mid C18 with earlier origins, and early C19 and
C20 alterations and extensions to side and rear. For the Cayley family.
Sandstone ashlar on dressed sandstone plinth with raised and chamfered
quoins. Entrance front: 3-storey, 4-window front. C20 glazed doors
inserted to ground floor right beneath Tuscan portico. Sashes in plain
raised surrounds with key blocks throughout. Raised bands to first and
second floors. Garden front: 3-storey, 7-bay front, arranged 2:3:2, the
quoined centre bays projecting; C20 3-storey, 4-bay extension to left.
ProbabIe original entrance to centre altered to contain a 3-window square
bay flanked by tall single-pane sashes. Remaining windows are single-pane
sashes in plain raised surrounds with keyblocks. Raised bands to first and
second floors. Projecting eaves cornice with low parapet above. End and
left and right of centre stacks. Roof not visible. Interior. Ground
floor: room to left - reeded door architraves with paterae and 8-panel
window shutters. Screen of fluted Corinthian columns in antis to rear, with
full entablature. Moulded cornice extends round entire room. Centre room -
2 of 3 recessed and moulded ceiling panels survive, together with a moulded
cornice. Room to right - reeded door architraves with paterae and 8-panel
window shutters. Plaster cornice and corner mouldings to ceiling.
Staircase hall - carved stone fireplace with herm jambs and integral
overmantel painting intact in broken-pedimented architrave. Open-string
straight staircase with wrought-iron balustrade. Moulded dado rail and wall
panels. Pulvinated friezes and cornices over doors. Moulded cornice.
Tunnel-vaulted arches with enriched panels lead off to left and right. Rear
passage - at the left end a 2-centred arch survives from an earlier building
with a broach-stopped right jamb on a tall pedestal with moulded stops.
First floor: a screen of Ionic columns with balustrade at the head of the
Listing NGR: SE9426682220
Source: English Heritage
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