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Hackness Hall and Railings and Railings Attached to Terrace on Garden Front, Hackness

Description: Hackness Hall and Railings and Railings Attached to Terrace on Garden Front

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 327371

OS Grid Reference: SE9711790521
OS Grid Coordinates: 497117, 490521
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3011, -0.5091

Location: Hackness, North Yorkshire YO13 0JN

Locality: Hackness
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO13 0JN

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Listing Text

(south side)

11/52 Hackness Hall and
railings attached to
13.12.51 terrace on garden front


Country house. 1791-96 (date on pediment); extension wings and new entrance
added in 1810; gutted by fire in 1910 and restored by Walter Brierley. By
Colvin or Peter Atkinson (sen). For Sir Richard Van den Bempde-
Johnstone. Sandstone ashlar with slate roofs. Entrance front: 2-storey, 7-
bay front, the 3 centre bays pedimented and breaking forward: single-storey
projecting porch. Lower 2-storey L-shaped wing to left. Fluted Doric
columns in antis enriched with rosettes flank double doors of raised and
fielded panelling in pedimented porch. Overdoor panel carved with oak leaf
garland, and winged spur crest of the Johnstone family with similar garland
to porch pediment. Tripartite sash to first floor centre, with Ionic
columns, frieze carved with swags and segmental pediment. 12-pane sashes to
remaining ground and first-floor windows in raised architraves with
modillion cornices: friezes pulvinated to ground floor. Ground-floor sill
band. Raised band with guilloche moulding to first floor beneath blind
balustrades to each window. First-floor sill band. Dentilled eaves beneath
modillion cornice. Balustraded parapet obscures shallow hipped roof.
Raised oval panel to pediment, surrounded by oak fronds surmounted by an
owl. Inscription on panel reads:
"Peace be within these walls

Garden front: 2-storey, 7-bay front, with lower 2-storey, 7-bay extension
wing to right. The 3 centre bays of the main front break forward and form a
pedimented tetrastyle centrepiece with fluted and enriched Ionic pilasters
of the giant order. The tympanum contains an escutcheon in high relief
surmounted by a winged spur, between oak fronds. Glazed door to centre
beneath pedimented doorhood on incised consoles. 12-pane sashes throughout,
in similar surrounds to those on entrance front. Other details are repeated
from the entrance front. End right and right and left of centre stacks.
Extension wing: repeats on a smaller and plainer scale the arrangement of
the garden main front. Central part-glazed door with raised and fielded
lower panels with fluted borders. Circular panel with a winged spur to
tympanum of pediment. Shallow hipped roof. West front: 2-storey, 3-bay
front, the centre bay a full-height 3-window canted bay. 12-pane sashes in
Venetian surrounds flank the bay window, in the Doric order to ground floor
and the Ionic, with segmental pediments, to first floor. 12-pane sashes to
bay window in similar surrounds to those on the entrance and garden fronts.
Other details are repeated similarly. Railings to terrace: comprise
alternate cast-iron panels of anthemion mouldings and twisted balusters, -
with Greek key band at the bottom and Vitruvian scroll at the top.
Interior: in the octagonal room to left of the staircase hall is an C18
Ionic fireplace with fluted attached columns and entablature with rinceau
mouldings to the frieze on each side of a raised panel carved with putti. 2
round-arched rectangular recesses with bands of guilloche mouldings survived
the 1910 fire. Restoration work by Brierley includes a detailed
reconstruction of the drawing room; a cantilevered staircase with fine
wrought-iron balustrade; and a fireplace in the new dining room,
incorporating a panel carved with oak fronds. References: C Hussey,
"Hackness Hall, Scarborough", in Country Life, March 1921. N Pevsner, The
Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The North Riding, 1966, p 181. G B Wood,
Historic Homes of Yorkshire, p112. York Georgian Society, The Works in
Architecture of John Carr, 1973 p112. H Colvin Biographical Dictionary
of British Architects, 1978 p 72.

Listing NGR: SE9711790521

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Source: English Heritage

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