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Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Description: Duncombe Park

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 328279

OS Grid Reference: SE6041882992
OS Grid Coordinates: 460418, 482992
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2391, -1.0745

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5EB

Locality: Helmsley
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 5EB

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Listing Text


9/53 Duncombe Park
4.1.55 (Formerly listed under

Great house. Early C18 with additions and alterations of 1845 and
1880's. Probably by William Wakefield to plans by Vanbrugh. 2 storeys
with basement and attic, 11 bays: 2:2:3:2:2. Garden front: central
3 bay section has steps up to tetrastyle Tuscan portico carrying
triglyph frieze and carved pediment. Outer bays break forward and are
defined by angle Doric pilasters carrying triglyph friezes. Central
bays have round-headed sash windows beneath keyed arches. Outer bays:
sash windows with keyed architraves beneath pediments. First floor:
6-pane sashes under portico. All other windows are sashes with glazing
bars. Continuous band at sill level. Plain parapet with urns at angles.
Projecting attic behind pediment with urns at angles. Interior:
original decorative scheme of c1713 to entrance hall. Original wrought-
iron staircase in north wing. Saloon in C18 decorative style probably
by William Young 1895. Hussey, 'Duncombe Park I and II', Country Life,
December 5 and 12, 1957; Pevsner, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966.

Listing NGR: SE6041582996

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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