Description: The Black Swan and Railings to Front
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 328310
OS Grid Reference: SE6124683859
OS Grid Coordinates: 461246, 483859
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2468, -1.0616
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SE 6183 HELMSLEY MARKET PLACE
10/84 The Black Swan and
railings to front
4.1.55 (Formerly listed as The
Vicarage and Black
GV II Swan Hotel)
3 houses, now hotel. Late C16, early C18, and early C19 with C20
addition to rear. C16 section: timber frame underbuilt with sandstone
rubble, fish-scale tile roof, stone and brick stacks. C18 section:
hammered coursed sandstone, Welsh slate roof, C20 stone stack. C19
section: rusticated sandstone ashlar, Welsh slate roof, C20 stone
stacks. C16 section to left, C19 section central, C18 section to right.
C16 range: L-shaped hearth-passage hall plan. 2 storeys, 2½ bays of
frame with cross wing of 3½ bays. C20 door to passage at right end,
2 casement windows to left. Herringbone bracing to first floor.
3 casement windows. Gable of cross wing has curved braces forming
concave-sided lozenges. Steeply pitched roof with ridge stacks to cross
wing and right end of hall. C19 section: 2 storeys, 3 bays. No doorway
in front facade. Sashes with glazing bars throughout. Gable coping and
end stacks. C18 section: 3 storeys, second floor being an addition.
4 bays. Entrance has 6-fielded-panel door under blocked fanlight
flanked by engaged Tuscan columns carrying an open pediment. 1 C20
canted bay window to left, 2 to right. C20 3-light casements to first
and second floors. Stone sills and wedge lintels to first floor, oblong
lintels to second floor. To first/second floor: painted wooden model of
black swan on decorated wrought-iron bracket. Stepped eaves. Hipped
roof with ridge stack to right. Interior: C16 hall contains massive
chamfered bressumer with shaped end supported on 2 chamfered posts with
shaped brackets. Plain wrought-iron railings to front of whole
property. C16 range also known as 'The Old Rectory'. C20 cross wing to
rear not of special interest. Mc Donnell (ed), History of Helmsley,
Rievaulx and District, 1963; Pevsner, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966.
Listing NGR: SE6124683859
Source: English Heritage
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