Description: High Hall
Date Listed: 3 August 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 328386
OS Grid Reference: SE6953486784
OS Grid Coordinates: 469534, 486784
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2720, -0.9337
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SE 6886-6986 KIRKBYMOORSIDE CASTLEGATE
6/28 (1/2) High Hall
House. c1615, with C18, C19 and C20 alterations and remodelling. Probably
built for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. Timber frame within
rendered rubble stone walls; brick nogging to interior; pantile roof;
concrete stack. Originally 2-storey, 3-bay main range with 2-storey, 2-bay
crosswings. Left crossbay rebuilt in C19 and demolished in C20. Main range
now 4 bays. Staircase outshut at rear now raised, retains some timber
framing. Original entrance is retained to left of centre, under a C20
glazed, stone porch with pitched roof. Porch incorporates a portion of C17
wall which contains a blocked squint window with chamfered reveals.
4-pane sashes to left and right of porch, and in crosswing gable wall.
4 similar windows above. The gable end of the crosswing retains original
timber framing consisting of shaped king-post with V-bracing supported by a
stop-chamfered tie beam on shaped brackets. Strap-pattern bargeboards are
probably C19 and similar barge-boards finish the gable wall to left of main
range. Staircase window at rear is a Venetian window with the columns
removed, under an earlier thin timber lintel. Interior: the framing posts
of the main range survive within the later walls. Stop chamfered joists
throughout the ground floor. Mid C18 open string, dogleg staircase with
turned balusters and shaped cheekpieces. Dado of fielded panels to
staircase, and panelled reveals to staircase window and windows of ground
floor room to right. The Hall was re-roofed in 1980 at which time the gable
truss from the rear of the right crosswing was removed to the left gable
wall of the main range.
Listing NGR: SE6953486784
Source: English Heritage
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