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Pyramid Gatehouse and Flanking Wings, Henderskelfe

Description: Pyramid Gatehouse and Flanking Wings

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329029

OS Grid Reference: SE7106669465
OS Grid Coordinates: 471066, 469465
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1162, -0.9143

Location: The Stray, Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire YO60 7BT

Locality: Henderskelfe
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7BT

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Listing Text

SE 7169
Castle Howard
12/73 Pyramid Gatehouse and
flanking wings
25.1.54 (formerly listed as The
Gatehouse. 1719 by Sir John Vanbrugh for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of
Carlisle. Flanking wings 1756 by Sir Thomas Robinson for Henry Howard, 4th
Earl of Carlisle. Gatehouse: limestone ashlar, stone slate roof. Chamfered
plinth. Round arch surmounted by Carlisle arms. Impost band on consoles
with 2-course band held on consoles at springer level and Carlisle arms
above. Machicolation over arch with central keystone bearing a head in
relief. Sunk plaque above reads "Carolus Howard Comes Carliolensis Hoc
Condidit Anno Dni MDCCXIX". Pyramidal roof surmounted by pyramid as
eyecatcher. Interior of arch has quadripartite vault. Victorian wall
letter box. Entrances to wings: 6-fielded-panel double-leaf doors beneath
flat stone arches with blind lunettes over. Flanking wings: 2 storeys, 8
bays, forming symmetrical composition, not individually symmetrical, but
balancing one another. Second and outer bays break forward and are
pedimented. All ground-floor windows are round-arched sashes, those to 7
outer bays recessed in a keyed arcade with impost band. First-floor band.
6-pane sashes to left wing. Casements to right wing. Moulded cornice and
parapet. Ball finials to pediments. Ridge stacks. 1758 on rainwater
heads. To rear at left gable end are 2 cellars over which runs a balcony
supported by a Tuscan column and approached by an L-shaped flight of steps
leading to a gable end door. Machicolated square turret abutts the stairs.
The interior of the left wing was completely destroyed by fire in 1923 and
has been refurbished. Until recently the wings were attributed to Daniel
Garrett; a legal submission in Castle Howard Archives (G3/4/1) dated 1759
shows conclusively that they are by Sir Thomas Robinson. Hussey C, English
Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, 1967. Lees-Milne J, English Country
Houses: Baroque 1685-1715, 1970. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of
special historic interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle
Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7108469467

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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