Scampston Hall and Gateways, Walls and Terminal Piers Attached to South Front, Scampston
Description: Scampston Hall and Gateways, Walls and Terminal Piers Attached to South Front
Date Listed: 20 September 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 329388
OS Grid Reference: SE8647275529
OS Grid Coordinates: 486472, 475529
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1683, -0.6770
Location: Scampston, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG
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SCAMPSTON SCAMPSTON HALL ESTATE
SE 87 NE
4/48 Scampston Hall and
gateways, walls and
terminal piers attached
to south front (formerly listed
as "Scampston Hall")
Country house. Late C17 house built for William Hustler. Altered in late
C18 for Sir William St Quintin, 5th Baronet. Remodelled in 1803 for Sir
William Thomas St Quintin, 6th Baronet, by Thomas Leverton. Orange-red
brick, lime-washed at rear, stuccoed on other fronts. Slate roof with
stuccoed brick stacks. Gateways and terminal piers of sandstone ashlar.
Entrance front (west): 2 storeys, 7 bays. Low plinth: 3 centre bays bowed
behind a detached hemicycle of giant Tuscan columns in antis. Shallow steps
up to paired double doors of ornamental panels in centre bays. All ground-
floor windows are tall 12-pane sashes under console-bracketed floating
cornices. First-floor windows are 9-pane sashes with stone sills. Moulded
eaves cornice beneath parapet, balustraded over centre bays and flanking
windows. Centre left and right stacks. Garden front (south): 2 storeys, 9
bays. Centre bow, articulated by giant Tuscan pilasters, has attic storey
above, with dome. All windows are similar to those on entrance front.
Moulded eaves cornice beneath parapet, balustraded over windows. 6-pane
sashes to domed attic. Left- and right-of centre stacks to hipped roof.
Bellcote at summit of right hip. Rear: radial-glazed staircase window at
right. Other openings have flat arches. Gateways, walls and terminal
piers: gateway approximately 2.9 metres high; segmental arch with fasciated
keystone in rusticated triple surround; moulded cornice, arched over opening
between ball-and-pedestal finials. Walls on each side of gateways,
approximately 1.9 metres high, with moulded coping. Terminal piers of
rebated square bands of rustication with moulded cornices and ball-and-
pedestal finials. Interior: south side west drawing room has moulded frieze
and cornice. Centre library has built-in bookcases between Tuscan pilasters
and Tuscan columns in scagliola flanking the bow window; moulded frieze and
cornice. East dining room has plaster-panelled walls with beaded mouldings;
sideboard recess framed by Tuscan columns with entablature. North side at
west end an open-string, imperial staircase, with diamond-trellis panels
alternating with 3 stick balusters, and moulded handrail wreathed at the
foot. East end small library with built-in bookcases. All the main ground-
floor rooms have fine panelled mahogany doors of a type used by Thomas
Leverton elsewhere. Arthur Oswald, "Scampston Hall, Yorkshire, I and II",
Country Life, 1st and 8th April 1954.
Listing NGR: SE8647275529
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Source: English Heritage
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