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Aldby Park, Buttercrambe with Bossall

Description: Aldby Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 329452

OS Grid Reference: SE7324458407
OS Grid Coordinates: 473244, 458407
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0165, -0.8837

Location: Buttercrambe, North Yorkshire YO41 1XU

Locality: Buttercrambe with Bossall
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO41 1XU

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
6/8 Aldby Park


Country house. 1726 on datestone with C20 addition. Possibly by the owner,
John Brewster, under Vanbrugian influence. Brick in Flemish bond, ashlar
dressings, Welsh slate roof. Originally double pile plan with entrance to
south and spinal passage, now altered to central hallway entry with entrance
to west and C20 orangery to south. Garden front: 3 storeys and basement,
9 bays: 1:2:3:2:1, breaking forward twice with quoins and bands to ground
and first floors. The 3-bay ashlar central section is flanked by rusticated
pilasters and the ground floor is articulated by Ionic pilasters supporting
an entablature. The first floor is articulated by Composite fluted
pilasters supporting a frieze with carved panel of a pheasant between
2 foxes and dentilled pediment with richly carved tympanum including
George I's cypher on a banner and central shield impaling the arms of Darley
and Brewster, surmounted by bust of George I. The second floor has plain
pilasters. Basement windows: 6-pane sashes with rusticated surrounds and
triple keystones. Flight of steps to central entrance with double doors
under radial fanlight. Sash windows with glazing bars to outer bays in
eared architraves on consoles. The central section has round-arched sashes
with glazing bars and radial glazing in heads flanked by pilasters and with
moulded archivolts to ground and first floors. Sashes with glazing bars to
second floor with blind central panel. The ground floor windows rest on
balustrades and the first floor windows surmount panels with carved
enrichment, the central one bearing the initials J B. Rainwater heads
inscribed ' B ' with dog's head crest on the clamps. Balustrade to central
section with ball finials, plain parapet to outer bays. Interior: much
altered by Henry Brewster Darley in early C19, but Vanbrugian chimneypiece
survives in entrance hall, and most of the C18 panelling. Early C19
imperial stair in entrance hall, 1 flight dividing into 2. Home of the
Darley Arabian, C18 forebear of modern thoroughbred racehorse breed.
Country Life, vol 78, November 1935; Pevsner, Yorkshire: The North Riding,

Listing NGR: SE7324458407

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Source: English Heritage

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