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Description: Sheriff Hutton Hall
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329527
OS Grid Reference: SE6613965580
OS Grid Coordinates: 466139, 465580
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0819, -0.9905
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SE 66 NE SHERIFF HUTTON SHERIFF HUTTON PARK
3/37 Sheriff Hutton Hall
(Formerly listed as Sheriff
25.1.54 Hutton Park under General)
Country house. 1619-24, remodelled in c1730, with addition of 1848.
C17 section by Richard Maybanck (master-mason) and Henry Duckett (master-
carpenter) for Sir Arthur Ingram. C18 remodelling for Leonard Thompson.
1848 extension for Leonard Thompson III. Brick in English bond and stone
slate roof to C18 section. Brick in Flemish bond and Westmorland slate roof
to C19 section. Rectangular on plan with hallway entry and additional wing.
C18 section: 2 storeys with basement and attic, 5 bays. Basement: 12-pane
fixed windows with C20 French door in fourth bay. Steps to three-quarter-
glazed door beneath tall divided overlight. Ground and first floor windows:
unequal 15-pane sashes in flush wooden architraves. Several elaborate metal
tie-plates hold C18 exterior wall to C17 wall which it encases. Modillion
cornice. Hipped roof with unequal pedimented 9-pane sash dormers. Eaves
stacks to left and probable C17 stacks rising through pitch of roof. C19
section: 2 storeys and basement, 3 bays, 1-3-1, the central bay being
canted. All basement windows blocked except a fixed window to right.
Ground floor: 12-pane sashes. First floor: unequal 9-pane sashes. Flat
brick arches throughout. Hipped roof. Stack rising through pitch of roof.
Single storey C19 greenhouse with gabled porch to right. The interior of
the main range contains 4 well-preserved Jacobean rooms. The Great Hall
contains an oak screen of 1622 by Henry Duckett. The interior decoration of
the Oak Parlour is intact with a fine moulded plaster ceiling and frieze
with geometrical rib pattern, pendant bosses and stylized foliage of c1620
by John Burridge. Carved chimneypiece by Thomas Ventris, c1620. Panelling,
probably originally from Sheriff Hutton Castle (q.v.), with "H" motif, Back
staircase of c1620 with squat turned balusters. Imposing main staircase of
c1730 with alternate barleysugar and turned balusters, ramped handrail and
foliage carving on brackets beneath treads. On landing is a massive
Jacobean stair arch with male and female masks, and a heavy early C17 chest,
the only remaining piece of furniture originally made for the house. The
Library, or Baby and Bird Room contains overmantel with carvings of a baby
and a bird, and a griffin. Moulded plaster ceiling and frieze, probably by
Burridge. The Heraldic Room contains a good quality moulded plaster ceiling
and frieze with heraldic designs, probably by Burridge, chimneypiece with
strapwork and mythological beasts. Cock's head hinges to doors to closets.
The Drawing Room: Jacobean great chamber, remodelled in c1730 to form saloon
containing original chimneypiece, door cases, window cases,. dado and
cornice. The house is built on the site of a royal hunting lodge. Gilbert
C "Sheriff Hutton Hall" 1965. Gilbert C. "Sheriff Hutton Hall, Yorkshire"
in Country Life Vol CXL 1966. Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: The North Riding"
Listing NGR: SE6613965580
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