Description: Kingthorpe House and Iron Railings Attached to Steps on Garden Front
Date Listed: 10 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 329661
OS Grid Reference: SE8343385728
OS Grid Coordinates: 483433, 485728
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2604, -0.7207
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RYEDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
SE 88 NW KINGTHORPE
(south-east side, off)
6/43 Kingthorpe House and iron
railings attached to
10.11.53 steps on Garden Front
House. Mid C18; extensively remodelled and extended to double depth in
early C19; further later extension and alteration. Sandstone ashlar on
tooled sandstone plinth to both fronts (rendered to first floor of entrance
front); dressed sandstone to sides; timber eaves cornice; slate roof;
rendered stacks. Double-depth central stairhall plan, with rear service
wing. Entrance front: 2-storey, 3-window main range, flanked by 2-storey
and attic, 3-window projecting gabled wings linked by C20 extension.
Further single storey wings on either side. Central 6-panel door beneath
divided overlight in open-pedimented doorcase corbelled out over pilaster
jambs. Tripartite 16-pane sashes to left and right. Similar windows flank
round-headed Gothick-glazed window in raised architrave to first floor.
Tall 16-pane sashes with flat arches of voussoirs to ground floor of both
wings. Similar square windows to first floor and off-centre lunettes in
raised surrounds to the gables. Single story wing to left has a false 16-
pane sash while window opening in similar wing to right is blocked. Stone
sills to all windows. Dentilled eaves cornice to centre range continues
along returns of flanking wings and forms a raised attic band across the
gables. Garden front: 2-storey, 3-bay front. Central 6-panel door beneath
patterned radial fanlight within open-pedimented Doric doorcase of detached
columns with leaf frond capitals and paterae to the vestigial frieze. The
door is approached by stone steps with ramped up iron railings on turned
standards. Round-arched window above with reticulated Gothick glazing in
raised surround with imposts and bracketed stone sill. Full-height bow
windows to left and right with tripartite curved sashes and tooled stone
sills. Plain entablature over ground floor windows and frieze with swags
over first floor windows. Dentilled eaves cornice breaks over bow windows.
Coped gables. Variably placed stacks. Interior. Hall:- cantilevered open
string dogleg staircase with slender turned balusters and moulded wreathed
handrail; cheekpieces decorated with foliage motif. There are fine early
C19 fireplaces with moulded decoration probably by Thomas Wolstenholme of
York, in the ground floor front room to right and both rooms to rear.
Listing NGR: SE8343385728
Source: English Heritage
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