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Whixley Hall, Whixley

Description: Whixley Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 March 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330658

OS Grid Reference: SE4414858324
OS Grid Coordinates: 444148, 458324
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0190, -1.3277

Location: West Lane, Whixley, North Yorkshire YO26 8AR

Locality: Whixley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 8AR

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

3/79 Whixley Hall



House, now 2 dwellings. Mid-late C17, 2 builds, with restoration of 1907. Red brick,
English bond, C20 ashlar, stone slate roof. H-shaped plan with rear courtyard, the
south and west ranges apparently added to the east range. 2 storeys, 7 first-floor
windows, the 2 at each end in slightly projecting wings. Stone-capped plinth,
central C20 6-panel door with overlight in heavily-moulded ashlar surround with
consoles supporting broken segmental pediment with vase. Wooden cross-windows
with glazing bars under flat brick arches. Wings have giant pilaster strips
which contain the windows and ground-floor drip-mould. Deep wooden modillioned
eaves cornice. Hipped roofs to wings. Stack on ridge between centre block and left
wing. Second stack far right. Rear: ground floor, left, a 4-light mullioned window
in the north end of the east range. Tumbled brickwork in gable. Probably re-set
datestone inscribed '1840 L.W. in scrolled surround
built into the right return of this range. Remaining windows mostly C20. Left
return: (west side) of 8 bays has a re-set datestone of 1680. Right return
(east side) has scattered fenestration and an external stack, a 3-light mullioned
window to first floor left with large staircase window below and a re-set datestone
inscribed 'RT KT 1654'. Interior: east range contains fine dog-leg staircase with
turned balusters and tall angularly-carved newel posts rising high above the moulded
handrail. An engraving in the hall inscribed 'Christopher Tancred's seat 1698'
shows the south front before the C20 restoration, but not very different. Christopher
Tancred died in 1754 and bequeathed the hall as an almshouse for 12'decayed
gentlemen'. The hall remained an almshouse or 'hospital' until after 1850 but was
disused in 1881. The central section of the south front was apparently restored and
rebuilt by Walter Brierley in 1907, but he followed the original design quite
Kelly's Directory of Yorkshire West Riding, 1881, 1889, 1904, 1912.
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, 1967, p 552.
William and Co., Directory of Towns and Villages Hull 1844.

Listing NGR: SE4414858324

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Source: English Heritage

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