Description: Plompton High Grange
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330910
OS Grid Reference: SE3619253729
OS Grid Coordinates: 436192, 453729
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9784, -1.4496
SE 35 SE PLOMPTON PLOMPTON HALL
5/239 Plompton High Grange
Farmhouse and barn, now houses and offices. c1760 by John Carr for Daniel
Lascelles, with C19 extensions and mid C20 conversions. Coursed pink
gritstone, stone slate roof. The group can be divided into 3 parts: far
right - 2-storey main building composed of 3-window central block flanked by
projecting 1-bay wings. To left - 2-storey, 3-bay addition. Left again -
2-storey gable end of former barn. Facades: main building - quoins.
Central block: central sash window with glazing bars flanked by unusual
windows of 3 round-head lights, the central light taller than the side
lights. Similar, lower windows to first floor. C20 glazed doors in
flanking bays with C20 porch left; 6-pane sash windows above, all in
pointed-arched recess. Projecting convex band at first-floor sill level.
Dentilled eaves cornice and blocking course. Hipped roofs to central block
and right wing, pyramid roof to left wing. Ashlar ridge stacks. Right
return: 3 bays, the left bay similar to front; 2-bay addition to right with
sash windows with glazing bars, C20 lean-to addition on ground floor. 3-bay
addition to left of main buildings: 16-pane windows to ground and first
floors, projecting convex band at first-floor sill level, hipped roof.
Former barn at far left: C20 glazed double doors, centre, with cruciform
vent above, in tall pointed-arched recess. Flanking narrow 10-light
windows with C20 circular windows in original quartrefoil recesses above.
Convex projecting band at eaves level and battlemented gable parapet. Left
return: orignal features of barn include central cart entrance (blocked) and
external steps to right. C20 fenestration. This group originally comprised
a central block linked to 2 barns by flanking walls. It was designed by
John Carr as a landscape feature and is a rare example of Carr's Gothick
style. The barn and flanking wall to the south of the house have been
demolished since 1966.
R B Wragg, "John Carr: Gothic Revivalist" in W A Singleton (Ed) Studies in
Architectural History, Volume II, pp 9-34.
Listing NGR: SE3619253729
Source: English Heritage
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