British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Markington Hall, Markington with Wallerthwaite

Description: Markington Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330983

OS Grid Reference: SE2903365216
OS Grid Coordinates: 429033, 465216
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0821, -1.5577

Location: High Street, Markington, North Yorkshire HG3 3PQ

Locality: Markington with Wallerthwaite
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3PQ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

WALLERTHWAITE (north side, off)

5/62 Markington Hall
(formerly listed as The Old
23.4.52 Hall).


Large house. C17 with C18 and C20 alterations. Coursed squared gritstone
and limestone, stone slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay block with 3-storey cross
wings. Central 8-panel door in moulded architrave flanked by 4-light
recessed mullioned windows. Three 16-pane sashes in flush wood architraves
to first floor. Left wing: a 4-light window with C20 stone mullions to each
floor. Right-wing, ground and first floors: 4-light recessed-mullion
windows; second floor: 3-light recessed mullion window with moulded label
and dropped diamond-shaped stops. Moulded string course at first- and
second-floor eaves levels. Shaped kneelers and gable copings to wings.
Rear: C20 extensions and openings; C17 ground-floor entrance and mullioned
window to right. Left and right returns: large external chimney stack.
Interior: front room, right: large fireplace with segmental stone arch and 2
ovens against rear wall. Right (east) wing: former chapel contains moulded
pointed-arched fireplace and large cross beams, one with pyramidal stops.
Most remaining interior features are restorations and alterations of 1920's
and 30's. The house was occupied by the statesman William Wilberforce
(1759-1833) who married the daughter of the owner of Markington Hall. North
Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group, Report Number 377,

Listing NGR: SE2903365216

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.