Description: Markington Hall
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
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SE 26 NE MARKINGTON WITH HIGH STREET
WALLERTHWAITE (north side, off)
5/62 Markington Hall
(formerly listed as The Old
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
Source: English Heritage
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