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Spring Hill School, North Stainley with Sleningford

Description: Spring Hill School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331093

OS Grid Reference: SE3031173066
OS Grid Coordinates: 430311, 473066
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1525, -1.5374

Location: A6108, North Stainley, North Yorkshire HG4 3HN

Locality: North Stainley with Sleningford
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3HN

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Listing Text


SLENINGFORD (west side, off)

6/89 Spring Hill School (formerly
listed as Episcopal Palace -
24.1.86 now part of Spring Hill School)


Former palace of the Bishops of Ripon, now school, with attached chapel.
Palace 1841, chapel completed 1847. Ashlar, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys,
main range with 7 first-floor windows, recessed service block to right with
3 first-floor windows and enclosed yard to right; a covered passage with
doorway in north side links the service block to the 4-bay chapel which
projects at right-angles to the house. Palace in Jacobean style, chapel in
high Gothic. Main range: glazed door left in 2-storeyed porch with diagonal
buttresses, shields and heraldic beasts. 2- and 3-light round-headed
mullion windows with hood-moulds over. External stack to left of entrance.
Battlemented parapet interrupted by small gables with narrow attic windows.
Large evenly-spaced stacks. Rear: garden entrance in single-storey annexe
with cross-windows. Chapel: large 3-light mullion and transom windows with
Perpendicular tracery to east and south sides. Buttresses, gargoyles and
battlemented parapet. Interior: original doors, door surrounds, staircase
to palace; original chapel fittings survive, including elaborately-carved
screen and stalls. Stable block attached to north-west end of main range -
separately listed.

Listing NGR: SE3031173066

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

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