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Grantley Hall, Grantley

Description: Grantley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 331292

OS Grid Reference: SE2417969277
OS Grid Coordinates: 424179, 469277
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1188, -1.6316

Locality: Grantley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3ET

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Listing Text


SE 26 NW
14/12 Grantley Hall

- II *

Country house, now Adult Education College. Early C18, mid-late C18 and
early C20 for Thomas Norton. Ashlar with stone slate roofs. Plan: main
east front,mid to late C18. 2 storeys, 17 bays. South front, early C18, U-
plan, 3 storeys, 11 bays. To north is early C20 service wing. Main east
front: plinth. Fluted pilasters with friezes, rising to cornice height, to
either end and flanking gabled central 5 bays. Gable interrupted by 3-
storey canted central 3 bays. Bays 3 and 4, and 14 and 15, slightly
advanced and pedimented. Canted bay with central half-glazed door with
consoled cornice below round-arched window with radiating glazing bars,
flanked by round-arched sashes, also with glazing bars, set in round-arched
recesses with raised impost bands. Beyond to either side 7 sashes with
glazing bars in moulded architraves with continuous sill bands, those to
pedimented bays below consoled cornices. Above, first-floor band and 17
shallower sashes with glazing bars and continuous sill band, all except
central 3 sashes in moulded architraves. Moulded cornice and plain coped
parapets. Pediments with swags and roundels decorated with Sir Fletcher
Norton's coat of arms. Central canted 3 bays have third storey with oculus
windows and coupled Doric pilasters to each corner. Moulded cornice and
plain parapets above. Hipped roofs. Ridge stack and end stack to right.
South front: outer 2 bays on each side break forward by 3 bays. Plinth.
Central C17 style panelled door in moulded architrave in stone Doric
doorcase with half columns, triglyphed frieze, cornice and pediment. All
windows are sashes with glazing bars in plain raised stone surrounds and
with continuous sill bands, 3 to either side of door and 2 to flanking bays,
also 2 each to inner return walls of advanced bays. Similar arrangement of
windows above, but with window over door corniced, and return walls each
with 3 openings. Above again similar arrangement to first floor. All
windows of right return wall, and first and ground-floor windows of right
advanced bay, blank. Right return wall also has plaque depicting an C18
household seeing its eldest son off to war to ground floor and early C18
stone coat of arms above. North wing: classical in detail, not of special
interest. Interior: to left of entrance hall, the Morning room which has 2
good carved door surrounds and fireplace of 1750. To right of main hall the
lecture room, the right end of this room has neo-classical detailing in the
style of Robert Adam. The building that took place in the 1760s has been
attributed to John Carr, the owner Sir Fletcher Norton certainly knew him,
but there are no records to verify this attribution.

Listing NGR: SE2417969277

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Source: English Heritage

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