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Pipe Hall, Tockwith

Description: Pipe Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331748

OS Grid Reference: SE4684152352
OS Grid Coordinates: 446841, 452352
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9651, -1.2875

Locality: Tockwith
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 7PY

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/46 Pipe Hall


Muniment room, now outbuilding. Late C18 - early C19. Red-brown brick,
Flemish bond, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 1 bay street frontage,
and 2-bay unfenestrated entrance front facing west with a lower 2-storey,
3-bay range to right. Entrance front: paired flights of 7 stone steps to
door with 6 fielded panels and a divided fanlight. Doorcase composed of
fluted pilasters and open dentilled pediment. Projecting dentilled eaves,
hipped roof, rear stack. Lower range to right has board door to ground
floor left, small-paned windows and external steps to right return. Left
return (to road): a 16-pane sash in flush wood architrave with flat
stretcher arch to each floor. Interior: a fine C18 staircase is built into
the south-west corner, to right of the entrance. It is of 2 straight
flights with turned vase-and-column knopped balusters; at the half landing a
6-panel door opens into the first floor of the lower 3-bay range; at the top
of the stairs the opening into the upper room is screened by a panelled
partition. The building has a large half cellar with brick shelving and
remains of a large fireplace; the upper rooms have plain stone fireplaces.
There is no ground-floor access between the 2 ranges but the external
staircase to the right of the 3-bay range opens into the upper, now
unpartitioned, room which is also reached from the staircase of the front
range. A large fireplace to ground floor, left, and a small plain stone
surround to right. The name Pipe Hall is thought to have come from the
building's use as a repository for deeds and records in metal tubes. The
building is unusual for the lack of fenestration and the inclusion of
fireplaces, supporting such a purpose. The rear range may have been a
stable and hayloft, but in the C19 - C20 the ground floor was a bakery, with
large fireplace and oven.

Listing NGR: SE4684152352

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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