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Description: Remains of Former Kirby Hall, and Attached Gateway, Walls and Carriage Gate Piers
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331848
OS Grid Reference: SE4576460918
OS Grid Coordinates: 445764, 460918
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0422, -1.3026
KIRBY HALL KIRBY HALL ESTATE
10/33 Remains of former Kirby
15/3/66 Hall, and attached
gateway, walls and
(part formerly listed
as Curtain Wall at
Remains of country house and forecourt walls, yard gateway and carriage-
gate piers. 1747-c.1755. By Lord Burlington and Roger Morris for Stephen
Thompson. Limestone ashlar. House wall with angled and quadrant wall at
left. 7-bay, rusticated house basement with former portico-opening in
centre flanked by square window openings beneath flat arches of voussoirs.
To left, yard gate in rusticated, segment-arched opening in wall with
moulded cornice and ball finials. Round-headed plank door with pegged-on
panelling. Forecourt walls are approximately 2.25 metres high, on plain
plinth, with square-section pilaster piers and ball finials, and ramped up
to yard gateway. Angled section left of yard gate is balustraded, on
moulded plinth, with moulded coping. Banded rusticated, square-section
carriage gate piers, approximately 4.5 metres high on moulded bases, with
moulded cornices, stepped-up caps and pineapple finials. The Hall was
demolished in the early 1920s and is illustrated in Vitruvius Brittanicus,
Vol.V, plates 70 and 71. See also: H.Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary
of English Architects, 1660-1840; Country Life, 17 February, 1972,p.388;
York Georgian Society Annual Reports for 1972 and 1985; York Georgian
Society, The Works in Architecture of John Carr.
Listing NGR: SE4576460918
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Source: English Heritage
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