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Description: Moat Hall
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331861
OS Grid Reference: SE4519760995
OS Grid Coordinates: 445197, 460995
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0430, -1.3113
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LITTLE OUSEBURN CHURCH LANE
SE 4461-4561 (west side)
9/44 Moat Hall
House. Early-mid C18 incorporating part of C17 or earlier house; late
C18 alteration; late C19 extension and alteration, and further alteration
in C20. C17 part timber-framed. Exterior probably brick, now rendered
and colour-washed. Roof of fro01000045
nt range pantile with stone slate verge;
other roofs slate. Stacks rendered or whitewashed brick. Central-entry
plan, with three parallel ranges. 2-storey, 5-window front. Fielded
panelled front door, with 2 glazed lights, beneath blocked radial fanlight
in open-pedimented doorcase with fluted pilaster jambs. Cross windows
with small-pane casements throughout, those on first floor with cambered
heads. C18 fielded shutters to ground floor windows. Modillion eaves
cornice. Left end and centre right stacks; third massive stack rises at
rear of central roof range. Left return: C18 square sundial set in wall
at junction of front and middle ranges. Right return: original 5-light
mullioned and transomed window, on ground floor of middle range, altered
Interior. Open well, closed string staircase with turned balusters,
square newels and moulded handrail. In front range, ceiling and beams of
ground floor left room are sunk-panelled in bolection-moulded surrounds.
Fireplaces in entrance hall and right end room of middle range have
moulded surrounds and moulded, stepped cornice shelves. Wall studding
survives in partition walls of middle range, and fine carved beam,
possibly re-used, in right end room of middle range. Doors in front range
are of 6 raised and fielded panels; plank and batten cellar door beneath
stairs in middle range. First floor: timber-framing, of braced, jowled
posts, wall plates and some studding exposed in right end bay of middle
range. C17 scratch-moulded panelled door re-used near attic stairs.
Ceilings and beams of front range rooms and of left end room of middle
range are panelled as on ground floor. Attic: two A-strutted king-post
trusses, one mutilated, are visible in middle roof range. Harrison, B,
and Hutton, B, Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland, pp.170
and 188; figs.8.30, 9.15.
Listing NGR: SE4518461001
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Source: English Heritage
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