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Description: Kirkby Fleetham Hall
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332341
OS Grid Reference: SE2814095684
OS Grid Coordinates: 428140, 495684
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3559, -1.5685
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KIRKBY FLEETHAM KIRKBY LANE
SE 29 NE
WITH FENCOTE (north side off)
1/57 Kirkby Fleetham Hall
(formerly listed as
Country house. Mid/late C18 with earlier origins. Mostly rebuilt in later
C18 for William Aislabie for his daughter, Ann Sophie, heiress of Studley
Royal, near Ripon. Then sold to the Courage family. Ashlar, rendered,
stone dressings, graduated stone slate and lead roofs. Main block: 2
storeys plus basement and attics, 7 bays, 1:5:1. To left a linking wall and
1 bay pavilion, to right a 1-storey, 3-bay wing. Main block: 4 steps up to
double half-glazed door in stone architrave and Doric surround with frieze
and cornice. Continuous sill band. 2 bays to either side have sashes with
glazing bars in stone surrounds with cornices. Outer bays break forward and
have exposed ashlar strips to corners. Each has Venetian window with
glazing bars in stone surround, set in round-arched recess, plain ashlar
apron below the sill band. First floor: sashes with glazing bars in stone
surrounds with sills, apart from that above door which is a tripartite
window with similar surround and sashes, but with central light cambered.
Cornice and blocking course to central 5 bays. Outer bays pedimented with
moulded cornices. 5 central bays have 6-pane sash dormer windows. Roofs
hipped with ridge stacks. Left-hand side: ramped linking wall of 1 bay, to
left a 6-panel door with overlight. Sashes with glazing bars to right and
above to left. To right on first floor a small 8-pane sash. All openings
in stone surrounds. To left a 1 bay pavilion breaks forward. C20 garage
door, above a sash with glazing bars. Roof hipped with domed cupola with
bell, Doric columns, frieze and cornice. To right of main block a 1-storey
wing: to left a 6-panel door, to its right 2 sashes with glazing bars with
small 4-pane window between. North front: 11 bays, central 5 bays similar
to main front except ground-floor has full-height 18-pane sashes and first
floor has smaller 6-pane casements, outer 3 bays to either side bowed and
projecting forward, 18-pane ground-floor sashes, 12-pane sashes over.
Interior: servants' staircase of c1785 with thin turned balusters. Main
staircase of the C19. Some doorcases in Adam style with decorated friezes
and cornices. Dining room has good painted Neoclassical fireplace with
painted scenes in panels. Bowed rooms to either side retain original
Listing NGR: SE2814095684
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Source: English Heritage
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