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The Ruston Hospital, Northallerton

Description: The Ruston Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 332805

OS Grid Reference: SE3684794124
OS Grid Coordinates: 436847, 494124
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3413, -1.4347

Location: 77 High Street, Northallerton DL6 1JG

Locality: Northallerton
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL6 1JG

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Listing Text

SE 3694-3794
(east side)
6/11 No 78 (The Rutson Hospital)

House, now hospital. Early and mid C18, of two builds, with later alterations.
Rendered, pantile roof. 2 storeys, 2:5 bays. On ground floor to left, ashlar
quoined, basket-arched doorway to passage. 4-pane sash windows with exposed flush
sash boxes, on first floor in 3rd-7th bays set higher than those in first 2 bays.
Shaped kneeler and ashlar coping between 2nd and 3rd bay; large ridge stack in 3rd
bay. Interior: ground-floor room in 6th and 7th bays has early C18 dado and wooden
fielded panels separated by fluted pilasters which break forward on cornice, fielded
panel window shutters, round-arched door of 6 fielded panels, and simple fire
surround with egg-and-dart motif flanked by round-arched cupboards with leaved
fielded panel doors and keyed architraves; at rear, early-mid C18 open-well stair-
case with column-on-vase turned balusters, three per step, and wreathed handrail.
No 78 was the home of Robert Raikes Fulthorpe Esq, and called Vine House, having
in 1789 the largest vine in England, 137 square yards in extend, with a trunk
circumference of almost 4 feet. The Quarter Sessions were held here 1720-70, in
the mid C19 it became the Post Office, and in 1877 a cottage hospital.
Rev J L Saywell, The History and Annals of Northallerton (1885), pp 141, 200,
appendix px; VCH i, p 420.

Listing NGR: SE3684794124

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Source: English Heritage

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