Description: Ayton Hall
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333001
OS Grid Reference: NZ5554110837
OS Grid Coordinates: 455541, 510837
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4898, -1.1441
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GREAT AYTON LOW GREEN
11/71 Ayton Hall
Mansion, now hotel. Circa 1690 with alterations and extensions. Walls
rendered, with stone plinth and alternating quoins. Brick and stone rear wing.
Pantiled roofs with stone stacks and trim. U-plan facing south, and central
north wing. Two storeys. 4-bay centre and l-bay wings with 2-bay blank inner
returns. Central C19 8-panel double door, with older radial fanlight, in archi-
volt with console keystone and impost blocks on pilasters. Keystones also over
restored sash windows with glazing bars and modern louvred shutters. Deep
replaced wood eaves cornice, stone copings, kneelers and end stacks to centre
block; wings are hipped and have ball finials. Right return shows large early
C19 canted bay with glazing-bar sashes; and two more windows above a modern
hooded doorway. Rear wing may be the oldest part of the house: 2 lower
storeys, 4 wide bays. 6-panel door in heavy chamfered stone surround.
Flattened Tudor-arched north doorway. Windows like those on front but with
solid outside shutters. Interior: drawing room has elaborate decoration of
deep, moulded and modillioned cornice, chinoiserie dado rail, carved fireplace,
enriched doors, that to hall in pedimented entablature surround with rococo
carving. Several upstairs rooms have panelling, though none quite complete; one
has panelled fireplace wall with cupboards, deep modillion cornice, door and
window architraves and 8-panel doors, all of early C19 type. Other good-quality
woodwork of various periods from C18 to Cl9. Later C18 staircase has 3 turned
balusters to a tread, ramped and wreathed handrail and outswept lower stairs
with wide spiral curtail; panelled, ramped dado with reeded pilasters. Stair
window and hall arch in Doric Order. Small dining room has complete early C18
panelling and cornice, and late C18 carved chimney-piece.
Listing NGR: NZ5554110837
Source: English Heritage
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