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Old Hall Cottage Sexhow Hall, Sexhow

Description: Old Hall Cottage Sexhow Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333043

OS Grid Reference: NZ4766506175
OS Grid Coordinates: 447665, 506175
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4487, -1.2664

Location: Sexhow, North Yorkshire TS15 0ER

Locality: Sexhow
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: TS15 0ER

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Listing Text

NZ 40 NE 477062
5/115 Sexhow Hall and Old Hall
- II*
Manor house. Late medieval with additions of C17, circa 1800 and later. Large
squared stone in medieval crosswing, partly replaced in tooled sandstone and
with upper courses of old brick, concealing a timber-framed first floor. Left
wing, replacing the original hall c.1800, herringbone-tooled coursed sandstone
with some brickwork behind and rendered left return. Attached Cl7 cottage
sandstone rubble with dressings, right return rebuilt in red brick; and rear
extensions rubble with rendered and and brick with stone quoins. Pantiled roof
with stone copings, kneelers and stacks. In plan Sexhow Hall consists of the
medieval cross wing with set back rebuilt hall block at left; Old Hall Cottage
set further back at right with C17 and C18 rear extensions. Extruded stair wing
between is part of Hall. Two storeys. 3-bay entrance front to Hall, right bay
projecting and gabled. Modern glazed door in second bay. Sash windows with
glazing bars. Projecting stack corbelled out at head height on right return;
and small window in stair wing behind. 2-bay cottage has similar door and
Yorkshire sashes in original openings with traces of removed mullions. High
pitched roof with copings and kneelers of varied patterns; massive stack to
right of crosswing. Similar windows on other elevations of both Hall and
Cottage, the sashes in rear of crosswing set in lengthened openings with traces
of mullions. Interior: Old features include timber framing with long diagonal
braces and some painted studs in crosswing; also ornamental ceiling plaster of
late C16 pattern in a bedroom. One stone doorway (of a group) with shallow
shouldered arch of C14 type, possibly reconstructed; and a blocked stone
fireplace of similar date. Heavy chamfered beams with tongued stops; and large
stone corbels. Cross-wing roof truss of stout curved principals resting on tie
and tenoned into arched lower collar. Collar-purlin and side purlins all
clasped, between upper collar and rafters. C17 collar-beam truss with
near-straight braces in cottage. C20 red brick extensions to left and rear of
Hall and right of cottage are not of interest.
Source: North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Building Study Group, Report No

Listing NGR: NZ4766506175

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Source: English Heritage

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