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Bedale Hall, Bedale

Description: Bedale Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 333548

OS Grid Reference: SE2652288373
OS Grid Coordinates: 426522, 488373
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2903, -1.5940

Locality: Bedale
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 1AB

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Listing Text

SE 2688-2788
(west side)
8/40 Bedale Hall
Large house. c1735. Red brick and ashlar, part cement-rendered. Graduated
stone slate roof. Plan: 2 storeys; main front, facing north is of 9 bays,
lower west front is of 11 bays. Lower east front of 6 bays. South of the
east front is a 5-bay facade set back. At the rear is a parallel wing
running east-west. Main front: 2:1:3:1:2 bays, central 5 bays breaking
forward with 3 central bays breaking forward again. Outer 2 bays are
cement-rendered, the rest ashlar. Stone plinth, central half-glazed door
with overlight in Ionic portico with frieze, cornice and triangular
pediment. 2 bays to either side have sashes with glazing bars in eared
architraves on cill band. Inner windows have friezes and segmental
pediment, outer windows have friezes and cornices. Square windows above in
eared and shouldered architraves. Outer 2 bays on either side have sashes
with stone cills on both floors. Dentilled cornice, triangular dentilled
pediment above central 3 bays. Plain parapet apart from the bays to either
side of the pediment which have balustrades. Roof hipped to central 5 bays.
West front: rendered. Half-glazed door in bay 4 with fanlight and
architrave in semi-circular Doric porch supported by 2 columns and 2
pilasters with frieze, cornice and blocking course. All windows have sashes
with glazing bars, architraves and projecting cills except on ground-floor,
bay 1, a sash. Stone dentilled cornice and parapet. Roof hipped to right
with ridge stacks. East front: rendered. 6-panel door with fanlight in bay
3. Stone Doric porch with 2 columns and 2 pilasters, frieze, cornice and
blocking course. All windows have architraves and projecting cills. Bay 1
has sash with glazing bars, bays 2, 5 and 6 are blind, bay 4 has a sash.
1st floor: bays 1, 5 and 6 are blind; bays 2, 3 and 4 have unequally-hung
9-pane sashes. Roof hipped to left with ridge stack. South of the east
front: brick. 5-bay facade breaking forward from 2 left-hand bays. Ground
floor: 2 sashes with glazing bars to left. Central bay and right-hand bay
have C20 4-pane sashes. All have flat brick arches. lst floor: sashes with
glazing bars. Stone cills, flat brick arches and keystones. Dentilled
eaves. 2 gabled dormers with side-sliding sashes. Hipped roof, ridge
stacks. East end of rear wing: central sash with glazing bars, flat brick
arch and stone cill. lst-floor band. 2 sashes with glazing bars, flat
brick arches and stone cills. Dentilled eaves. Roof hipped and ridge
stacks. Interior: many C18 fireplaces. The 2 most important rooms are the
entrance hall and the saloon. The hall: wall has plaster panels, swags and
masks; dentilled cornice; a coffered domed ceiling; cantilevered staircase
with fluted bulb and umbrella balusters. The saloon: doors have broken
pediments. The walls have plaster panels and swags above the windows.
Large marble chimneypiece under broken pediment. Tall cornice. Deep coved
ceiling with much plaster work by Giuseppe Cortese. The saloon ceiling is a
rough copy of an illustration in Isaac Ware's 'The Plans and Elevations and
Sections of Houghton in Norfolk', 1735. The entrance hall ceiling is
similar to the north-west bedchamber at Houghton. L. Lewis 'Bedale Hall',
Country Life, pp 592-595, March 18, 1971.

Listing NGR: SE2651288372

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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