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Frickley Hall, Clayton with Frickley

Description: Frickley Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334467

OS Grid Reference: SE4678608525
OS Grid Coordinates: 446786, 408525
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5713, -1.2950

Location: Frickley Lane, Clayton, Doncaster DN5 7BU

Locality: Clayton with Frickley
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN5 7BU

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Listing Text


4/46 Frickley Hall



Country house. 'Built between 1722 and 1785 for Anthony Wharton of Carhouse,
near Doncaster' (previous list description); present structure appears to be
an early C19 rebuilding of the C18 house. Deeply-coursed, dressed sandstone;
graduated Westmorland slate roof. 2 storeys, 2:3:2 bays with additional bay
set back to left and double service wing to rear right, principal entrance on
right return. Garden front: symmetrical. Plinth. 3-bay, pedimented projection
with French window in architrave, pulvinated frieze and consoled cornice. Ground-
floor sill band, 2-pane sashes, bays 6 and 7 having sashes with glazing bars,
consoled cornices to bays 2 and 6. 1st-floor band beneath sashes with glazing
bars, bays 2, 4 and 6 with shaped sill blocks. Bay set back to left has French
window, otherwise as front. Modillioned cornice, keyed oeil-de-boeuf in pediment
has radial glazing bars. Hipped roof; 2 multiple-flue stacks in line behind ridge;
another smaller stack to left. Rear: twin-gabled service wing clearly shows
rebuilding of an earlier range built of local stone. Right return entrance front:
5-bays. Glazed Doric porch-with pediment. Sashes with glazing bars. Service
wing set back on right.

Interior: central entrance hall has cantilevered stone staircase with fluted,
square balusters; landing archivolts with matching balustrades; rectangular
lantern with c6ffered central panel. 6-panel doors with central flute, some have
Arts and Crafts copper fingerplates. Library has Delft-tile fireplace with
pedimented bookcase over; ceiling frieze of roses and thistles. Wood fireplaces
in other rooms, that to dining room with pastoral scene and festoons, that to
sitting room with twin Doric columns. 1st floor: interesting Arts and Crafts
fireplace in room to far left of garden front has beaten copper surround with
Vitruvian scroll beneath ancient ship sailing towards setting sun; overmantel
now with plain panel and motto. 'EAST WEST HAME'S BEST'; contemporary wall cupboards
and shelving. Early C19 cast-iron fireplaces in some other rooms.

Listing NGR: SE4678608525

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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