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Warmsworth Hall, Warmsworth

Description: Warmsworth Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334855

OS Grid Reference: SE5471400608
OS Grid Coordinates: 454714, 400608
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4993, -1.1766

Location: 13 Low Rd W, Warmsworth, Doncaster DN4 9LD

Locality: Warmsworth
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN4 9LD

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Listing Text

SE50SW (east end, off)

1/81 Warmsworth Hall


Large house. 1702. For John Battie 2nd. Magnesian limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. H-plan; 2 storeys with attic, 2:3:2
bays. Chamfered plinth, rusticated quoins. Central feature of raised and
chancel-rusticated ashlar panel having renewed sash with glazing bars in
eared doorway architrave with keystone beneath carved pediment on consoles.
Other ground-floor bays have moulded sills to similar sashes in plain ashlar
surrounds beneath continuous cornice; bay 2 has part-glazed door and
overlight and together with bay 1 is covered by a later Doric-columned stone
porch. 1st floor: central feature has sash with glazing bars in architrave
with moulded sill beneath open segmental pediment; sashes with glazing bars
to bays 3 and 5; 24-pane sashes to each wing. Cornice to hipped roof with
central feature rising above eaves and having channel-rusticated strips
flanking a keyed oeil-de-boeuf beneath cornice and balustrade. Gabled roof
dormers above bays 3 and 5 and to each wing. Rendered and corniced ridge
stacks to left wing and to each side of the central recess. Left return: 5
bays. Central 6-panelled door-and fanlight with glazing bars in eared
architrave within a stone-columned porch; tripartite sash to bay 1 otherwise
sashes with glazing bars to ground floor and 24-pane sashes to 1st floor; 2
crested rain-water heads.
Interior: stair-hall in left wing has gently inclined wooden staircase with
scroll-bracketed treads, turned balusters and moulded handrail; fielded-panel
dado. At foot of stair an archivolted doorcase; recessed oval ceiling panel
over stair well. Fireplace in entrance hall has iron firebasket in ribbed
iron panel with fluted wooden surround; similar fireplace in original central
entrance hall. In 1668 John Battie (1616-1676) purchased the manor and added
to the existing hall (indicated by increase in hearth tax returns). His son,
John Battie 2nd, (1663-1724) added the present house which Ralph Thoresby,
after a visit in 1703, noted was '.... very pretty for the size, but scarcely
finished ....'; Battie became deputy Lord Lieutenant for the West Riding in
1715 (Holland p.6). Reduced to present size in 1945. Became offices of
British Ropes; undergoing conversion to conference centre adjacent to
Doncaster Moat House Hotel at time of resurvey (1987).
D. Holland, Warmsworth in the Eighteenth Century, 1965
D. Hey, Buildings of Britain, 1550-1750, Yorkshire, 1981, p.81 (plate).

Listing NGR: SE5471400608

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Source: English Heritage

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