Description: Abbey House
Date Listed: 1 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 335926
OS Grid Reference: SK5426289871
OS Grid Coordinates: 454262, 389871
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4029, -1.1853
MALTBY ROCHE ABBEY
7/51 Abbey House
Custodian's house to Roche Abbey. Early C19. For the Sandbeck estate of the
Earl of Scarbrough. Coursed, squared, magnesian limestone, Westmorland slate
roof. L-shaped plan having wing to rear right. In Gothick style. 2 storeys
and attic, 3 windows to 1st floor. Chamfered plinth. 2 steps to central
doorway having decorative panelled door and fanlight with cusped glazing bars
in moulded surround with pointed arch. Canted single-storey bay window on
right has sashes with glazing bars in chamfered pointed surrounds, band
beneath embattled parapet. Bay-1 window has 2-light casement with cusped
wooden tracery in pointed-arched surround. 1st floor: band linking with that
of bay window, windows as bay 1. Eaves band beneath embattlements with roll-
moulded merlons and with crocketed pinnacle at each end. Gable copings with
end stacks. Rear: wing gable has 3-light mullioned window to ground floor
and pointed attic window, shaped kneelers, gable copings and end stack.
Right return: doorway into wing as front with window on right and over door
as bay 1.
Interior: square newels and turned balusters to contemporary staircase.
Work was done at Roche Abbey for the 6th Earl of Scarbrough during the years
1807/08 (Beastall, p116) which probably included this house. A comparable
structure surviving at Yews Mill (q.v.) has a date of 1806 inscribed on its
T. W. Beastall, A North Countrv Estate, 1974.
Listing NGR: SK5426189869
Source: English Heritage
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