Description: Slade Hooton Hall
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335999
OS Grid Reference: SK5242089240
OS Grid Coordinates: 452420, 389240
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3974, -1.2131
THURCROFT SLADE HOOTON
7/124 Glade Hooton Hall
Small country house. Dated 1698. For John Mirfin. Coursed, squared
limestone, Cornish slate roof. 2 storey and attics, 5 x 4 bays. Plinth,
chamfered quoinstrips. Central 6-panel door with 2-pane overlight in
rusticated panel with shouldered and eared architrave, frieze panel with date
and monogram (?); enriched cornice with egg-and-dart and acanthus motifs.
Flanking sashes with glazing bars in raised ashlar surrounds.
1st floor: band; windows as ground floor, central window with sunken-panelled
apron and architrave in panel as door. Acanthus-enriched cornice breaks
forward over quoinstrips and beneath segmental pediment of central window
having mask in tympanum. Hipped roof with side-facing dormers and brick-
quoined side-ridge stacks of later date. Rear: two 2-light cellar windows in
plinth; doorway to left of centre in raised ashlar surround with eared
moulding, 2 cross windows to ground floor; double-transomed stairwindow
flanked by sashes with glazing bars.
Interior: doorway leads into front-right room with coving; front-left room
with bolection-moulded fireplace, fielded wall panels and enriched cornice
now decorated with C20 trompe-d'oeil work; kitchen to rear right has large,
arched fireplace; rear-left room with bolection-moulded fireplace and fielded
panelling. Hall has bolection-moulded door architraves and staircase with
alternating spiral and plain square balusters, shaped handrail.
1st floor: stair landing has canvas panels in relief laurel-leaf borders;
bolection-moulded fireplace to 1st floor front-left; raised architraved
panels to room on front-right. Splat-balustered attic stair. Earliest
classically-designed house of the region. A sketch by Samuel Buck includes
the gatepiers and stable to rear (q.v.).
Samuel Buck's Yorkshire Sketchbook, c1720, facsimile edition 1979, Wakefield
Listing NGR: SK5242089240
Source: English Heritage
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