Holderness House, Hull
Description: Holderness House
Date Listed: 12 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 387620
OS Grid Reference: TA1164430492
OS Grid Coordinates: 511644, 430492
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7588, -0.3080
Location: 114 Laburnum Avenue, Hull, City of Kingston-upon-Hull HU8 8QX
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KINGSTON UPON HULL
TA13SW HOLDERNESS ROAD
680-1/5/201 (North West side)
12/11/73 Holderness House
(Formerly Listed as:
Holderness House Rest Home)
House, now old people's home. 1838, converted mid C20, with
mid C20 additions. By James Clephan of London. Yellow brick
with ashlar dressings and steep pitched slate roofs, some of
them with fish scale patterns. 2 side wall, 2 ridge and 2
gable stacks, several with grouped octagonal flues.
Elizabethan Revival style. Plinth, sill bands, quoins, string
courses, low parapets, coped gables, some of them shaped. 2
storeys plus basement and attics; 5x5 windows. Windows are
mainly stone mullioned cross casements.
Entrance front has a square tower porch, 4 stages, with steps
flanked by urns leading to an an open porch with a
round-arched opening on 3 sides, the front one flanked by
paired Doric pilasters. Margin stile fielded 6-panel door with
moulded surround and cornice. Above, a corniced 12-pane sash
on each side, and above again, similar windows with pediments.
Fourth stage, above main cornice, has a round window on 4
Flanking the porch on the first floor, two 2-light windows on
each side. Above, to right, 2 through-eaves dormers with
2-light mullioned windows. Below, on either side, a small
single window, then two 2-light windows. Two 2-light mullioned
windows to right of the porch and to left, a corniced doorway
flanked by similar windows.
Beyond, to left, a single-storey corridor with a 3-light
mullioned window and to left again, a gabled kitchen range
with a similar window and tall side wall stack.
Garden front, to right, has projecting wings with shouldered
shaped gables. Each has a canted 2-storey bay window with
parapet and a 5-light window on each floor. In each gable, a
graduated 3-light mullioned window. In the centre, a central
2-light window flanked by single lights, the larger ground
floor ones with transoms. Above again, 3 through-eaves dormers
with shaped gables and 2-light mullioned windows.
South-east front has a central projection with shouldered
shaped gable containing a graduated 3-light window. On the
lower floors, a 3-light window, that to the ground floor
large. On the first floor, on either side, two 2-light
windows, and above, on either side, 2 through-eaves dormers
with shped gables and 2-light mullioned windows. Below, 2
taller 2-light windows on each side. To right, a 2-storey rear
wing, 3 windows, and mid C20 two-storey addition.
INTERIOR has entrance hall with shouldered wall panels, with
festoons, and panelled ceiling. To left, a 3-bay Tuscan
colonnade to the stair well. Cantilever stone stair with
landings, with patterned cast-iron balustrade. Stairwell has
wall panels and on the first landing a 3-bay Ionic colonnade.
Panelled ceiling with skylight.
Ground floor library has moulded cornice and fitted bookcases
with glazing bars. Eared and shouldered wooden fireplace with
overmantel mirror. Right ground floor room has moulded
cornice, frieze with Greek Key and oval panelled ceiling. Mid
C19 wooden fireplace with overmantel mirror.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York & the East
Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 281).
Listing NGR: TA1164430492
Source: English Heritage
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