Description: Norton Hall Hospital with Colonnade and Orangery
Date Listed: 28 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 455863
OS Grid Reference: SK3580982175
OS Grid Coordinates: 435809, 382175
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3353, -1.4637
SK38SE NORTON CHURCH ROAD, Norton
784-1/10/864 (North West side)
28/06/73 Norton Hall Hospital with colonnade
(Formerly Listed as:
NORTON CHURCH ROAD
Country house, now hospital, with colonnade and orangery. Late
C18, with rear additions and orangery 1853-57, and alterations
c1900 and mid and late C20. Ashlar with hipped slate roofs
with single side wall and rear wall coped stacks to the main
EXTERIOR: plinth, quoins, first and second floor bands,
cornice and blocking course. 3 storeys; 7 window range.
Windows are mainly C20 top hung casements with and without
glazing bars. All have moulded surrounds and keystones.
Front has projecting pedimented centre, 3 windows, flanked on
either side by 2 windows. Above, 7 small 6 pane sashes, the 2
to left replaced by C20 casements. Open Doric 3 bay colonnade
to entrance, with cornice and flanking pilasters. Central door
flanked by single large windows, all with overlights. Left
return has 5 windows on each floor. To left, C19 addition, 2
storeys; 3 window range. Canted hipped central bay window with
3 windows on each floor, flanked by single windows. Coped side
wall stack. To left again, C19 2 storey block with rendered
first floor. 3 partly reglazed windows and below, 2 larger
To left, at right angles, 8 bay colonnade leading to orangery,
with Doric columns, cornice and blocking course. To left,
taller orangery with quoins, cornice and blocking course, and
3 tall round-arched openings with keystones. Colonnade and
orangery have their openings filled in and 2 large glazing bar
windows inserted in each bay.
Right return has 5 windows on each floor, 4 ground floor ones
being wooden cross casements with overlights. To right, lower
2 storey C18 range with 2 large coped ridge stacks. Three 18
pane sashes, the left one partly blocked at the foot. Low
4-column Doric portico flanked by two 24-pane sashes. Under
the portico, a low door flanked by single oval windows with
keystones. To right, a 2-storey wing with a 3-light stone
mullioned window and below, 2 tall glazing bar sashes.
Irregular rear elevation with various mid C20 additions.
INTERIOR has entrance hall with strapwork frieze and
plasterwork ceiling. Cantilever stone open well stair with
cast-iron balustrade and enriched plaster dado and wall
panels. On the first floor, a Venetian stair window. Mid C20
lift shaft in the stair well. Similar plainer rear stair with
iron stick balusters. Panelled Wren Room, c1900, has modillion
cornice and enriched coved cross beam ceiling with oval
central panel. Rear recess with cornice and fluted wooden
Corinthian columns. Marble fireplace with C17 style wooden
surround and overmantel with broken pediment and shell.
Divided front ground floor rooms have enriched doorcase and
cornices, the left room cornice with musical motifs. At the
rear, tiled hallway with queen post truss roof and cellar with
2 brick arches carried on a Doric column.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West
Riding: London: 1967-: 479-480).
Listing NGR: SK3580982175
Source: English Heritage
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