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Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thoralby, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.275 / 54°16'29"N

Longitude: -2.0089 / 2°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 399516

OS Northings: 486594

OS Grid: SD995865

Mapcode National: GBR GMD0.W9

Mapcode Global: WHB5Q.3TM2

Entry Name: Old Hall

Listing Date: 25 March 1969

Last Amended: 6 April 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1179924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322610

Location: Thoralby, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Thoralby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

THORALBY TOWN HEAD
SD 98 NE
1/127 Old Hall
(formerly listed as Town
Head)
25.3.69
- II*

Manor house, now house. Dated 1641. Rubble, stone slate roofs. Double-
depth plan, 2 storeys, 1:1:1 bays. Quoins. Central 2-storey gabled porch:
quoins, one to right with graffiti "AB" and "IW"; 6-panel door with L hinges
in ashlar chamfered quoined surround with wave moulding on arris.and
graffito "FW" on right jamb, Tudor-arched head with letters "I" and "W" in
spandrels and on lintel recessed panel with raised characters "ANO DOM 1641"
and decorative motifs, hoodmould; first-floor 2-light double-chamfered
mullion window, the inner chamfer hollow; ovolo-shaped kneelers, moulded
ashlar coping with obelisk finials; on left return, ground-floor double-
chamfered single-light window. Inside porch: flag floor; left window has
Tudor-arched head; inner door of 6 fielded panels and butterfly hinges in
stop-chamfered Tudor-arched ashlar surround with interrupted jambs. First
bay: ground-floor C20 three-light double-chamfered mullion window; first-
floor double-chamfered single-light window. Third bay: ground-floor 4-light
mullion window; first-floor 3-light mullion window, both double-chamfered
and with hollow inner chamfer, and with masons marks to that on the first
floor. Ovolo-shaped kneelers, moulded ashlar coping with obelisk finials;
corniced ashlar end stacks. Left return: on ground floor, 5-light hollow-
moulded chamfered mullion window and 4-light double-chamfered mullion window
with central king mullion, partly C20, the 2 joined by continuous hoodmould;
on first floor, two 5-light hollow-moulded chamfered mullion windows, each
with hoodmould; two gables, each with hollow-chamfered single-light window
with stanchion; ovolo kneelers, smaller at central valley, moulded ashlar
coping with obelisk finials, corniced ashlar gable stacks. Right return: on
ground floor, chamfered fire window and 2-light hollow-chamfered mullion
window to left; board door in inserted opening, and 3-light chamfered
mullion window to right; on first floor, 2-light double-chamfered mullion
window to left, 3-light hollow-chamfered mullion window to right; 2 gables
with ovolo kneelers in centre and with bird's mouth profile to right,
moulded ashlar coping to left and slab coping to right, corniced ashlar
gable stacks. Interior: in ground-floor room to left, ashlar fireplace with
stopped moulded arris and Tudor-arched head with rosettes in spandrels and
with door of 6 fielded panels in chamfered surround to its right; in
partition wall, paired doorways, chamfered, still with iron crooks and
snecks, which opened different ways, one perhaps to former spiral staircase.
In kitchen, to right, inglenook fireplace with stop-chamfered segmental arch
with masons' marks and fire window in rear wall; chamfered beams and joists,
some of latter moulded. Several windows have masons' marks, which
correspond with those at Dale Foot (qv) in Bishopdale. Some oak butt-
jointed floor boards on first floor. North Yorkshire and Cleveland
Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report No 112.


Listing NGR: SD9951686594

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