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Latitude: 54.3414 / 54°20'28"N
Longitude: -1.4347 / 1°26'5"W
OS Eastings: 436847
OS Northings: 494124
OS Grid: SE368941
Mapcode National: GBR LLF7.5J
Mapcode Global: WHD81.X4ZP
Entry Name: The Ruston Hospital
Listing Date: 9 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 332805
Location: Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, DL7
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Northallerton
Built-Up Area: Northallerton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Northallerton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: York
NORTHALLERTON HIGH STREET
6/11 No 78 (The Rutson Hospital)
House, now hospital. Early and mid C18, of two builds, with later alterations.
Rendered, pantile roof. 2 storeys, 2:5 bays. On ground floor to left, ashlar
quoined, basket-arched doorway to passage. 4-pane sash windows with exposed flush
sash boxes, on first floor in 3rd-7th bays set higher than those in first 2 bays.
Shaped kneeler and ashlar coping between 2nd and 3rd bay; large ridge stack in 3rd
bay. Interior: ground-floor room in 6th and 7th bays has early C18 dado and wooden
fielded panels separated by fluted pilasters which break forward on cornice, fielded
panel window shutters, round-arched door of 6 fielded panels, and simple fire
surround with egg-and-dart motif flanked by round-arched cupboards with leaved
fielded panel doors and keyed architraves; at rear, early-mid C18 open-well stair-
case with column-on-vase turned balusters, three per step, and wreathed handrail.
No 78 was the home of Robert Raikes Fulthorpe Esq, and called Vine House, having
in 1789 the largest vine in England, 137 square yards in extend, with a trunk
circumference of almost 4 feet. The Quarter Sessions were held here 1720-70, in
the mid C19 it became the Post Office, and in 1877 a cottage hospital.
Rev J L Saywell, The History and Annals of Northallerton (1885), pp 141, 200,
appendix px; VCH i, p 420.
Listing NGR: SE3684794124
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