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Old Abbey and Attached Outbuildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Malton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.142 / 54°8'31"N

Longitude: -0.779 / 0°46'44"W

OS Eastings: 479861

OS Northings: 472484

OS Grid: SE798724

Mapcode National: GBR RN0J.4Z

Mapcode Global: WHFBH.05B0

Entry Name: Old Abbey and Attached Outbuildings

Listing Date: 29 September 1951

Last Amended: 5 April 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389554

Location: Malton, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO17

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Malton

Built-Up Area: Malton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Old Malton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


SE7872 TOWN STREET, Old Malton
801-1/6/232 (South side (off))
29/09/51 Old Abbey and attached outbuildings
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
The Abbey House)


Shown on OS map as The Abbey House.
House, with attached outbuildings and stable block; now
residential home. Late C17, incorporating C12 undercroft of
adjacent Gilbertine Priory of St Mary; late C18 alteration and
extensions, including stable block; further alteration and
extension in late C19 and C20.
Original house of coursed squared sandstone, with some areas
of irregular stone, and part on chamfered plinth; rear wings
of orange-red brick in Flemish bond, with dressings of gauged
brick and keyblocks of sandstone. Pantile roofs, with stone
slate verge and coped gables, moulded kneelers and ball and
pedestal finials to earlier parts; roofs to wings are hipped.
Dentil cornice brick stacks. Outbuildings of coursed squared
stone and rubble stone, with stone coped gables and shaped
kneelers to pantile roofs, with brick stacks. Originally a
hall house, with later extensions to sides and rear.
2 storeys and attic; 4-window centre range, with 2-storey
1-window gabled cross-wings at each end. Altered doorway at
right end of centre range, to right of blocked original door,
from which flat coved hoodmould survives: present door is of 4
sunk panels, beneath tall Gothick-glazed overlight. At left
end, second former door is blocked by C19 cross-window. Other
windows to front are 12-pane sashes with painted stone sills.
Coved first-floor string course and cavetto-moulded eaves. 2
gabled dormers in attic have 2x6-pane casement windows.
Wing to left has single-pane sashes on both floors; wing to
right has 16-pane ground floor sash, and 12-pane first floor
sash. All openings have painted timber lintels.
Left return: 2-storey 2-window cross-wing return front, with
taller 2-storey 3-window extension to left, and further
2-storey 1-bay extension at left end. Windows in cross-wing
return are single-pane sashes. Extension has half-glazed door
beneath divided overlight, to right of two 12-pane sashes in
enlarged openings. First-floor windows are squat 12-pane
sashes. All openings have painted timber lintels. No openings
to end extension.
INTERIOR. Open-string main staircase, with column-on-vase
balusters; ramped-up, moulded handrail, wreathed at foot
around column newel. Close-string secondary staircase with
column balusters, moulded handrail and square newels.
Original kitchen fireplace in right cross-wing passage has
chamfered jambs and elliptical arch of voussoirs. Front room
of right cross-wing contains brick-built bank of round-arched
ovens on stone plinth, and Yates of Malton cast-iron range in
later fireplace.
Undercroft: forms cellar beneath 2 service rooms adjacent to
kitchen. Entry is from small yard at right end of house, down
short flight of stairs, flanked by foliate-carved pyramidal
stones (possibly crocketed pinnacles). Doorway is
segment-arched and chamfered, with plank and batten door.
Square quadripartite vaulted room of 4 bays formed by
single-chamfered ribs springing from central cylindrical
column, with moulded base and capital. Ribs rest on responds
on 3 sides of room, half-octagonal in north and south walls,
half-cylindrical in west wall; and on moulded corbels in east
wall and each corner. Stone bench runs the length of wall to
right (west), which is broken by deeply set 2-light mullion
window, with chamfered mullion and double chamfered surround.
Left of door is probable fireplace with double-chamfered
2-centred arched lintel. In rear left quarter is round brick
arch, leading to tunnel-vaulted passage.
Outbuilding: 1 storey and attic; 4-bay stable block with loft.
Segment-arched opening to right of centre, between
round-arched radial-glazed sash windows with painted stone
sills; round-arched opening at left end obscured by lean-to
building. Each opening has raised archivolt over impost band;
raised eaves band. Right return: board door with tall
overlight to left, with offset boarded loft door above, both
with timber lintels.
The house is on the site of the C12 Gilbertine Priory of St
Mary, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, County List No.383.
(Harrison B J D et al: OLD MALTON, Abbey House: 1987-: 1180).

Listing NGR: SE7986172484

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