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Spring Hill School

A Grade II Listed Building in North Stainley with Sleningford, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1525 / 54°9'9"N

Longitude: -1.5374 / 1°32'14"W

OS Eastings: 430311

OS Northings: 473066

OS Grid: SE303730

Mapcode National: GBR KNPF.Y6

Mapcode Global: WHC7N.CW4G

Entry Name: Spring Hill School

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Last Amended: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331093

Location: North Stainley with Sleningford, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: North Stainley with Sleningfor

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


SLENINGFORD (west side, off)

6/89 Spring Hill School (formerly
listed as Episcopal Palace -
24.1.86 now part of Spring Hill School)


Former palace of the Bishops of Ripon, now school, with attached chapel.
Palace 1841, chapel completed 1847. Ashlar, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys,
main range with 7 first-floor windows, recessed service block to right with
3 first-floor windows and enclosed yard to right; a covered passage with
doorway in north side links the service block to the 4-bay chapel which
projects at right-angles to the house. Palace in Jacobean style, chapel in
high Gothic. Main range: glazed door left in 2-storeyed porch with diagonal
buttresses, shields and heraldic beasts. 2- and 3-light round-headed
mullion windows with hood-moulds over. External stack to left of entrance.
Battlemented parapet interrupted by small gables with narrow attic windows.
Large evenly-spaced stacks. Rear: garden entrance in single-storey annexe
with cross-windows. Chapel: large 3-light mullion and transom windows with
Perpendicular tracery to east and south sides. Buttresses, gargoyles and
battlemented parapet. Interior: original doors, door surrounds, staircase
to palace; original chapel fittings survive, including elaborately-carved
screen and stalls. Stable block attached to north-west end of main range -
separately listed.

Listing NGR: SE3031173066

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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