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Brough Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Brough with St. Giles, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3755 / 54°22'31"N

Longitude: -1.6694 / 1°40'9"W

OS Eastings: 421574

OS Northings: 497826

OS Grid: SE215978

Mapcode National: GBR JKSV.C8

Mapcode Global: WHC6M.B990

Entry Name: Brough Hall

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322322

Location: Brough with St. Giles, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Brough with St. Giles

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Catterick St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 29 NW
4/12 Brough Hall

Country house, now 10 residences. C15, altered and extended c1575, early
C17, c1730, c1770 and mid C19. Originally for de Burgh family, after c1575
for Lawson family, early C18 work possibly by William Wakefield, late C15
work by Thomas Atkinson. Rubble, part roughcast and sandstone ashlar, with
Westmorland slate roofs. Central 3-storey, 3-bay C15 tower house with
cross-passage and hall, with C16 2-storey 1-bay side bays (west one a solar
wing) and rear stair tower. To east and west, projecting C18 2-storey 5-bay
blocks, east block with rear chapel wing of early C18. Main north
elevation: earlier work refronted C18. Central 3 bays: outer bays narrower,
gabled and slightly breaking forward. Central bay: leaved 6-panel doors in
architrave with C20 Doric portico and, above, Ionic Venetian window in round-
arched recess with voussoirs aligned to courses. Other windows in central
block are round-arched sashes with glazing bars in architraves, with 6-panel
part-glazed door below upper part of window to ground floor left (giving
access to cross-passage) and half-size on second floor. Modillions to
cornice and gable pediments. Parapet with moulded coping. Flanking bays
have sash windows with glazing bars in architraves, moulded cornices and
plain parapets. Side blocks elevationally match the flanking bays, first
and fourth bays of left block being blind, and have 2-bay inner returns.
Corniced stacks to right end of central range, other stacks C20 brick.
South elevation (rear), central range: C15 rubble with quoins, blocked C16
mullion and transom windows, early C18 refenestration. Right bay projects
slightly and has C16 studded board cross-passage door in quoined chamfered
surround with triangular head; to its right an external garderobe projects
buttress-like with one vent and stone roof; to its left blocked single-light
window openings formerly to garderobes of upper floor, chute at bottom now
blocked. In central bay and on first and second floors of right bay, sash
windows with glazing bars in architraves with tripartite keystones.
Staircase tower to left: ground-floor blocked single-light window; first-
floor pedimented Tuscan Venetian window on balustraded dado, above it the
head of a 2-light mullion window; second-floor Diocletian window, above it
the head of a 2-light mullion window. Right return of staircase tower:
ground-floor blocked quoined chamfered doorway with triangular head; quoined
surrounds of 2-light mullion windows on ground, first and second floors, the
last open. Solar wing to left: on left, part-glazed door in architrave with
panelled pilasters, cornice capitals and keyed round arch: above, on first
floor, a sash window with glazing bars in keyed architrave; to right, c1900
2-storey canted bay window with mullions and transoms. Left return of solar
wing: external stack, corbelled out on first floor. To left again, west
block has large central segmental bay with part-glazed door in console-
corniced architrave and Tuscan Venetian window above. In flanking bays on
both floors, oculi in ashlar surrounds. Interior: central block, ground
floor: hall has C16 panelling with fluted frieze and modillion cornice,
altered in C18; C16 ribbed ceiling with small pendants and,on plasterwork
of frieze and cross-beams, armorial motifs commemorating marriage of
Elizabeth de Burgh and Ralph Lawson c1575. First floor: 2 small rooms (now
1) over cross-passage with C16 ribbed ceilings with small pendants and
armorial motifs; good early C18 woodwork in great chamber. Second floor:
fragments of C16 panelling and frieze matching those in hall. Staircase
tower: excellent c1730 oak staircase with turned balusters of gadroon-on-
vase design; superb first-floor ceiling with modillion cornice, corner
rosettes and richly-decorated oval panel; second-floor room with masons'
marks on C16 stone doorway and mullion window. Solar wing: on ground floor,
good early C18 bolection panelling with 2 pedimented chimney-pieces. East
block: ground floor: 2 late-C18 tripartite stone fireplaces. Late C18
cantilevered stone staircase and turned baluster staircase. Chapel wing has
good early C18 woodwork and plasterwork including gallery balustrade, also
chimney-piece brought from great chamber. West block: ground floor: Adam-
style fireplace moved to new position, coat of arms of Lawson family over
original position of fireplace; Adam-style decorated plasterwork to ceiling;
staircase hall with central shell niche flanked by recesses; semi-elliptical
cantilevered stone staircase. Brough Hall passed by marriage from the de
Burghs to the Lawsons c1575. The Lawson family were recusants, and in
addition to their private chapel, built the Church of St Paulinus (qv) in
the grounds of Brough Hall. John Cornforth, "Brough Hall, Yorkshire",
Country Life (1967), pp 894-8 and 948-52; VCH i, p 301

Listing NGR: SE2156497826

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