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South Wing and Attached East Wing, Potterton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8456 / 53°50'44"N

Longitude: -1.384 / 1°23'2"W

OS Eastings: 440629

OS Northings: 438988

OS Grid: SE406389

Mapcode National: GBR LRSZ.56

Mapcode Global: WHDBD.QL5S

Plus Code: 9C5WRJW8+6C

Entry Name: South Wing and Attached East Wing, Potterton Hall

Listing Date: 1 October 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422520

Location: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds, LS15

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barwick

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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South Wing and attached East Wing, Potterton Hall


Wings of Potterton Hall (see West Wing, q.v.) now 2 houses. c1800 with mid-late
C19 alteration. South Wing: ashlar, stone slate roof; East Wing: hammer-dressed
stone, stone slate roof and lean-to with Welsh blue-slate roof.
South Wing: 2-storey front, 3 storeys to rear. 7-bay symmetrical facade. Plinth
Central 3 bays break forward slightly under pedimented gable. Tuscan porch with
entablature, casement-moulded cornice and blocking course; double door with glazed
fanlight. Above is window with architrave. Other bays have flat-arched windows
with projecting sills, those to ground floor with casement-moulded cornices and
C19 sashes, those above with 12-pane sashes with thin meeting rails. Set in the
tympanum is a glazed oeil-de-boeuf. Casement-moulded eaves cornice, ashlar
blocking course. Hipped roof with 4 stacks to rear pitch. Attached to right but
set back is the East Wing this side being its rear and having outshut with 4 ground-
floor bays of sash windows with deep monolithic lintels and 2 windows to 1st floor.
Lean-to roof. Main house set back has blind bay to right with quoined angle and
hipped roof with 2 rendered brick stacks.
Rear: East Wing to left: 3 bays. 1st and 3rd bays have sash windows with monolithic
lintels to left of doorways with overlights; tripartite sashes to 1st floor and to
each floor of 2nd bay. Roof raised mid-C19 the earlier roofline clearly discernible.
South Wing to right: taller. 2 bays of sash windows to each floor and narrow bay,
at junction with south wing, which has doorway with window above. Central ridge
stack. Left-hand return has single bay of windows as front and return of cornice
and blocking course.

Interior: South Wing: wide entrance-hall has tile floor, panelled dado and doorways
either side with eared architraves and elaborate slightly later overdoors with
oval plaques with putti and carved swags. Richly-moulded cornice with coved ceiling
carried on pilasters with capitals richly decorated with leaf and egg-and-dart
moulding. Open-well stair c1975. To left, large drawing-room with deep skirtings,
dado rail, picture rail and pretty ceiling cornice and central boss. Panelled door,
window shutters and window bottoms with astragal mouldings; fine white and Sienna
marble fireplace with Ionic engaged columns, fluted frieze with oval roundels and
moulded cornice, probably c1740 and possibly removed from the square sitting room
in the West Wing (q.v.) when this room became the main reception room of Potterton
Hall c1800. To right, well-proportioned dining-room with doorways flanking elaborate
marble and carved wood fireplace the walls decorated with large rectangular panels
with swags and panelled window surrounds. Bedrooms have doorways with architraves
and simple fireplaces.

Listing NGR: SE4062938988

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