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The Stable House, Heath Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6775 / 53°40'38"N

Longitude: -1.4633 / 1°27'48"W

OS Eastings: 435547

OS Northings: 420243

OS Grid: SE355202

Mapcode National: GBR LT6X.ZG

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.HTDN

Entry Name: The Stable House, Heath Hall

Listing Date: 14 February 1952

Last Amended: 27 August 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342367

Location: Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Warmfield cum Heath

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Warmfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/09/2012


SE 3519 and SE 3520
6/62
14.2.52


WARMFIELD-CUM-HEATH
HEATH COMMON
(north side)
The Stable House, Heath Hall


(Formerly listed as "Heath Hall and Stables")


GV I


Former stable block with bothies over and attached carriage houses; stables
converted to house, carriage houses now garages. c1754 altered 1984. By
John Carr for John Smyth of Heath Hall (q.v.) remodelled as house by Francis
Johnson (architect, Bridlington) for Mary Oddie, OBE. 2-storey stable-block,
lower single-storey coach houses. Hammer-dressed stone with ashlar dressings,
stone slate roofs. Classical style. Balanced symmetrical composition with
central 5-bay U-shaped stable block with low walls either side linking it to
flanking coach-houses. Stable-block: quoins, ashlar plinth, thin ground-floor
sill band, wider lst-floor impost and sill bands. Outer and central bays have
archivolted arched recesses. Central doorway has shouldered architrave and
triangular pediment, double-doors with overlight approached up short flight of
steps. Each bay has sash windows with plain-stone surrounds, rectangular with
square windows to 1st floor. Outer bays, set forward, have doorways (blocked)
on the inner returns. Bracketed continuous casement-moulded eaves cornice.
Hipped roof, outer bays with separate hips to front. Chimney-less originally,
now has 2 ashlar ridge stacks with cyma-moulded cornice. Low linking walls
pierced by doorways with tie-stone jambs, ashlar coping. Carriage houses: ashlar
quoins, plinth, impost bands and archivolt-arched carriage entrances, pedimented
gables.

Interior: nothing of the original stables remains. Fine C18-style interior
reuses many original details imported from other houses: 4 finely-carved doors
and the doorcase to the drawing-room each having 6 raised-and-fielded panels,
the mouldings carved with egg-and-dart decoration with beaded central channel,
from Stillington Hall, c1748 attributed to Lord Burlington for the Croft family.
The master bedroom has C18 wooden fireplace surround, the architrave carved with
elaborate swastika design and with dentil cornice, which is resued from a house
by John Carr in Manchester. All doorways have moulded architraves. Open-well
staircase has finely-turned balusters, 2 to each riser and ramped handrail made
by Hare and Ransome (York) who also did the panelled shutters to windows. The
drawing-room has C18-style fireplace with eared architrave and Sienna marble on
black marble base blocks as used by Carr in Heath Hall, finely-carved pulvinated
frieze (by F. Johnson executed by Dick Reid ). The plaster cornice in this room
is based on one by Carr at Fairfax House, York.
An elegant interior where great attention to detail has been paid.

Listing NGR: SE3554720243

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

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