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Farnley Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Farnley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9212 / 53°55'16"N

Longitude: -1.6738 / 1°40'25"W

OS Eastings: 421519

OS Northings: 447276

OS Grid: SE215472

Mapcode National: GBR JRR3.F3

Mapcode Global: WHC8R.8P6T

Entry Name: Farnley Hall

Listing Date: 6 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330482

Location: Farnley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, LS21

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Farnley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Farnley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

4/14 Farnley Hall


Country house. C17 range restored c1870 and 1786-90 range by John Carr for
Walter Beaumont Ramsden Fawkes. Coursed squaredgritstone and ashlar with
stone slate and lead roofs. Square C18 block with L-shaped C17 and C19
range to rear. 2-storeys, 5 bays to front, 2 and 3 storeys and 3 bays to
rear block. C18 range: glazed double-doors centre, with flanking engaged
Tuscan columns carrying entablature and triangular pediment. Sashes with
glazing bars, ground-floor sashes, central bay, round-headed. Floating
wooden cornices removed mid C20. Sill band to ground floor, guilloche band
at first-floor level, dentilled cornice, balustraded parapet. Corniced
stacks flank centre block, another stack to left and right. 5-bay returns
in similar style, the left return having stone moulded architraves to all
windows and floating cornices to ground floor. Rear range (to north):
entrance facade, east side, has irregular fenestration. Large central
porch, C17, with Doric columns carrying entablature and elaborate scrolls
and finials above cornice. Flanking C19 bay, round-headed-light, mullion
and transom windows; other windows date from the C18, C19 and C20. 3 false
gables above, also C19, with blocked round-headed windows. Interior: Carr
range: fine staircase hall with cantilevered Imperial stair and Ionic
(ground floor) and Corinthian (first floor) columns in antis. Detailed
descriptions of rooms and decorative schemes in Country Life, 27 May 1954,
pp 1714-1717. Rear range has fine linen-fold panelling and carved
overmantles and an early C18 open well stair with ramped handrail. Much of
it was probably brought to Farnley during the late C19. See Country Life,
20 May 1954. In 1796 Thomas Girtin and J M W Turner visited Farnley Hall
from Harewood House and Turner became a close friend of Walter Fawkes (d
1825). He spent several weeks each summer at Farnley for about 13 years and
gave to the owners over 200 pictures. About 29 now remain at the house.
See C Kennedy, Harewood, London, 1982, p 17. The house also contains an
important collection of relics of the English Civil War, including
Cromwell's sword and hat, and Fairfax's sword. See H Speight, Upper
Wharfedale, London, 1900, p 104.

Listing NGR: SE2151947276

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