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Cayton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in South Stainley with Cayton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0625 / 54°3'45"N

Longitude: -1.5441 / 1°32'38"W

OS Eastings: 429938

OS Northings: 463047

OS Grid: SE299630

Mapcode National: GBR KPNG.HG

Mapcode Global: WHC87.74ZY

Entry Name: Cayton Hall

Listing Date: 8 March 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331627

Location: South Stainley with Cayton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: South Stainley with Cayton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 26 SE (west side, off)
1/120 Cayton Hall



House. c1770 with a rear wing of C17 remodelled in the C18 and C19. For
John Messenger of Fountains Hal1(qv). Ashlar and coursed magnesian
limestone with coursed squared gritstone to rear, slate roofs. 2-storey
entrance block of 3 x 1 bays and a rear 3 x 2 bay wing. East front: central
6-panel door with fanlight flanked by attached Tuscan columns with open
pediment. Venetian windows with double keystones to central lights and
continuous sill band to ground floor; 3 sashes with glazing bars in
architraves to first floor. Eaves band. Hipped roof; stacks to left and
right, behind the ridge. Left return: fenestration to main facade (right)
as front. Rear wing - doorway between bays 1 and 2 remodelled mid C20;
fenestration: bays 1 and 2 have late C19 replacements of stone mullion
windows, bay window to bay 3 of same date. Added bay far left not of
special interest. Stone coped gable left with shaped kneeler. Large stacks
to left gable and forward of the ridge, between bays 2 and 3. Right return:
a Venetian window lights stairs, left, C19 refenestration. Rear (west gable
of rear wing): a tall cross window of flat-faced mullions and transoms
lights the rear staircase: 4 tiers of paired lights, the top pair having a
further pair to left and right and a round-arched light above it. Interior:
entrance is into a narrow hall extending as a passage through the centre of
the rear wing. The front room, right, contains C17 panelling from the old
farmhouse at High Cayton (qv) with doorcase of c1920. Behind is a fine C18
staircase of 3 broad flights, lit by the Venetian window with original
plasterwork surround. The rear wing contains central main kitchen with
large fireplace, the timber bressumer surviving. The 3 northern rooms were
used for storage, the timber cross beams resting on the window lintels. The
rear service stairs rise through to the attic storey. First floor: the
principal north room contains painted wall plaster representing a baldechon
(drapery flanking a throne) and is thought to have been a chapel. Attic
storey: C18 2-panel doors with L-shaped hinges, some replaced; the roof
structure overall is of king posts with splayed struts from the base, with
chisel made assembly marks. Extensive segmental-arched vaulted cellars
underlie both ranges and contain stone fittings including a salting trough.
Painted wall plaster also survives in the first-floor chapel room of the
stables (qv). N A Hudleston, Stainley and Cayton, 1956.

Listing NGR: SE2993863047

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