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Swarcliffe Hall Now Grosvenor House School

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstwith, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0301 / 54°1'48"N

Longitude: -1.642 / 1°38'31"W

OS Eastings: 423546

OS Northings: 459407

OS Grid: SE235594

Mapcode National: GBR JPZV.92

Mapcode Global: WHC85.RY8T

Entry Name: Swarcliffe Hall Now Grosvenor House School

Listing Date: 3 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150558

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331154

Location: Birstwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Birstwith

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Birstwith St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 25 NW (west side, off)

14/26 Swarcliffe Hall, now
Grosvenor House School


Country house (Swarcliffe Hall) now school. 1848-50 by Major Rhode Hawkins
for John Greenwood of Knowle near Keighley, enlarged 1866-67. Coursed
squared gritstone and ashlar, graduated grey slate roofs. Original square
house of 2 storeys and 3 bays, facing east, with larger additional wing
attached to north with, to rear, a 4-storey tower which in turn has a lower
2-storey service wing attached to north. In a Jacobethan style: Tudor arch
and hoodmould to main door in original range, bay 2, flanked by projecting
gabled wings with oriel and mullion-and-transom windows with hoodmoulds;
continuous dripmoulds, gable copings, ball finials and tall chimneys with 1,
2 and 3 flues. Addition, projecting forward on right, in same style. Rear,
west courtyard: date 1850 carved above entrance to original range. Right
return: tower with corner pinnacles and a turret. Interior: original
reception rooms remain: rear hall with elaborately carved wooden fire
surround in Jacobean style, and panelled plaster ceiling; staircase rising
from hall has square-section balusters linked by arches; south-east living
room has marble fireplaces and patterned tiles. J G Greenwood was a cotton
spinner at Keighley and, having bought the Wreaks Mill, Birstwith, in 1805
became a major landowner in the area. B Jennings, A History of Nidderdale,
1967, p 227.

Listing NGR: SE2354659407

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