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Clifton Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton-on-Yore, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2534 / 54°15'12"N

Longitude: -1.6662 / 1°39'58"W

OS Eastings: 421847

OS Northings: 484244

OS Grid: SE218842

Mapcode National: GBR JMT8.21

Mapcode Global: WHC76.CCT3

Entry Name: Clifton Castle

Listing Date: 5 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151220

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333574

Location: Clifton-on-Yore, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Clifton-on-Yore

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 28 SW
6/66 Clifton Castle
Country house. c1800. By John Foss for Timothy Hutton. Ashlar with
graduated stone slate roof. Main house of 5 bays, 2 storeys with service
wing of 3 storeys, 8 bays to rear left. Service wing at right angles to
rear right of 4 bays, 3 storeys. 1-storey wings forming a courtyard with
service wings to rear, Main front: central 3 bays have 4 giant Ionic
columns supporting a frieze and pediment. Plinth. Central late-C19 half-
glazed doors with fanlight, pilasters on plinths with friezes supporting
segmental pediment, the whole flanked by side lights. All windows have late
C19 sashes. First-floor band. Heavy dentilled cornice with plain parapet,
coat of arms with flowing foliage to each side. Left return has a 3-bay
full-height central bow window. Right return: outer 2 bays on each side
break forward from central first-floor bay which has large tripartite stair
window; below it 3 circular windows with radiating glazing bars; original
sashes apart from 2 right ground-floor bays. Service wings have sashes with
glazing bars and cornices. Rear 4 bays of rear left wing probably later
C19. North 1-storey wing of courtyard has central basket-headed arch with
impost bands, a 2-light window above and pyramidal roof. Windows to outer
bays of this wing are in the form of mullion and transom windows with
casements and sashes. Inside the courtyard 2 sides have semicircular-headed
arches. All roofs hipped with ridge stacks. Interior of house; completely
original restrained neo-classical. Imperial staircase with slender wrought-
iron baluster decorated with acanthus leaves. The stair starts behind a
screen of columns. Tripartite stair window has Ionic columns, ceiling has
good plasterwork with circular central motif and ribbons of natural motifs
with garlands surrounding it. Good neo-classical chimneypieces, cornices
and plasterwork in other rooms.

Listing NGR: SE2184784244

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

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