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Aske Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Aske, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4256 / 54°25'32"N

Longitude: -1.7278 / 1°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 417757

OS Northings: 503385

OS Grid: NZ177033

Mapcode National: GBR JKC8.Q9

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.F1G3

Entry Name: Aske Hall

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322703

Location: Aske, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Aske

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Easby with Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


10/1 Aske Hall


Pele tower with early additions forming manor house, further extended to
form country house, reduced in size during C20 refurbishment. C15 pele
tower with C16 hall, C17 wings, early-mid C18 refenestration, 1760s
alterations and addition, C19 service ranges mostly removed in 1963-4 when
wings were shortened and central hall modified. C15 pele for Aske family,
C16 work for Robert Bowes, C17 work for Whartons, early-mid C18 work for Sir
Conyers D'Arcy, 1760s work for Sir Lawrence Dundas by John Carr, C19 work by
Ignatius Bonomi for the 1st Earl of Zetland, C20 work by Claude Pillimore
for the 3rd Marquis of Zetland. Rubble sandstone with ashlar dressings,
visible roofs of Westmorland slate. Irregular plan, with U-shaped front
formed by wings and hall, with pele tower in right corner and late C18-early
C19 Gothick tower in left corner, and with late C18 ranges to rear left and
right. South-east elevation: 2 storeys, 1:7:1 bays. Centre range: in
centre, C20 single-storey porch, hollow-canted in plan, of banded rusticated
ashlar, and with leaved 10-panel door in keyed architrave, cornice and
blocking course above; ground-floor windows 15-pane sashes in ashlar
architraves with tripartite keystones and sill band; first-floor windows
sashes with glazing bars in ashlar surrounds with tripartite keystones
except for centre tripartite sash in matching surround; band; parapet with
moulded cornice surmounted in centre by coat of arms in strapwork. Left
wing: ground-floor Venetian window in C20 ashlar surround with tripartite
sash window and sill band; first-floor tripartite sash window in C20 ashlar
surround with tripartite keystone; modillion cornice; hipped roof. Right
wing: matching elevation except also has basement opening. Right return of
left wing: blind but with external stack with inscription commemorating
alterations of 1963-4 and modillion cornice. Left return of right wing: 3
storeys, 2 bays; ground-floor windows are 15-pane sashes in architraves with
tripartite keystones; first-floor windows are sashes with glazing bars in
ashlar surrounds with tripartite keystones; second-floor windows are 6-pane
sashes in ashlar surrounds with tripartite keystones; modillion cornice;
central stack. Rear: to left, north-west range with, on ground floor,
central 6-panel door below 3-pane overlight in architrave with tripartite
keystone flanked on each side by a sash window with glazing bars in ashlar
surround with tripartite keystone; 1 matching window on first floor, and
second-floor 6-pane sash window in matching surround; modillion cornice. To
right, south-west range terminates in C20 rubble wall which is blind but
with D'Arcy coat of arms in open-pedimented surround on first floor.
Between these 2 ranges, C20 single-storey rear hall, and above it 3 first-
floor sash windows with glazing bars in ashlar surrounds with tripartite
keystones to rear wall of main central front range. Inner return of south-
west range: ashlar, by John Carr; to left, staircase projection with round-
arched landing window in raised architrave with imposts and tripartite
keystone; to right, 2 bays of sash windows with glazing bars in surrounds
with tripartite keystones. Left (south-west) return: mainly 2 storeys;
2:3:1:2 bays. First 2 bays: projecting slightly; ashlar; ground-floor sash
windows with glazing bars in raised architraves, with sill band, pulvinated
friezes and pediments; first-floor 9-pane unequally hung sash windows in
architraves on bracketed sills and with cornices; modillion cornice. Third-
fifth bays: ashlar; ground-floor sash windows with glazing bars in raised
architraves with sill band and cornices on scrolled consoles; first-floor
sash windows with glazing bars in architraves with sill band; modillion
cornice. Gothick tower: coursed dressed stone; 3 storeys; single bay
flanked by three-quarters-round turrets with blind chamfered vents on ground
and first floors and blind loop holes on second floor, the sill bands from
the central windows continuing round turrets, the whole tower with
crenellated parapets, raised over turrets; ground-floor glazed door in
ashlar Tuscan surround with modillion cornice and stepped blocking above;
first-floor round-arched casement window in ashlar architrave, with paterae
in spandrels, and cornice on consoles; second-floor round-arched casement
window in Doric surround, the sill on consoles, and with architrave to arch
with keystone. Seventh-eighth bays: rubble; ground-floor sash windows with
glazing bars in ashlar architraves with sill band, pulvinated friezes and
pediments; first-floor 9-pane unequally hung sash windows in ashlar
architraves on bracketed sills and with cornices; modillion cornice.
Interior: entrance hall, originally open and with C16 frieze, part of which
is now preserved in a first-floor bedroom, a floor having been inserted in
the early C18 and lowered in 1963-4, the hall has a fireplace from Clumber
Park; to its right the dining room with C18 cornice; in the left front wing
the remodelled library; behind it the drawing room with C18 fireplace, doors
and,doorcases, moulded shutters, cornice and coved and richly decorated
ceiling, said to be by Lancelot Brown who landscaped the park in 1770;
behind that the morning room with fireplace and decorated coved ceiling by
John Carr; on the first floor above it a bedroom by John Carr; nearby the
John Carr cantilevered stone staircase with fine wrought-iron balustrade by
Tobin. Apollo magazine, September 1967, is devoted to Sir Lawrence Dundas,
and contains much information on Aske Hall and its contents.

Listing NGR: NZ1775703385

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