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St Martins House and Screen Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Martin's, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3985 / 54°23'54"N

Longitude: -1.7211 / 1°43'16"W

OS Eastings: 418203

OS Northings: 500371

OS Grid: NZ182003

Mapcode National: GBR JKFL.51

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.JPMX

Entry Name: St Martins House and Screen Walls

Listing Date: 6 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322180

Location: St. Martin's, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: St. Martin's

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond with Holy Trinity with Hudswell

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

NZ 10 SE (east side, off)

4/114 St Martin's House and
screen walls

- II

House and screen walls. Early C18, possibly with late C16 core. Coursed
sandstone with ashlar dressings, C20 concrete interlocking tile roofs. 2
storeys, 3 bays, double-depth plan, the rear range possibly older. Plinth.
Chamfered rusticated quoins. Central portico with three-quarter Roman Doric
columns, Doric frieze, cornice and pediment, and inner leaved doors with
fielded panels, the uppermost panels bow-topped. In outer ground-floor
bays, canted bay windows with sashes, Doric three-quarter columns at angles,
friezes and cornices, and stone roofs. First floor: sash windows in
architraves, the central one eared and shouldered. Classical cornice.
Ashlar parapet with moulded coping and corner and intermediate pedestals
supporting ball finials. M-shaped roof with moulded ashlar copings.
Corniced ashlar stack at left end, stack at right end rebuilt. To left and
right of house, single-storey screen walls, each having a doorway with
alternately raised quoins and a large tripartite keystone; that to left with
board door, that to right blocked. Rear: partly-masked by single-storey C20
extension. Chamfered rusticated quoins. 2-light casement windows in ashlar
surrounds. Central Venetian staircase window with Tuscan capitals and
tripartite keystone to central light. Added brick eaves stack to right.
Corniced ashlar stack to right, rebuilt to left. Ashlar copings with ball
finials at kneelers. Left return: 1 first-floor and 2 attic windows in
ashlar surrounds. Right return: 1 attic window, now blocked, in ashlar
surround. Interior: ground-floor room to front left has fluted pilasters
and Doric frieze to inside of bay window, door of 6 fielded panels with
matching casing, cornice; ground-floor room to front right has fluted
pilasters and pulvinated frieze to inside of bay window, matching door and
matching panelled dado and doors to cupboards flanking (replaced) fireplace.
Early C18 staircase with balusters turned with vase and gadroon motifs.
Cupboard in staircase hall has door of 6 fielded panels, the uppermost
panels bow-topped, and fanlight above with ogee glazing bars. Inside of
Venetian staircase window has Tuscan pilasters, and dentil cornice over side
lights. After the Dissolution of St Martin's Priory (qv) the property was
owned until the early C18 by the Pepper family, who included 2 Recorders and
2 Members of Parliament for Richmond. They were succeeded in the C18 by the
Theakston family, and in the C19 by the Jaques family of Easby. The house
was occupied by these families.

Listing NGR: NZ1820300371

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