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A Grade II Listed Building in Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.6903 / 53°41'25"N

Longitude: -1.0208 / 1°1'14"W

OS Eastings: 464757

OS Northings: 421986

OS Grid: SE647219

Mapcode National: GBR PT9R.SV

Mapcode Global: WHFDH.9H4S

Plus Code: 9C5WMXRH+4M

Entry Name: Fairholme

Listing Date: 16 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164915

Location: Snaith and Cowick, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Snaith and Cowick

Built-Up Area: Snaith

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Great Snaith

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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SE 62 SW
(north side)
2/54 Fairholme
House. 1848 by B and J Sykes for Mrs Shearburn; later C19 extension to
rear. Red brick in Flemish bond, tuck-pointed, with ashlar dressings.
Welsh slate roof, with lead roof to bay window, Yorkshire slate to oriel
windows. Tudor Revival style with Gothic details. 1-shaped on plan: 2-room
principal south garden front with entrance hall to rear right and projecting
entrance porch to right return; service wing, with single-room extension, to
rear left. South front: 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays, with projecting
gabled bay to left, 2-bay wing to right. Plinth. Left bay has steps to
ground-floor wooden canted bay window with 4 full-length 4-centred arch
lights with glazing bars and moulded mullions in hollow chamfered reveals,
beneath moulded string course, plain frieze and flat roof; first-floor oriel
with 4-shaped brackets supporting moulded base, 3 mullioned lights to front
and single lights to sides, beneath hipped roof. Wing to right: cross
windows with hollow-chamfered wood mullions in chamfered ashlar reveals with
continuous hoodmould; 2-light mullioned first-floor windows in similar
reveals beneath coped gables with single slit lights in chamfered reveals.
Coped gables with octagonal finials and shaped kneelers. Axial stack and
partly-projecting end stack to right, with ashlar string courses and yellow
ceramic chimney pots with castellated heads and various relief designs to
the shafts. Right elevation forms 4-bay east entrance front: 2-bay gabled
range to left with projecting full-height entrance porch, and 2 bay rear
wing set back to right. 3 stone steps to entrance with chamfered 4-centred
arch and hoodmould, bowed oriel above with deep corbelled base, 3 mullioned
lights, cornice and conical roof with ball finial, beneath coped gable with
finial and kneelers. Projecting gable-end stack to left contains 2-light
4-centred arch window in deep chamfered reveal with hoodmould. Wing to
right has single-light and 2-light mullioned windows in chamfered reveals,
with continuous hoodmould to ground floor, glazing bars to first floor;
axial stack with ornate chimney pots. West elevation: single-light and 2-
light mullioned windows in similar reveals; inserted 12-pane sash beneath
lintel and similar window to extension; pair of slit windows beneath gables
similar to south front, lateral stack. Interior. Good original details,
including: open well staircase with ramped handrail and arcaded balustrade
with narrow pointed arches on octagonal shafts; south-west room with moulded
corbels carrying chamfered ribs to ceiling, pair of double-chamfered pointed
arches to bay window, and large Gothic ashlar chimney-piece with tall
embattled octagonal buttress shafts, trefoiled panels flanking the arched
fireplace, and quatrefoil frieze with cornice and brattished frieze above;
south-east room with moulded ribs to ceiling, Tudor-arched ashlar chimney-
piece with trefoiled panels beneath unusual window overmantel with Tudor-
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Fairholme continued .....
reveal flanked by arched panels; arcaded screen to upper hall, coved and
ribbed ceilings to first floor, panelled doors in architraves and panelled
reveals. A good example of a Victorian Gothic villa, with fine interior
details; one of the series of mid-C19 suburban villas, in various styles,
built at Snaith for the Shearburn family. Architect's drawings in owners
possession; J Sykes may be the architect Joseph Sykes working in Batley in
the mid - late C19. Chimney shafts by the Crigglestone Fireclay works of

Listing NGR: SE6475721986

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