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Clock House and Attached Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanwick St. John, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4982 / 54°29'53"N

Longitude: -1.7169 / 1°43'0"W

OS Eastings: 418430

OS Northings: 511462

OS Grid: NZ184114

Mapcode National: GBR JJGF.29

Mapcode Global: WHC60.L6MG

Plus Code: 9C6WF7XM+76

Entry Name: Clock House and Attached Gate Piers

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Last Amended: 21 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323407

Location: Stanwick St. John, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Stanwick St. John

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Aldbrough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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NZ 11 SE
3/191 Clock House and attached
gate piers
4.2.69 (formerly listed as Clock
House at Stanwick Hall)


Coach-house and stable block, converted into houses, disused at time of
resurvey, and attached gate piers. Rainwater heads on main block dated
1842, but probably late C18 with C20 alterations; early - mid C19 gate
piers. Rubble with ashlar dressings, now patched with brick and cement
rendered, Welsh slate roofs; ashlar gate piers. 2 and 3 storeys, 1:3:2:3:1
first-floor openings, the end and centre groups slightly projecting; with
accretions to the rear. Central 2-bay block: 3 storeys; central 16-panel
leaved coach-house door below 8-panel infilling of semicircular arch, all
within ashlar architrave, the opening flanked by 8-pane round-arched windows
with ashlar sills; above, 2 oculi with ashlar surrounds; second-floor band;
10-pane tripartite sash window; pediment with 6 dove-holes along its lower
edge and scar of clock; above, timber cupola containing bells and surmounted
by weather-vane. Flanking 3-bay blocks: on ground floor, 3 round-arched
openings with ashlar surrounds and continuous lintels and impost band, a
6-panel leaved door in centre, flanked in both cases by 1 sash and
1 casement window, all with 5-pane overlights above the lintel; on first
floor, 6-pane sash windows, cornice. End bays: ground floor, sash window to
left, part-glazed door to right, both with continuous lintels and impost
bands, below overlights as before; a 6-pane sash on first floor; cornice,
with deep parapet above giving pavilion effect. Left return: central sash
window, flanked by niches; 6-pane sash window on intermediate level; 2 blind
oculi on first floor; pediment on parapet. Right return: on ground floor,
sash window with glazing bars, 2-light casement window in ashlar surround,
both with 5-pane overlight in ashlar surround linked to continuous impost
band; cornice, deep parapet with corniced coping. At right angles to the
right-hand end of the main block is a short length of rendered wall
terminating in an ashlar gate pier, square in plan, with base; cornice
capital and blocking above, with matching gate pier to its south. On the
house are several rainwater heads cast with date 1842. However, it is
recorded (VCH i, p 128) that an east wing was added to the Palladian hall in
1842, and that rainwater pipes there were dated 1662 and 1842. The Clock
House was converted from stables to housing only when the hall was
demolished, so it may be that the rainwater heads were salvaged from the
hall and installed on the much-altered stables.

Listing NGR: NZ1843011462

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