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Warmsworth Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warmsworth, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.4993 / 53°29'57"N

Longitude: -1.1766 / 1°10'35"W

OS Eastings: 454714

OS Northings: 400608

OS Grid: SE547006

Mapcode National: GBR NW7Z.19

Mapcode Global: WHDD7.W9WP

Entry Name: Warmsworth Hall

Listing Date: 5 June 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334855

Location: Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Warmsworth

Built-Up Area: Doncaster

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Warmsworth St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE50SW (east end, off)

1/81 Warmsworth Hall


Large house. 1702. For John Battie 2nd. Magnesian limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. H-plan; 2 storeys with attic, 2:3:2
bays. Chamfered plinth, rusticated quoins. Central feature of raised and
chancel-rusticated ashlar panel having renewed sash with glazing bars in
eared doorway architrave with keystone beneath carved pediment on consoles.
Other ground-floor bays have moulded sills to similar sashes in plain ashlar
surrounds beneath continuous cornice; bay 2 has part-glazed door and
overlight and together with bay 1 is covered by a later Doric-columned stone
porch. 1st floor: central feature has sash with glazing bars in architrave
with moulded sill beneath open segmental pediment; sashes with glazing bars
to bays 3 and 5; 24-pane sashes to each wing. Cornice to hipped roof with
central feature rising above eaves and having channel-rusticated strips
flanking a keyed oeil-de-boeuf beneath cornice and balustrade. Gabled roof
dormers above bays 3 and 5 and to each wing. Rendered and corniced ridge
stacks to left wing and to each side of the central recess. Left return: 5
bays. Central 6-panelled door-and fanlight with glazing bars in eared
architrave within a stone-columned porch; tripartite sash to bay 1 otherwise
sashes with glazing bars to ground floor and 24-pane sashes to 1st floor; 2
crested rain-water heads.
Interior: stair-hall in left wing has gently inclined wooden staircase with
scroll-bracketed treads, turned balusters and moulded handrail; fielded-panel
dado. At foot of stair an archivolted doorcase; recessed oval ceiling panel
over stair well. Fireplace in entrance hall has iron firebasket in ribbed
iron panel with fluted wooden surround; similar fireplace in original central
entrance hall. In 1668 John Battie (1616-1676) purchased the manor and added
to the existing hall (indicated by increase in hearth tax returns). His son,
John Battie 2nd, (1663-1724) added the present house which Ralph Thoresby,
after a visit in 1703, noted was '.... very pretty for the size, but scarcely
finished ....'; Battie became deputy Lord Lieutenant for the West Riding in
1715 (Holland p.6). Reduced to present size in 1945. Became offices of
British Ropes; undergoing conversion to conference centre adjacent to
Doncaster Moat House Hotel at time of resurvey (1987).
D. Holland, Warmsworth in the Eighteenth Century, 1965
D. Hey, Buildings of Britain, 1550-1750, Yorkshire, 1981, p.81 (plate).

Listing NGR: SE5471400608

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