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Eastern garden wall to York House, Yorkersgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Malton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1336 / 54°8'0"N

Longitude: -0.7995 / 0°47'58"W

OS Eastings: 478539

OS Northings: 471523

OS Grid: SE785715

Mapcode National: GBR QNVM.QZ

Mapcode Global: WHFBG.PCHH

Plus Code: 9C6X46M2+C6

Entry Name: Eastern garden wall to York House, Yorkersgate

Listing Date: 5 April 1993

Last Amended: 5 September 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389611

Location: Malton, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO17

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Malton

Built-Up Area: Malton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: New Malton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: York

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Garden boundary wall of C17 origins, associated with the Grade II* listed York House.


Garden wall, late C17 origins with later repairs and rebuildings.

Hildenley limestone small squared blocks laid to courses that are not horizontal, but follow the lie of the hillside. Flat coping stones. Later rebuilding mainly Hildenley stone but includes brick, tile and modern materials.

The wall is generally 2-3m high and is ramped up over the top terrace (see NHLE 1290844), mirrored by the later wall to the west (NHLE 1202752), and is stepped up elsewhere. Straight joints indicate at least four major episodes of rebuilding (mainly late C18 and C19) including the addition of buttresses. A large section close to the river (including a short diversion away from the original line) is C20, includes modern blockwork concealed by reused old masonry.


The wall marks the eastern boundary of the garden to York House (see NHLE 1290865) which is thought to have been laid out for Sir William Strickland sometime after his marriage in 1684, although the wall line itself is thought to preserve an earlier (possibly medieval) plot boundary. Part of the wall is shown in the 1728 painting of Malton by Settrington (although mainly obscured by other buildings it does appear to show the ramping up of the wall top close to the house) and is also depicted on Dickinson's map of 1730 extending between York House and the river. The fabric of the wall indicates that it has been extensively repaired and rebuilt in the later C18, C19 and more recently, with most of the earlier walling being towards the northern end of the wall, north of the lower terrace wall (see NHLE 1282011) and being similar in construction to the another garden wall to the west (see NHLE 1220777). In 2012 the wall line was breached with the construction of a service road for the Talbot Hotel.

Reasons for Listing

The late C17 garden wall is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* History: for marking the eastern boundary of a C17 garden, the ramping of the wall line forming a design component of the garden;
* Group Value: with the Grade II* listed York House along with the other associated listed structures within the gardens.

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