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Rushpool Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Skelton and Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.5757 / 54°34'32"N

Longitude: -0.9721 / 0°58'19"W

OS Eastings: 466544

OS Northings: 520541

OS Grid: NZ665205

Mapcode National: GBR PHNJ.BH

Mapcode Global: WHF88.18C0

Plus Code: 9C6XH2GH+75

Entry Name: Rushpool Hall

Listing Date: 8 October 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432756

Location: Skelton and Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Skelton and Brotton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Skelton with Upleatham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

(off west side,) Skelton

1/36 Rushpool Hall
G.V. II*

Mansion, now hotel, 1862-63, for John Bell, ironmaster. Interior partly
remodelled after fire damage 1904/05, by T.M. Bottomley (Middlesbrough).
Rockfaced Cleveland ironstone with sandstone ashlar dressings inlaid with
slate ornament. Plain clay tiled roofs. High Victorian Gothic. 2 storeys
and attic. Asymmetrical; 5 bays to entrance front (south). The middle bay
a projecting 3-stage tower over porch, with round-headed doorway in
chamfered, pointed opening with foliate capitals to responds. Ornate metal
lanterns on posts flank the doorway. Oriel window to middle stage, enriched
with carving. Tripartite upper-stage windows. Crocketed finials at angles
of straight parapet, and metal ridge cresting on tall hipped roof. Coupled
octagonal stacks at north-east angle. 2-storey canted bay window to
left-end bay. All windows grouped pointed sashes. Ornamental shields
above ground-floor windows, quatrefoils above first-floor windows. Sill
strings and string courses between floors. Straight parapet; crowstepped
gable to right end. Steeply-pitched hipped and gabled roofs have tall
stacks and enriched roof dormers of varied form. Lower 2-storey service
wing, adjoining right end is similar, with 6 pointed openings (middle 2
blank) below canted first-floor oriel. Straight parapet, ornamented stack
at right end, and enriched roof dormers. 4-bay garden front (north) has
tripartite windows on each floor, except for wider 2-storey half-octagonal
right-hand bay with roof dormers to half-pyramidal roof. Chamfered left
angle has first-floor balcony with pierced front. Circular 3-stage tower
adjoins north-west angle, and has broad bands between stages, bracketed,
pierced parapet, and tall conical roof with gablets. Renewed conservatory
in keeping adjoins west end, To west of mansion: retaining wall of
terrace with pierced parapet, gargoyles, and stair flights
at north and south ends, forms frontage to basement Roman bath and contains
remains of grotto with quasi-Tuscan columns at south end. Well-preserved
interior retains large staircase hall with open stair and gallery, and
baroque fireplace of 1897; panelled ceilings with thick raised borders and
ornamented cornices. Series of Moorish arches lead to conservatory
retaining original tiled pavement. Oak-panelled first-floor billiard room;
many carved marble fireplaces retained throughout. Modern fittings blend
with original. Tiled Roman bath with ancilliary rooms, at lower level
beneath terrace and conservatory.

Listing NGR: NZ6654420541

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