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Sawley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0966 / 54°5'47"N

Longitude: -1.6095 / 1°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 425635

OS Northings: 466809

OS Grid: SE256668

Mapcode National: GBR KP62.B8

Mapcode Global: WHC80.79TC

Plus Code: 9C6W39WR+J5

Entry Name: Sawley Hall

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434179

Location: Sawley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Sawley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 26 NE (south side, off)

5/131 Sawley Hall


House and stables. Late C18 with mid-late C19 alterations. For the Norton
family of Grantley. Gritstone plinth, coursed squared gritstone and ashlar,
rendered; Westmorland slate roof. Rusticated quoins. House of 2½ storeys,
7 x 5 bays with rear service wing of 2 storeys and 4 bays; courtyard on left
(west side) enclosed by 2-storey, approximately 8-bay stable and service
ranges with entrance on the west side, centre. House: central double doors
of 6 moulded panels flanked by attached Doric columns; corniced pediment.
Central bay flanked by giant Ionic pilasters with paterae, entablature and
deep moulded cornice. Windows: all in architraves: ground and first floors:
sashes with glazing bars; attic storey: square 6-pane sashes. Blocking
course; hipped roof; 3 stacks: to left, to centre behind ridge, and to
right, forward of ridge. Rear: projecting service wing right, large central
Venetian stair window centre; C20 added kitchen range, left, not of special
interest. Left return (from courtyard): projecting C19 services right,
central glazed door, sashes as front; kitchen wing to left: gabled porch
left, sash with glazing bars right, 9-pane sash above, and large Venetian
window with glazing bars right again; 2 small roof lights to left and right,
and raised ventilator. Right return: central glazed door flanked by sashes
as front; to left: lead rainwater pipe with boars head badge in relief; bay
to right: rendering renewed and top 2 windows have C20 frames. Courtyard:
west range, west side (entrance): central segmental carriage arch in
quoined surround, panelled double gates; board door with 8-pane overlight
far right, inserted 2-light window ground floor left; bays 2 and 6, first
floor: pitching doors with plain sills and lintels. West range, east side:
flanking garage doors, ventilators above. North range, south side: 3
evenly-spaced board doors, 6 x 16-pane sashes, projecting sills and lintels,
12-pane windows to upper floor. South range: C19 door and fenestration,
front and rear. Interior, house: large central entrance hall: fireplace on
right has wooden surround carved with acanthus leaves and swags. Dado
panelling in moulded surrounds. Front room, right (library): marble
fireplace, ceiling frieze and bookcases decorated with classical motifs.
Rear room, right (drawing room): black and white marble fireplace, large
panels to walls with paterae, urns and swags; dentilled ceiling cornice.
Front room, left (dining room): former paired doors from hall, one blocked,
access also from north service corridor with green baize door to entrance
hall centre; east end (to hall) 4 columns support cross beam; west end:
apsidal recess with fitted 2-tier sideboard flanked by pilasters and
semicircular-arched recesses with cornice, frieze and scrolls to spandrels;
shelf at dado level. 3 windows on south side have original shutters and
gilded pelmets with carved decoration of flower swags and ribbons; fireplace
on north wall has wooden surround with husk decoration and relief of quiver
and scrolls and moulded brackets supporting deep corniced mantelshelf. 6-
panel doors throughout. Staircase to rear of hall of 3 straight flights;
Venetian window flanked by fluted pilasters, dado as hall; balusters of
slender column-type on elaborate turned bases, square-section newels and
ramped handrail. Stair well ceiling has a circular rose of acanthus leaves
with husk and scroll motifs. Landing ceiling supported by 2 wooden fluted
Ionic columns. Rear wing: the former kitchen is a large square room with
opposing stone arched fireplaces and high ceiling with central ventilator
and a hatch-way in the south end of the east wall to the corridor leading to
the dining room. Interior court ard west range: C20 reconstruction of
stables at south end; courtyard north range: loose boxes and stalls with C19
partitions and mangers.

Listing NGR: SE2563566809

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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