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Latitude: 53.3655 / 53°21'55"N
Longitude: -1.2127 / 1°12'45"W
OS Eastings: 452488
OS Northings: 385686
OS Grid: SK524856
Mapcode National: GBR MYZJ.89
Mapcode Global: WHDDT.BNSV
Entry Name: Dinnington Hall
Listing Date: 29 July 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314652
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335748
Location: Dinnington St. John's, Rotherham, S25
Civil Parish: Dinnington St. John's
Built-Up Area: Dinnington
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Dinnington St Leonard
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
DINNINGTON ST. JOHN'S FALCON WAY
Dinnington Hall I
Large house now hotel. Early-mid C18 with alterations of 1752 for Henry Athorpe
attributed to James Paine (Colvin, p610); later additions and interiors by
John Carr. Ashlar sandstone, C20 cement tile and Westmorland slate roofs. Two
storeys with attics, 5-bay symmetrical front. Plinth. Central porch with C20
part-glazed door, flanking pilasters, triple keystone and entablature which breaks
forward. 2-pane sash over has architrave with keystone surmounted by carved bird.
Flanking 2-storey canted-bay windows with 2-pane sashes separated by pilasters;
moulded sills and, between storeys, string courses and 1st-floor band. Rain water
heads bear date 1752. Cornice beneath parapet with ball finials over bays. Bays
1 and 5, treated as end-pavilions, each have rusticated ground floor with round-headed
sash with glazing bars flanked by square-headed niches. 1st-floor band beneath sill
band linking 2-pane sash in corniced architrave and-flanking semi-domed niches all
set within a round-arched recess beneath an open pediment. Pavilions have hipped
roofs that abut taller roof of central range having 2 wooden dormers, ashlar gable
copings and corniced end stacks. Rear: 3 very large 2-pane sashes beneath flat
arches, 6-pane sashes beneath eaves cornice, 3 round-headed dormers.
Left return: large, plain, 2-storey canted-bay projection flanked by lower wings.
Bay has round-headed windows with impost band, square-headed 1st-floor windows
with sill band, cornice, hipped roof. Side wings: rusticated ground floor;
Venetian window on right has blocked side lights. Right return: matching Venetian
window beneath sash with glazing bars in corniced architrave flanked by semi-domed
Interior: excellent decoration in Dining Room by John Carr: enriched 6-panel
mahogany doors in corniced architraves with anthemion friezes; round-headed wall
panels enclosing doors, 2 semi-domed niches, fireplace and window openings; anthemion
dado and impost band; fireplace has iron basket in marble surround with architraved
panel over; plaster vases in flat archivolts with armament panels between; plain
ceiling. Stair hall with Doric-columned front screen, wooden-balustraded staircase,
glazed oval lantern; C20 trompe-d'oeil decorative scheme. Drawing room: fine
decoration in style of Dining Room: marble fireplace, oval ceiling panel with vases,
ribbons and garlands. Former home of the Athorpe family.
H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 1978.
Listing NGR: SK5248885686
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