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Netherside Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Threshfield, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0806 / 54°4'49"N

Longitude: -2.0265 / 2°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 398360

OS Northings: 464959

OS Grid: SD983649

Mapcode National: GBR GP97.1Z

Mapcode Global: WHB6N.VP5N

Entry Name: Netherside Hall

Listing Date: 23 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324859

Location: Threshfield, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Threshfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SD 96 SE
(east side, off)
4/104 Netherside Hall
Country house, now school. c1820 possibly by George Webster of Kendal,
for Alexander Nowel. Coursed rubble and ashlar, graduated grey slate roof.
In Jacobethan style, the main block of 2 storeys with
attics and 5 x 4 bays, the outer bays gabled and projecting slightly, the
central bay overlain by a single-storey porch of 3 round arches;strapwork
parapet coping flanking a circular plaque carved with the badge of the
Nowel family; scroll and pyramid finials. Recessed service range to left of
2 storeys and 2 long bays. Central studded door with shallow triangular
head and hoodmould. Mullion and transom windows of 2 and 3 lights to
ground and first floors, 2-light windows to attics, all with deep
hoodmoulds. Kneelers, tall pyramidal finials, tall multiflue stacks
grouped across and behind ridge around the central 3 bays. Rear: the
house stands on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the river Wharfe, the
ground slope allows an extra basement storey to rear; there is a central
canted bay with 6-light mullion and transom windows rising through 3
storeys. Interior: the entrance is into a vestibule, now partitioned,
with a large square inner hall decorated with fielded panels. A large
plain stone fireplace against the left wall, and doors throughout of 3 rows
of 4 recessed panels; a first-floor balcony with cast-iron balustrade in
arcaded design; moulded wooden handrail. The hall is lit by a large
lantern window. The stone staircase is to left of the hall; it is
cantilevered and of 3 straight flights, having plain square-section iron
bannisters and a wooden handrail; it rises to the attic storey. Alexander
Nowel was born in 1761 in Lancashire and in 1783 joined the British army in
India. In 1792 he left the army to concentrate on the production of indigo
dye. He returned to England in 1805, his family left Gawthorpe Hall and he
rented the land at Netherside Wood which belonged to the Atkinson family of
Linton House (q.v.), building Netherside Hall in 1820-22. The estate of 31
acres appears to have been leased for 60 years at 40/- per year. Alexander
died at Netherside in 1842. Information from records at Netherside Hall.

Listing NGR: SD9836064959

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