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Latitude: 53.7065 / 53°42'23"N
Longitude: -0.7525 / 0°45'9"W
OS Eastings: 482441
OS Northings: 424063
OS Grid: SE824240
Mapcode National: GBR RT5L.W1
Mapcode Global: WHFDM.D3WC
Plus Code: 9C5XP64W+HX
Entry Name: Yokefleet Hall
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1352658
English Heritage Legacy ID: 164965
Location: Blacktoft, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Blacktoft
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Laxton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: York
SE 82 SW BLACKTOFT MAIN STREET
House. 1868-74. Probably by F S Brodrick of Hull. Red brick with ashlar
and polychrome brick detailing, Welsh slate roof. 3-bay main house with
3-bay servants' wing and yard to west. Victorian High Gothic style. Garden
facade: 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows and attics to main house to right,
3 first-floor windows to servants' wing to left. Main house: 3 gabled bays
with canted bay window rising through 2 storeys to extreme right bay. All
window lights are transomed at impost level, and multiple lights are divided
by orange sandstone shafts with capitals supporting ashlar arches. Central
full-length 3-light window below polychrome brick tympanum with square bay
window, lights arranged 1:5:1, to left. To right: 5-light canted bay window
with lights arranged 1:3:1. All ground-floor windows with stiled 4-centred
arched lights. First floor: to extreme left, a single lancet with trefoil
to arch. First 2 gabled bays each have 3-light window with pointed lights,
foliate motifs in spandrels and tympanum of polychrome brick above. Third
bay repeats canted bay of ground floor and has openwork parapet. Attics:
trefoiled lancets to first 2 gables, 3 roundels within single arch to third
gable. Stone coped gables with finials. Parapet with blind trefoils.
Ridge stacks. Servants' wing: paired plate-glass sashes beneath stone
arches with cambered brick arches above and polychrome brick to tympana to
first 2 bays and single-light plate-glass sashes to third bay. Roof hipped
to left. Stack rising through front pitch of roof and ridge stack. Wall to
yard to extreme left approximately 4 metres in height and coped, with
pointed board door to right. Interior: entrance hall forms billiards room
and has open-string staircase with cast-iron balustrade. Doorcases
throughout ground floor are arched with shafts carrying waterleaf capitals.
Moulded cornices thoughout. Fine original built-in glass fronted cupboards
to hall and small sitting-room. The house is the birthplace of William
Empson, poet and critic. York Georgian Society Annual Report for 1979.
Listing NGR: SE8244124063
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