Tranby Croft

1 Jul 2002
Tranby Croft, Tranby Lane, Kirk Ella, East Riding Of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ANLABY TRANBY LANE TA 02 NW (east side) 9/4 Tranby Croft - II

House. c1874. For Arthur Wilson. White brick with ashlar dressings, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 9 bays in balanced elevation: centre 3 bays break forward; left bay rises as a 4-stage tower. Projecting porch to left: double-leaf round-headed glazed and panelled door in moulded round-headed opening with impost band flanked by pilasters. To right and to left are shallow round-headed niches. End pilasters and cornice with low blocking course. To bay 3, a 2-light. casement in an architrave with segmental head.

Bay 4: two-pane round-headed sash in an architrave. Bay 5: a square bay window with a central 2-light casement flanked by 2-pane sashes: end pilasters, frieze, balustraded parapet. Bay 6: round-headed 2-pane sash in an architrave. Bays 7 and 9 have similar square-headed 2-pane sashes with, between them, a canted bay window rising through the full height of the house with 2-pane sashes to each side. First-floor band and sill band.

Canted bay window with 2-pane sashes under a balustraded parapet to bay one.

Bay 2: paired narrow 2-pane sashes in an architrave. 2-pane sashes in architraves to all other bays, that to the centre bay with a segmental pediment. Second floor: sill band to centre 3 bays. Bay 1: 4-pane sash in segmental headed architrave. Bay 2: paired narrow 2-pane sashes in an architrave. 2-pane sashes in architraves to all other bays. Bracketed sills to windows in bays 1-3, 7 and 9. Oversailing eaves on modillion cornice, axial stacks, hipped roof. Tower: third-floor band. Third floor: 2-pane sash in keyed round-headed architrave with impost band on bracketed sill. Band, cornice, and balustraded parapet with abutments to angles.

Garden front: 3 storeys, 4 irregularly-spaced bays. Bay one rises as a semicircular bay window through 2 storeys, bay 4 has a canted bay window, also through 2 storeys. Impost band. Bay one: five 2-light windows with overlights to round bay window. Bay 2: similar paired windows under segmental heads. Bay 3: similar single window. Bay 4: 3 similar windows in round-headed openings with ashlar heads. First-floor band and sill band.

First floor: 2-pane sashes in architraves throughout. Cornice and balustraded parapet to each bay. Second floor: tripartite 2-pane sashes to right and to left: single 2-pane sashes to bays 2 and 3. All windows in architraves on bracketed sills. Modillion eaves cornice, axial stacks, hipped roof. Tower, recessed to right, has 2-pane sashes to all 4 stages: round-headed to ground floor, square-headed in pilastered surround under floating cornice to first floor, segmental headed to second floor, round- headed in keyed architrave to third floor. Bands run round from main front; rear wall stack. Interior: the interior is characterised by lavish and costly decoration of good quality in an approximately Neoclassical style.

The entrance porch is covered in elaborate plasterwork which extends to the backs of the doors: to either side of these are radiator boxes with cast- iron foliate-panels carrying white marble benches. The doors into the large stairhall are filled with patterned and coloured glass. The stair itself and the balcony which runs around the hall at first-floor level are late C19 additions and are richly carved; many of the carvings being references to the owner's occupation as Master of the Holderness Hunt.

Listing NGR: TA0243528218


This is part of the Series: IOE\Waby_Les IOE Records for Waby, Les; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


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Photographer: Waby, Les

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Ashlar, Brick, Slate, Victorian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling