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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Barwick in Elmet and Scholes
National Grid Reference:
SE 40609 38994


BARWICK IN ELMET AND SCHOLES POTTERTON PARK SE43NW LS15 SE406389 10/28 West Wing, 1.10.82 Potterton Hall GV II*

House. c1740, possibly by Robert Carr (Horbury). Ashlar facade, hammer-dressed stone to sides and rear, stone slate roof. 3 storeys. 5-bay symmetrical facade. Plinth; ground-floor and 1st-floor sill bands, broad 1st-floor band. Doorway with Doric pilasters and inner architrave surround has frieze decorated with triglyphs and guttae, casement-moulded cornice. Apron above to 1st-floor window with inner architrave and swept-shouldered outer architrave, consoles, pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment. Other bays have sash windows with unusual rusticated jambs and thick glazing bars. Those to 2nd floor smaller and with 6-pane sashes. Bold bracketed casement-moulded cornice returns slightly to left gable. Coped gables with kneelers and tall ashlar stacks. Attached to right is South Wing (q.v.) at right angles. Rear: 2 visible bays. Doorway with arched stairwindow above. 2nd bay has 12-pane C18 sashes with thick glazing bars and 2nd-floor windows with 6-pane sashes.

Interior: front door leads into a sitting room with fine modillioned ceiling cornice, a doorway with eared architrave with pulvinated frieze and dentil casement-moulded cornice leads,to the right of main door, into a square room with carved panelled dado and 3 doorways with finely-carved architraves, 6-panelled doors and friezes with dentil cornices; the window shutters are carved; richly-moulded ceiling cornice with dentils and modillions. Stair-hall, to rear, has dog-leg cantilevered open-string staircase with ramped handrail and decorative cast-iron balusters; panelled dado; top-lit with circular light with bullseye glazing; modillioned ceiling cornice; set below is extensive vaulted cellar with recesses for bins of wine; at the half-landing is arched panelled doorway (blocked) through to the South Wing (q.v.) with eared architrave. servants' back-stair, dog-leg with finely-turned wooden balusters, leads to attic and 2nd-floor rooms which have contemporary fireplaces with decorative cast-iron grates. The square sitting room chamber has panelled dado and fireplace with eared architrave and richly-decorated ceiling cornice.

A fine house with a good interior.

Listing NGR: SE4060938994


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14500/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dennis Carr. Source Historic England Archive
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