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WEST WING, POTTERTON HALL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: WEST WING, POTTERTON HALL

List entry Number: 1065985

Location

WEST WING, POTTERTON HALL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Oct-1982

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 422517

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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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National Grid Reference: SE 40609 38994

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