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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
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SE 99310 27844


SWANLAND WEST END SE 92 NE (south side) 6/94 Swanland House - II Large house. 1862. Yellow brick with ashlar sandstone dressings. Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys; l:l:l-bay front with 1:3-bay returns and lower, 3 x 2-bay service wing to rear right. Entrance in recessed centre has Ionic columns and archivolt with massive, carved keystone; carved spandrels and consoles beneath bow-fronted cornice with decorative iron balustrade. Plain sash above has moulded imposts and segmental archivolt. Flanking bays project, are gabled and have wooden, 1-storey canted bay-windows with plinth projections, plain sashes, carved friezes and cornices on consoles. 1st floor: iron balustrade in front of recessed tripartite windows with plain sashes in pilastered surrounds with archivolts over round-headed sidelights and segmental centre lights with keystones. Gables have moulding within open pediments formed by wooden cornices on raking brackets; iron finial on right. Decorative ridge cresting, 2 stacks with plinths and broad cornices. Left return; bay 1 is gabled and set forward. Decorated segmental archivolts over plain sashes to ground floor (bay 1 with shouldered architrave, bay 2 altered). lst-floor windows with sill band on blocks, segmental archivolts (bay 1 with carved keystone). Right return: similar to left but handed and less ornate. Interior: entrance hall has 4-panel doors with raised mouldings in eared architraves set on tall skirtings. Wooden, cantilevered staircase with cast-iron balustrade panels which coil beneath handrail around a carved newel; ceiling rose. Front-right room: enriched doorcase, marble fireplace with round arch, keystone and dentilled cornice; bay window flanked by pilasters with floral drops; deep frieze with acanthus swirls, moulded cornice, ceiling rose. Front-left room: white marble fireplace with fine carving and bowed cornice, deep frieze in Neo-Classical style otherwise similar to right room. Landing: archivolt side openings; panelled frieze; margin-glazed ceiling lights. Front rooms on 1st floor have painted marble fireplaces and colonettes to the window mullions. An outstanding example of a typical design for its period.

Listing NGR: SE9931027844


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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: 17 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00873/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gareth Parry. Source Historic England Archive
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