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North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
Thornton Steward
National Grid Reference:
SE 15878 87143



4/119 Danby Hall (formerly listed under General) 15.2.67 GV I

Country House. C14, 1658 and 1855. Rubble with ashlar dressings, ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. H-plan, 2 storeys. Entrance front facing east of 5 bays between long wings, bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting. Central classical entrance inscribed 'S. C. S. 1907'. Cross windows. Pierced and balustraded parapet, over end bays pierced to read 'S. S. 1658', referring to Simon Scrope I. Corniced ashlar stacks. Symmetrical 5-bay inner facades to wings, bays 2 and 4 slightly projecting, with cross windows, balustraded parapets. Rain water heads dated 1947. End elevations of wings: one bay cross windows, coped gables, apex finials. Right wing has C14 3-storey pele tower of very small plan area, with battered base, 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows on first and second floors, crenellated parapet. Rest of right wing perhaps C14 in core, but its right return mainly of C18 sash windows with glazing bars. Rear elevation of cross range: irregular but original C17 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows, also cross windows to staircase with stained glass. 5 gables with coping and finials, and 2-light mullioned windows with original leaded-light glazing. On the left an C18 wing; and c1900 Billiard Room to right. Garden front dated 1855 by Joseph Hansom. Ashlar. 1:3:3:3:1 bays. Plinth. Cross windows, string- courses. In centre 5-sided cantedbay. Square end bays supporting octagonal turrets for unfinished cupolas. Pierced parapet. Interior: fine original C17 newel staircase with turned balusters arid moulded handrail; C17 panelled drawing-room with bolection mouldings, ribbed corinthian pilasters, dado, entablative, painted and gilded, See Country Life.

1901, pp 804; VCH I p 265

Listing NGR: SE1587887143


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York, (1907), 265
'Country Life' in 22 June, , Vol. 9, (1901), 804-809


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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