Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1131774

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1954

Statutory Address: BOLTON ABBEY HALL, B6160


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Statutory Address: BOLTON ABBEY HALL, B6160

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven (District Authority)

Parish: Bolton Abbey


National Grid Reference: SE 07292 54204


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BOLTON ABBEY B 6160 SE 05 SE (east side, off)

8/67 Bolton Abbey Hall

10.9.54 II* GV

House, formerly the abbey gatehouse. C14, mid C19 additions by Sir Joseph Paxton. Ashlar, graduated stone slate roof. South range: 2 storeys, 3 bays. Gatehouse block: 3 storeys, 1 bay. North range: 2 storeys, 4 bays with a 3-storey bay to extreme right. South range: mid C19, offset diagonal buttress to left-hand side with embattled turrets to top, board door in four-centred arch with flat hoodmould to right-hand side, two 4-light chamfered mullioned windows with cusped lights and flat hoodmoulds to left. First floor: two 3-light and one 2-light windows similar to those below. Band, embattled parapet. Gatehouse block: C14 with C19 alterations. Offset diagonal buttresses. Great gateway has a pointed arch with hoodmould, infilled with a central 2-light pointed arched window, flanked by smaller 5-centred arched windows. First floor: a 4-light double-chamfered mullioned window, hoodmould and a buttress to each side, offset rising to top of second floor window: 2-light chamfered mullioned window with cusped lights and flat hoodmould; flanked by chamfered slit opening. Band, embattled parapet with embattled turrets to buttress. North range: 5 left-hand bays have 3-light chamfered mullioned windows, apart from bays 1 and 4 which are of 2-lights, those to ground floor have hoodmoulds. Band, embattled parapet. Right-hand bay: offset diagonal buttress rising up to second storey. Large 3-light chamfered mullioned windows with transoms, spanning 2 storeys, flanked below bottom transom by an extra light on either side, hoodmould. Third storey: 2-light chamfered mullioned window with hoodmould. Embattled gabled parapet, at apex is an embattled 2-shaft stack, to each side an embattled turret. End stacks and ridge stacks. Interior: the gatehouse is divided into 2 parts by a cross-wall with a separate small passage. A spiral staircase to the upper floors. The roof of pointed tunnel-vaults with ridge ribs, additional longitudinal rills, and closely set transverse arches. The west entrance is blocked by a large C16 fireplace, in the east entrance a reused doorway of c1370, possibly prom the abbey chapter house. Converted into house by the Devonshire family.

Listing NGR: SE0729254207


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