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MEWITH HEAD HALL WALL TO GARDEN AND GATEPIERS

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: MEWITH HEAD HALL WALL TO GARDEN AND GATEPIERS

List entry Number: 1132417

Location

MEWITH HEAD HALL WALL TO GARDEN AND GATEPIERS, MEWITH HEAD

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bentham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 324095

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Details

BENTHAM MEWITH HEAD SD 66 NE 6/29 Mewith Head Hall, wall to garden and gatepiers 20.2.58 GV II* Large house. Early C18 with C19 alterations for Baynes family. Slobbered water- shot masonry, stone dressings, stone slate roof. Central staircase plan. 2 storeys, 2 bays to side wings. 2 bays, 3 storeys to centre piece which breaks forward slightly. Central entrance has Doric surround, pilasters, frieze of metopes, triglyphs and guttae, open segmental pediment. Round-headed fanlight with moulded surround; 9 panel door, upper 3 with diamond moulding. All windows are cross with moulded architraves and flat-faced mullions and transoms: 6 to ground and first floor, 2 to third floor. Stringcourse above lintel of each row of windows. Slate sundial with iron gnomon within moulded architrave above entrance. Quoins to gable ends and centre piece. Heavy moulded cornice. Shaped gable kneelers, that on left reset in C19 left-hand weather wall which projects from original gable. Gable end stacks and stack to left and right of centre piece. Rear: 2 storeys, 4 bays, 2 centre bays gabled. Left-hand bay contains 4-light chamfered mullioned and transomed window with king mullion on both floors; hoodmould to ground floor. Right-hand bay contains 3-light chamfered mullioned and transomed window with dripstone to both floors. 2 centre bays contain 2-light chamfered mullioned and transomed window on both floors with a ground floor drip- stone; large cross stair window with moulded architrave and 2-light chamfered mullioned and transomed window in the gable. Gable end kneelers, and kneelers to centre gable.Interior: dining room and principal bedroom above staircase hall are both panelled and have early C18 bolection moulded fireplaces; 6 panel doors. Similar fireplace in additional bedroom. Large kitchen fireplace with plain jambs on square base, moulded of impost level; 12 voussoirs and projecting key- stone. King-post roof with collar and tie beam, trenched purlins. Wall to garden. Rubble. Entrance to left and right with moulded surrounds in early C18 style. Gatepiers. Ashlar. Rusticated shafts, moulded flanges to inner faces. Moulded cap with cornice and ball finial.



Listing NGR: SD6984166903

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National Grid Reference: SD 69841 66903

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