Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1135583

Date first listed: 14-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Aug-1986



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District: Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Warmfield cum Heath

National Grid Reference: SE 35547 20243


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SE 3519 and SE 3520 6/62 14.2.52

WARMFIELD-CUM-HEATH HEATH COMMON (north side) The Stable House, Heath Hall

(Formerly listed as "Heath Hall and Stables")


Former stable block with bothies over and attached carriage houses; stables converted to house, carriage houses now garages. c1754 altered 1984. By John Carr for John Smyth of Heath Hall (q.v.) remodelled as house by Francis Johnson (architect, Bridlington) for Mary Oddie, OBE. 2-storey stable-block, lower single-storey coach houses. Hammer-dressed stone with ashlar dressings, stone slate roofs. Classical style. Balanced symmetrical composition with central 5-bay U-shaped stable block with low walls either side linking it to flanking coach-houses. Stable-block: quoins, ashlar plinth, thin ground-floor sill band, wider lst-floor impost and sill bands. Outer and central bays have archivolted arched recesses. Central doorway has shouldered architrave and triangular pediment, double-doors with overlight approached up short flight of steps. Each bay has sash windows with plain-stone surrounds, rectangular with square windows to 1st floor. Outer bays, set forward, have doorways (blocked) on the inner returns. Bracketed continuous casement-moulded eaves cornice. Hipped roof, outer bays with separate hips to front. Chimney-less originally, now has 2 ashlar ridge stacks with cyma-moulded cornice. Low linking walls pierced by doorways with tie-stone jambs, ashlar coping. Carriage houses: ashlar quoins, plinth, impost bands and archivolt-arched carriage entrances, pedimented gables.

Interior: nothing of the original stables remains. Fine C18-style interior reuses many original details imported from other houses: 4 finely-carved doors and the doorcase to the drawing-room each having 6 raised-and-fielded panels, the mouldings carved with egg-and-dart decoration with beaded central channel, from Stillington Hall, c1748 attributed to Lord Burlington for the Croft family. The master bedroom has C18 wooden fireplace surround, the architrave carved with elaborate swastika design and with dentil cornice, which is resued from a house by John Carr in Manchester. All doorways have moulded architraves. Open-well staircase has finely-turned balusters, 2 to each riser and ramped handrail made by Hare and Ransome (York) who also did the panelled shutters to windows. The drawing-room has C18-style fireplace with eared architrave and Sienna marble on black marble base blocks as used by Carr in Heath Hall, finely-carved pulvinated frieze (by F. Johnson executed by Dick Reid ). The plaster cornice in this room is based on one by Carr at Fairfax House, York. An elegant interior where great attention to detail has been paid.

Listing NGR: SE3554720243


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