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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.


List entry Number: 1148401



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hensall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Apr-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 326477

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HENSALL CHURCH LANE SE 52 SE (west side, off)

3/4 The Red House (formerly listed as The 11.12.67 Vicarage)

GV II* Vicarage,now house. 1854 with later alterations. Architect, William Butterfield; patron, 7th Viscount Downe; builder, Charles Ward of Lincoln. Pinkish-red brick in English bond with grey tile roof. 2 storeys, 3 first- floor windows with single-storey range to rear. Aesthetic Functionalism. Off-centre entrance double plank doors with pointed overlight under pointed arch. To right, small 4-pane sash, large tripartite window with 4-pane sash a later insertion, and similar smaller window. All ground-floor openings below header arches and pointed relieving arches. To left of first floor a pointed tripartite window, the centre a 6-pane sash, under pointed arch set in high gable. To right 2-light timber mullion window with 2-pane sashes and a tripartite window, the centre a 12-pane sash, in half-hipped roof dormer. Ridge, rear and side stacks have cogged bands. Interior retains several original features. Library has bookshelves and fireplace. Dining room has oak fireplace, roll-moulded beams and panelled walls. Dogleg staircase with chamfered plank balusters. Shutters to some windows. 6-panel doors. An early example of a conscious Victorian return to an honest, unpretentious style of house building which is not stylistic and is devoid of imitative flavour. Conceived of as a group with St Paul's Church (qv) and Hensall Primary School and with similar groups at Cowick and Pollington. N Pevsner, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 262-631. P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971, pp 221, 308, 405 and 438.

Listing NGR: SE5824622561

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 262-63
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971)
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 221,308 +

National Grid Reference: SE 58246 22561


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