Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1148506

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1966

Statutory Address: MOREBY HALL, B1222


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Statutory Address: MOREBY HALL, B1222

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby (District Authority)

Parish: Stillingfleet

National Grid Reference: SE 59618 43227


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NORTH YORKSHIRE SELBY STILLINGFLEET B1222 5342 SE 54 SE (west side) 17.11.66 Moreby Hall 8/100 GV II* Country house. 1828-32. 'H M P / 1830' on fall pipe, with later conservatory to rear of service wing. By Anthony Salvin for Henry Preston. Sandstone ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Main block square on plan with 3- stage tower to north-west and service block square on plan around central courtyard set back to west and joined by service corridor to main range. Jacobethan. Main range: 2 storeys with attics to projecting, outer gabled bays, 3 bays arranged 1-1-1 with three-stage tower and stair turret to rear of left return. Moulded plinth continuing to form balustrade with urns. Central bay: flight of steps to central 4-centred entrance a 6-long-panel, double-door with Gothic tracery within moulded surround between 2-light, cavetto-moulded mullion and transom windows all under continuous hoodmould. First floor band continues across wings. Rounded tripartite oriel window. Low parapet. Gable with pinnacle. Wings (alike): two-storey embattled canted bays with 6-light cavetto-moulded mullion and transom windows. Ground floor has two levels of transoms. Continuous 2nd-floor band. 2- light mullion window to gables. Octagonal stacks to inner side of gable. Finial. Octagonal ridge stacks in groups of 3. Rear (garden front): 3 bays arranged 1-3-1. Projecting gabled bays to sides. Central bay has loggia of five 4-centred arches to ground floor with embattled, canted bay above. Mullion and transom windows throughout, those to ground floor with panes of stained glass. Outer gables surmounted by finials. Gable to centre has flat head and is crowned by 3 octagonal stacks. Tower: staircase window to left a 4-light mullion window with 3 levels of transoms and arched lights. Otherwise 1 and 2-arched-light mullion windows. Second and third floor bands. Battlements incorporate group of 4 octagonal stacks. Slightly higher embattled octagonal turret adjoins to rear left. Service wing. Two storeys, 4 bays of which that to right projects slightly and is gabled, with 3-storey, single-bay tower to left, adjoined to main range by single-storey, 6-bay corridor. Entrance to 4th bay of corridor, 6 steps to Tudor-arched, long-panel door in cavetto-moulded surround and under stepped hoodmould. 1, 2 and 3-light mullion windows throughout. Low parapet with coping to corridor. Stacks to front and ridge. Tent roof to tower surmounted by weather vane. Left return facade has elliptical carriage arch with chamfered jambs and double, 22-panel carriage doors. Inner court has 2 and 3-light mullion and mullion and transom windows. Interior (main building): entrance hall has 3-bay arcade to 2-storey staircase hall lit by wooden top lantern. Tudor-arched chimney-piece. Pointed arch with cluster columns leads to framed newel Jacobethan oak staircase with griffins and beasts to newels. Arcaded balcony to first floor. Hall has oak panelling and 4 probably C19 cartoons of nude males in grisaille reputed to be Italian. Dining-room has coffered ceiling and Jacobethan marble fireplace. Long gallery lined with Italianate bookcases, coffered ceiling. Drawing room hung with Chinese bird wallpaper of probably late C18 date. Service block has cast-iron kitchen range inscribed: 'B & E BUSHELL / IRONMONGERS / YORK. / GG FIRST PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / EAGLE RANGE / GOLD MEDAL AT HEALTH EXH.' Henry Preston (1779-1857) was High Sherrif of North Yorkshire in 1835. The cost of the building was £4,000. Sir Charles Eastlake specially praised the service wing. Eastlake, Charles, A History of the Gothic Revival, 1872, pp.128-9; Ferriday, P., Victorian Architecture, 1963, p.60; The Builder, Vol.41, December 31, 1881, p.809; York Georgian Society, Annual Report, 1978, pp.31-34. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1978, pp 313-4.

Listing NGR: SE5961843227


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Legacy System number: 326213

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Eastlake, C , History of the Gothic Revival, (1970), 128-129
Ferriday, P, Victorian Architecture, (1963), 60
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 313-314
'York Georgian Society Annual Report' in York Georgian Society Annual Report, (1978), 31-34
'The Builder' in 31 December, (1881), 809

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