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BILTON HALL

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: BILTON HALL

List entry Number: 1149915

Location

BILTON HALL, BILTON LANE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Knaresborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330699

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History

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Details

SE 35 NW KNARESBOROUGH BILTON LANE (north end)

2/36 Bilton Hall 5.2.52 GV II

Country house. 1853 for the Watson family, incorporating part of shell of mid-late C17 house. Brick, random bond and diaper patterned, stone slate roof. 2 and 3 storeys with cellar and attics, 5 x 6 bays. Rectangular in plan, with C17 facades to west and north. South (entrance) and east (garden) fronts built in mid-C19 Tudor-Jacobean style with diaper brickwork, mullion and transom windows and ball finials. West front: 3 storeys, 6 bays; the end bays project slightly as shallow gabled wings. Quoins. Mullion and transom windows with cast-iron glazing bars to ground and first floors. 3-light windows to wings. Central block, ground floor: 3 closely- spaced 2-light windows to left, three 3-light windows to right. First floor: paired 2-light window to left; probably C20 single light flanked by 2-light windows to right. Two 3-light mullioned windows under eaves. C19 Tudor-style brick stacks to left and right. North facade: right - C18 and C19. Service rooms with C20 glazed doors to centre. Left - gable end of east (garden) front has wide external stack of C17 brickwork with stone quoins. Gable rebuilt above eaves line, probably in C18. C19 brick stacks. Interior: large beams in ground-floor room, north end of west range. Rooms probably all reordered in C19 and altered again in early C20. Mid C19 entrance hall with wide staircase of 2 straight flights. North end of east range: possibly C18 fireplace of white marble, with surround and large pier- glass frame of carved wood and plaster. The centre of the west side has been rebuilt and may originally have had a storeyed porch of the type at Goldsborough Hall (q.v.). There was a park and hunting lodge at Bilton in the C14 and a prominent local family, the Slingsbys, owned the hall in the C16 and until 1631 when it was bought by Thomas Stockdale. The Stockdales probably built the earliest surviving house, but the family lost its fortunes in 1721 (South Sea Bubble) and the house was eventually sold to John Watson of Malton (1742) who was probably responsible for the C18 repairs, and the stable range to the north (q.v.). Harrogate Advertiser, May 18 1957. B Jennings, Harrogate and Knaresborough, 1970, p163. B Williams, Bilton, 1985.

Listing NGR: SE3345457390

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jennings, B, A History of Harrogate and Knaresborough, (1970), 163
Williams, B, Bilton, (1985)
'Harrogate Advertiser' in 18 May, (1957)

National Grid Reference: SE 33454 57390

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