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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: 1150371



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Stainley with Cayton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Mar-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 331627

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SOUTH STAINLEY WITH CAYTON RIPON ROAD SE 26 SE (west side, off) Cayton 1/120 Cayton Hall



House. c1770 with a rear wing of C17 remodelled in the C18 and C19. For John Messenger of Fountains Hal1(qv). Ashlar and coursed magnesian limestone with coursed squared gritstone to rear, slate roofs. 2-storey entrance block of 3 x 1 bays and a rear 3 x 2 bay wing. East front: central 6-panel door with fanlight flanked by attached Tuscan columns with open pediment. Venetian windows with double keystones to central lights and continuous sill band to ground floor; 3 sashes with glazing bars in architraves to first floor. Eaves band. Hipped roof; stacks to left and right, behind the ridge. Left return: fenestration to main facade (right) as front. Rear wing - doorway between bays 1 and 2 remodelled mid C20; fenestration: bays 1 and 2 have late C19 replacements of stone mullion windows, bay window to bay 3 of same date. Added bay far left not of special interest. Stone coped gable left with shaped kneeler. Large stacks to left gable and forward of the ridge, between bays 2 and 3. Right return: a Venetian window lights stairs, left, C19 refenestration. Rear (west gable of rear wing): a tall cross window of flat-faced mullions and transoms lights the rear staircase: 4 tiers of paired lights, the top pair having a further pair to left and right and a round-arched light above it. Interior: entrance is into a narrow hall extending as a passage through the centre of the rear wing. The front room, right, contains C17 panelling from the old farmhouse at High Cayton (qv) with doorcase of c1920. Behind is a fine C18 staircase of 3 broad flights, lit by the Venetian window with original plasterwork surround. The rear wing contains central main kitchen with large fireplace, the timber bressumer surviving. The 3 northern rooms were used for storage, the timber cross beams resting on the window lintels. The rear service stairs rise through to the attic storey. First floor: the principal north room contains painted wall plaster representing a baldechon (drapery flanking a throne) and is thought to have been a chapel. Attic storey: C18 2-panel doors with L-shaped hinges, some replaced; the roof structure overall is of king posts with splayed struts from the base, with chisel made assembly marks. Extensive segmental-arched vaulted cellars underlie both ranges and contain stone fittings including a salting trough. Painted wall plaster also survives in the first-floor chapel room of the stables (qv). N A Hudleston, Stainley and Cayton, 1956.

Listing NGR: SE2993863047

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Hudleston, N A, Stainley and Cayton, (1956)

National Grid Reference: SE 29938 63047


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