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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 42732 82253


SE 4282 THIRSK KIRKGATE 6/56 (west side) 1.5.52 Thirsk Hall GV II*

Manor House. 1720. In 1770 John Carr added the top storey and side wings. Rainwater heads dated 1771. Reddish-brown local brick with stone dressings including chamfered quoins, bands at floor levels (the uppermost band has recently been removed) and cornice. Shallow hipped slate roof. To side wings, a low parapet. Central block 3 storeys, 5 bays. 2 storey side wings of 3 bays, slightly recessed. Later and lower 2 storey extension to south, set back. Central entrance approached by a flight of 6 stone steps. Wooden doorcase of c1770 with a moulded architrave and 2 consoles supporting a pediment which breaks through the 1st floor band. Panelled door with patterned radial fanlight. Sash windows with glazing bars in flush moulded cases with gauged flat brick arches and cills. The garden front has an early C19 cast iron verandah. Interior: to the right of the entrance a room decorated in the style of 1730-40 with a beamed ceiling with Greek Key motif which recurrs on the overmantel and doorways with pulvinated bay-leaf friezes and dentilled cornices. The large ground floor room to the right wing by Carr has a very fine ceiling. The first floor rooms largely retain their C18 fireplaces and cornices. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North Riding, 1966, p366. V.C.H., Yorkshire, North Riding, 1923, p57 ff.

Listing NGR: SE4273382255


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1923), 57
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966), 366


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 28 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/03215/30
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