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North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
East Layton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 16482 09916


EAST LAYTON EAST LAYTON 5339 NZ 10 NE 4.2.69 6/28 East Layton Old Hall and attached garden gateway (formerly listed as Old Hall (now Post Office) and House occupied by Mr L Leyburn)


Manor house with added cottage, now part of house, and attached garden gateway. Medieval origins to house, with alterations dated 1623, C19 and C20 additions, late C17 - early C18 garden gateway. Early C17 work for Sir Thomas Laton. House: sandstone rubble with some ashlar dressings, C20 pantile and stone slate roofs. 2 storeys and loft. East front: 1:2:2 first-floor windows. Main house: right-hand 4 bays. Quoins. From left: C20 vertically-panelled door below deep lintel, 16-pane sash window on first floor above; next bay projects slightly, with 2-light window in C20 double- chamfered surround on ground floor, and 2-light double-chamfered mullion window on first floor; large projecting stepped external stack, with two 4- pane fire windows in double-chamfered surrounds on ground floor; 2-light double-chamfered mullion window on ground floor, single-light double- chamfered window and 2-light double-chamfered mullion window on first floor. Shaped kneeler and ashlar coping to left. Stack at right end. To left, added bay with quoins to left, small 4-pane window below deep lintel on ground floor and 16-pane window on first floor. Ashlar coping to left, ashlar stack to left end. Roofs have the lower half of stone slate and the upper half of pantiles. To left, and partly incorporated into added bay, garden gateway of ashlar, with central round-arched opening, rebated and with hooks and crooks for gate; flanked by shell niches; entablature carried on 2 consoles with jewelled strapwork. Rear: on ground floor, two 16-pane sash windows flanking blocked doorway and with another blocked doorway near right-hand window; on first floor, 16-pane sash window in part surround of double-chamfered 2-light mullion window, and 16-pane sash window, flanking coats of arms of Sir Thomas Laton and his wife Maria, daughter of Sir William Fairfax, dated 1623. To the left, C20 two-storey range, not of special interest. Rear of garden gateway: the shell niche to left hidden by the added cottage, otherwise the design matches that on the other side except that this, the front, has roll-moulded arris to the arch. Left return: central French window flanked by 12-pane casement windows on the ground floor, and two 12-pane casement windows on the first floor, all with projecting sills and deep lintels. Right return: mainly C20 windows, but 1 double-chamfered first-floor window to right of the large stepped external stack. Interior not inspected, but North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report No 513 records a chamfered basket-arched fireplace with two orders of voussoirs at the north end of the building, a similar one in the east wall, both on the ground floor, chamfered Tudor- arched fireplace with central butt-joint in lintel on first floor of north gable, and a similar one in the loft. In the late C19 the building was an inn called the Layton Arms. The roof and the two large chimneys have been lowered in height.

Listing NGR: NZ1648209916


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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: 05 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/04869/13
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