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Statutory Address:

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

North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
St. Martin's
National Grid Reference:
NZ 18203 00371


ST MARTIN'S A 6136 NZ 10 SE (east side, off)

4/114 St Martin's House and screen walls

- II

House and screen walls. Early C18, possibly with late C16 core. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings, C20 concrete interlocking tile roofs. 2 storeys, 3 bays, double-depth plan, the rear range possibly older. Plinth. Chamfered rusticated quoins. Central portico with three-quarter Roman Doric columns, Doric frieze, cornice and pediment, and inner leaved doors with fielded panels, the uppermost panels bow-topped. In outer ground-floor bays, canted bay windows with sashes, Doric three-quarter columns at angles, friezes and cornices, and stone roofs. First floor: sash windows in architraves, the central one eared and shouldered. Classical cornice. Ashlar parapet with moulded coping and corner and intermediate pedestals supporting ball finials. M-shaped roof with moulded ashlar copings. Corniced ashlar stack at left end, stack at right end rebuilt. To left and right of house, single-storey screen walls, each having a doorway with alternately raised quoins and a large tripartite keystone; that to left with board door, that to right blocked. Rear: partly-masked by single-storey C20 extension. Chamfered rusticated quoins. 2-light casement windows in ashlar surrounds. Central Venetian staircase window with Tuscan capitals and tripartite keystone to central light. Added brick eaves stack to right. Corniced ashlar stack to right, rebuilt to left. Ashlar copings with ball finials at kneelers. Left return: 1 first-floor and 2 attic windows in ashlar surrounds. Right return: 1 attic window, now blocked, in ashlar surround. Interior: ground-floor room to front left has fluted pilasters and Doric frieze to inside of bay window, door of 6 fielded panels with matching casing, cornice; ground-floor room to front right has fluted pilasters and pulvinated frieze to inside of bay window, matching door and matching panelled dado and doors to cupboards flanking (replaced) fireplace. Early C18 staircase with balusters turned with vase and gadroon motifs. Cupboard in staircase hall has door of 6 fielded panels, the uppermost panels bow-topped, and fanlight above with ogee glazing bars. Inside of Venetian staircase window has Tuscan pilasters, and dentil cornice over side lights. After the Dissolution of St Martin's Priory (qv) the property was owned until the early C18 by the Pepper family, who included 2 Recorders and 2 Members of Parliament for Richmond. They were succeeded in the C18 by the Theakston family, and in the C19 by the Jaques family of Easby. The house was occupied by these families.

Listing NGR: NZ1820300371


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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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