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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
North Cave
National Grid Reference:
SE 89641 33707



8/75 Hotham Hall 16.12.66 GV II * Country house. c1720 for William Burton, with pavilion of 1772 possibly by Thomas Atkinson of York and two 1871 ranges by William Moseley. C17 range in hammer-dressed limestone with ashlar dressings and Westmorland slate roof. C18 range in ashlar cut to brick size with Westmorland slate roof. C19 ranges in brick with Welsh slate roofs. Central entry C18 house has C18 pavilion to left and C19 ranges to right. C18 house: 2 storeys, with attics, 5 bays. Plinth and rusticated quoins. Half-glazed door beneath divided overlight in moulded doorcase with triple keystone and pediment held on consoles. Unequal 15-pane sashes in band surrounds with triple keystones and continuous sills throughout. Modillion cornice. Hipped roof with two 4-pane sash gabled dormers. Tall eaves stacks. C18 pavilion joined to house by single linking bay of 2 storeys. Pavilion: 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays with gable end to front. Sashes with glazing bars in band surrounds with blind doorway in band surround with triple keystone, to linking bay. First floor: sashes with glazing bars in band surrounds and pediment with oculus. Tall 4-pane sash in band surround with triple keystone below balustraded parapet concealing roof of linking bay. C19 ranges: to left a 2-storey, 5-bay range with sashes with glazing bars beneath flat stone arches, continuous sill to first-floor windows, paired consoles supporting overhanging eaves and a hipped roof with ridge stack to left and eaves stack to right. Right range: 2 storeys, 6 first-floor windows. Two C20 garage doors to left; blocked window and sash with glazing bars to right. First floor: sashes with glazing bars except for narrow blind opening to second bay. Dentilled eaves course and hipped roof. End and ridge stacks. Garden facade similar except for additional off-centre semicircular bay to C18 house. Pavilion has 4-pane sash in band surround with triple keystone beneath pediment held on consoles, flanked by 4-pane sashes in band surrounds with triple keystones. Blind first floor and oculus to gable. Linking bay has half-glazed door beneath fanlight and balustraded pediment. Interior: hall: 6-fielded-panelled doors in moulded doorcases with panelled reveals and elaborate cornices. Open-string staircase with wrought-iron balusters, probably early C19. Ballroom: early C18 carved panelling in style of William Thornton and possibly brought here from North Cave Manor. Egg-and-dart, bead and rope motifs. The central panel is eared and shouldered and carries relief cornucopia, wheat sheaves and festoons. Opposite is a white marble fireplace with orange marble Ionic columns supporting orange frieze with white central panel depicting putti with a beast. The overmantel has an eared and shouldered panel with festoons surmounted by urn. Ceiling cornice has acanthus brackets interspersed with rosettes. Moulded plaster ceiling has central radial motif surrounded by scroll and foliage motifs. Linking bay has shell alcoves with moulded plaster ceilings. Study: lower sections of mid C18 panelling survive. Plain marble fireplace in richly carved wooden surround with central panel to frieze bearing relief head. Eared and shouldered panel above supports pediment. Back stairs: closed- string staircase with bulbous balusters with umbrella knops. Panelling of c1720 remains to master bedroom and its dressing room. Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 1972. York Georgian Society Annual Report for 1978. Victoria History of the County of York East Riding, Vol IV, 1979.

Listing NGR: SE8964133707


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Books and journals
Allison, K J, The Victoria History of the County of York: East Riding, (1979)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972)
'York Georgian Society Annual Report' in York Georgian Society Annual Report, (1978)


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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