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TADCASTER ROAD, (East side)
No.27 Goddards and attached gateway, terrace and loggia to side and rear
(Formerly Listed as: Dringhouses, TADCASTER ROAD, Goddards)
House with attached loggia and gateway opening on to terrace: now the Yorkshire Regional Office of The National Trust. Built 1926-27: by WH Brierley for Kathleen and Noel Goddard Terry; gardens by G Dillistone; plasterwork by G Bankart.
MATERIALS: red brick in English bond, with black header diaper patterns, ashlar doorcase and oriel window and moulded brick plinth and dressings. Hipped, pitched and gabled roofs are tiled with brick corbelled kneelers and banks of tall octagonal stacks of moulded brick. Lead lined timber guttering on iron clamps, and rainwater goods of lead with clamps embossed with initials NTK, date 1927 and lion crest. Windows are framed in timber with wooden pegs. Terrace retaining wall of red brick in English bond with bands, strings and coping of moulded brick. Surface is stone paved, inlaid with cobbles in strips and panels
EXTERIOR: ENTRANCE FRONT: 2-storey central range with 2-storey projecting gabled porch; cross-gabled wing with attic to left, gabled crosswing to right, both with external gable stacks; the whole on high plinth with moulded string. Porch has moulded and quoined doorcase with square head and hoodmould, Tudor arched opening and spandrels carved with dragons: double doors are of nail-studded sunk panels.
Datestones at base of doorcase are inscribed PNLT to left, KTPT to right, both dated 27 Jan 1926. Within the porch is hemi-domed niche to left; inner front door is panelled, in moulded Tudor arched doorcase. On first floor of porch is 4-light oriel window with cinquefoiled lights and decorative glazing. Finials on gable are tapered and octagonal. To left of door and in left wing, fenestration is irregular with 2-light double transomed window at left end of first floor and 1, 2 or 3 lights elsewhere. To right, ground floor of centre range has one 3-light window flanked by 2-light windows, all diamond latticed with moulded brick sills; on first floor, three windows are of 3 lights: wing has one 3-light window on ground floor and single light on first floor. Generally, ground floor windows are transomed and have square hoodmoulds; first floor windows have narrow sills: all are square latticed casements, unless indicated otherwise, some with top-hung lights. Gable end chimney stacks elaborated with decorative brickwork.
GARDEN FRONT: 2-storey 3-window main range between shallow projecting cross-gables: main range extends further right for 3 bays with half hipped 2-light attic dormers: 1-storey loggia projects forward to right of right cross-gable, enclosing terrace. To left of right cross-gable is glazed garden door in chamfer-stopped opening beneath pedimented and return stopped hoodmould. Windows on ground floor are of 2, 4, 5 and 6 transomed lights beneath return stopped hoodmoulds with pendants. On first floor, 4-and 5-light windows in gables and 3-light window with decorative glazing at right end are transomed, those in gables having hoodmoulds as on groundfloor: others are of 4 and 5 lights, one projecting slightly as false oriel. All windows have narrow moulded brick sills. Left gable apex pierced by small vents, right one has single diamond latticed light beneath cornice hood: both are filled with decorative brickwork. Beyond the loggia, windows are mullioned, one at right end of first floor of 4 transomed lights. Detailing obscured by Virginia creeper. Loggia is of 2 open and 1 closed bays. Two open bays are trabeated with 2 square and 1 cylindrical piers of moulded brick. Within, floor is of herringbone brick. Tudor arched opening of two orders at inner end leads to small vaulted lobby from which three other arches lead, two with sunk panelled doors, one blind. Similar door and doorway at outer end leads to closed bay which has two 2-light diamond latticed windows with return stopped hoodmoulds and moulded sillstring. RIGHT RETURN: 2 storeys, 4 windows, 2-window centre flanked by cross-gabled projecting wings. Except for one 1-light and one 4-light window in centre of first floor, all windows are transomed and have return stopped hoodmoulds with pendants: the left window in centre of ground floor altered to fire escape door with boarded lower part. Ground floor window sills are formed by moulded plinth string. Gables have slits in the apex and are filled with lozenge panels of raised brickwork.
INTERIOR: GROUND FLOOR: gallery hall and stairhall: both are wainscoted, gallery to full height, stairhall to dado height. Hall ceiling is coffered with moulded beams, some coffers having plaster mouldings; stairhall ceiling fitted with fielded panelling. Doors are of 2 moulded panels, in stairhall set in eared architraves, some with faceted blocks in the ears, one with broken pediment. Door and window reveals are panelled. Stairhall approached through 2-bay Tudor arched screen with spandrels and frieze carved with floral motifs and flutes: one bay is closed with balustrade of thick splat balusters and moulded rail. Staircase to first floor has similar balustrade, square newels carved with fretwork on the outer faces and bulbous square pendants and finials. Drawing room: fully lined with bolection moulded panelling including deep window reveals with window seats over radiators: 2-panel door in eared bolection moulded architrave. Bolection moulded chimney piece with enriched moulded cornice shelf and overmantel panel: fire surround and fender of polished stone and stone paved hearth. Semicircular fireplace alcoves in eared and keyed round-arched surrounds with shell moulded heads and shaped shelves. Part of ceiling is segment vaulted: all parts decorated with plaster moulded arabesque frieze of pomegranates and rosettes, panels enclosing flower and foliage sprays, and isolated motifs. Original chandelier and wall light fittings survive. Dining room: fully lined with fielded panelling incorporating 2-panel doors in bolection moulded architraves and 4-panel doors in plain architraves: panelled window reveal with window seat over radiator. Eared chimneypiece has enriched moulded and entilled cornice shelf and overmantel painting in eared panel: Tudor arched stone fire surround has carved flowers and flutes, dragons in the spandrels, moulded stone fender and paved hearth. Moulded and enriched ceiling cornice and original chandelier. Former study has 2-panel door in bolection moulded architrave and stencilled wallpaper, possibly original. Carved wood chimney piece with fluted jambs, enriched moulded cornice shelf and lively acanthus frieze, probably re-used: metal fireplace in stone surround with moulded stone fender and paved hearth. Former recreation or morning room has 4-panel doors in bolection moulded architraves: eared bolection moulded chimneypiece with polished stone fireplace, fender and hearth: moulded ceiling cornice. Tudor arched opening leads to service wing lobby. Kitchen and other service rooms retain fitted cupboards and drawers, shelving, original sinks and tiling: bell panel survives and fireplace in original servants hall.
FIRST FLOOR: gallery openings are Tudor arched as on ground floor. Doors are 2-panelled and window and doorcases eared with faceted blocks: window reveals are panelled. Elsewhere doorcases are bolection moulded, some eared, and doors are 2- or 4-panelled. Some rooms have stone fireplaces with integral fenders and moulded surrounds with cornice shelves; others have metal fireplaces in tiled surrounds. One room retains built-in corner cupboard fitted with washbasin. A number of ceilings are deeply coved: two rooms have ceilings segmented by moulded corniced beams; others have moulded cornices. Attic: most rooms retain cast-iron fireplaces, some painted woodgrain.
FITTINGS: the interior of the house is so little altered that fittings have been replaced in only one cloakroom: others retain original baths, water closets, washbasins and heated towel radiators. Throughout the house original light switches, bell pushes, door and window furniture survive.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: garden wall attached to right return is approximately 4 metres high, on moulded plinth between square section terminal piers encircled by moulded brick strings: coping is stepped up over gateway. Chamfered Tudor arched gateway leads to terrace. Terrace retaining wall is approximately 1.5 metres high with moulded plinth, moulded brick strings and flat coping: square piers are continuous with wall.
This house is the finest surviving example of the work of Walter Brierley, the Lutyens of the north.
(Country Life: Aslet C: Scholarly Sensibility The CountryHouses of W H Brierley - I: 1982: 878; Nuttgens P: Brierley In Yorkshire: York: 1984: 28).
Listing NGR: SE5891249721