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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1295358



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Helmsley


Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Mar-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 328279

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9/53 Duncombe Park 4.1.55 (Formerly listed under General) GV I

Great house. Early C18 with additions and alterations of 1845 and 1880's. Probably by William Wakefield to plans by Vanbrugh. 2 storeys with basement and attic, 11 bays: 2:2:3:2:2. Garden front: central 3 bay section has steps up to tetrastyle Tuscan portico carrying triglyph frieze and carved pediment. Outer bays break forward and are defined by angle Doric pilasters carrying triglyph friezes. Central bays have round-headed sash windows beneath keyed arches. Outer bays: sash windows with keyed architraves beneath pediments. First floor: 6-pane sashes under portico. All other windows are sashes with glazing bars. Continuous band at sill level. Plain parapet with urns at angles. Projecting attic behind pediment with urns at angles. Interior: original decorative scheme of c1713 to entrance hall. Original wrought- iron staircase in north wing. Saloon in C18 decorative style probably by William Young 1895. Hussey, 'Duncombe Park I and II', Country Life, December 5 and 12, 1957; Pevsner, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966.

Listing NGR: SE6041582996

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966)
'Country Life' in 12 December, (1957)
'Country Life' in 5 December, (1957)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 32 North Yorkshire,

National Grid Reference: SE 60418 82992


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