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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Sunk Island
National Grid Reference:
TA 26696 18268


SUNK ISLAND OLD HALL ROAD TA 21 NE (east side) 10/83 White House Farmhouse GV II

Farmhouse. 1855 by S S Teulon for Crown Commissioners. Red-brown brick in Flemish bond. Welsh slate roof. Main range approximately L-shaped on plan: 2-room, central entrance-hall south garden front with double-depth wing to rear right and west entrance in angle. 2 storeys. South front: 3 first- floor windows; asymmetrical. Chamfered plinth. Segmental-headed half- glazed door beneath rubbed-brick arch flanked by ground-floor brick bay window to left with a pair of 12-pane sashes beneath hipped roof, 12-pane sash to right. First floor: central 12-pane stair window flanked by smaller 12-pane sashes, that to left beneath raised eaves. All windows with projecting sills and segmental rubbed-brick arches, those to right also with pointed relieving arches and flush panels with herringbone brick infill beneath gable with stepped eaves, tumbled-in brick and central decorative flush brick round panel. Axial stack and partly-projecting end stack to left corbelled-out at mid-ground floor level, with tumbled-in brick to offsets, dentilled and corbelled brick cornices, low square pots. Left return forms west entrance front, with projecting gabled section to right, and 2-bay section set back to left with entrance in angle. 2 steps to segmental-headed half-glazed door with pair of ornately-engraved panes above 2 fielded-panels. Tripartite sash to left with glazing bars beneath segmental arch. First floor: small unequal segmental-headed 6-pane sash above entrance, 12-pane sash to left with segmental arch and pointed relieving arch with herringbone brick infill, beneath gable with stepped eaves and tumbled-in brick. Gabled section to right has 12-pane sash beneath segmental arch, and recessed segmental-arched panel set in corbelled lower section of stack, containing pointed lozenge-shaped relief tablet with crown, royal cypher and date. Stepped eaves, tumbled-in brick to gable. Axial stack to left. Interior contains closed string staircase with moulded handrail, chamfered newel post and Gothic-style splat balusters with pierced trefoils; panelled doors in architraves. One of a series of mid C19 Crown estate buildings by Teulon, and the least altered of the surviving farmhouses. See item 6/76 for sources.

Listing NGR: TA2669618268


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Books and journals
Allison, K J, The Victoria History of the County of York: East Riding, (1984), 135-9
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 351-2


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 Apr 2007
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