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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
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SE 26522 88373


BEDALE NORTH END SE 2688-2788 (west side) 8/40 Bedale Hall 5.5.52 GV I Large house. c1735. Red brick and ashlar, part cement-rendered. Graduated stone slate roof. Plan: 2 storeys; main front, facing north is of 9 bays, lower west front is of 11 bays. Lower east front of 6 bays. South of the east front is a 5-bay facade set back. At the rear is a parallel wing running east-west. Main front: 2:1:3:1:2 bays, central 5 bays breaking forward with 3 central bays breaking forward again. Outer 2 bays are cement-rendered, the rest ashlar. Stone plinth, central half-glazed door with overlight in Ionic portico with frieze, cornice and triangular pediment. 2 bays to either side have sashes with glazing bars in eared architraves on cill band. Inner windows have friezes and segmental pediment, outer windows have friezes and cornices. Square windows above in eared and shouldered architraves. Outer 2 bays on either side have sashes with stone cills on both floors. Dentilled cornice, triangular dentilled pediment above central 3 bays. Plain parapet apart from the bays to either side of the pediment which have balustrades. Roof hipped to central 5 bays. West front: rendered. Half-glazed door in bay 4 with fanlight and architrave in semi-circular Doric porch supported by 2 columns and 2 pilasters with frieze, cornice and blocking course. All windows have sashes with glazing bars, architraves and projecting cills except on ground-floor, bay 1, a sash. Stone dentilled cornice and parapet. Roof hipped to right with ridge stacks. East front: rendered. 6-panel door with fanlight in bay 3. Stone Doric porch with 2 columns and 2 pilasters, frieze, cornice and blocking course. All windows have architraves and projecting cills. Bay 1 has sash with glazing bars, bays 2, 5 and 6 are blind, bay 4 has a sash. 1st floor: bays 1, 5 and 6 are blind; bays 2, 3 and 4 have unequally-hung 9-pane sashes. Roof hipped to left with ridge stack. South of the east front: brick. 5-bay facade breaking forward from 2 left-hand bays. Ground floor: 2 sashes with glazing bars to left. Central bay and right-hand bay have C20 4-pane sashes. All have flat brick arches. lst floor: sashes with glazing bars. Stone cills, flat brick arches and keystones. Dentilled eaves. 2 gabled dormers with side-sliding sashes. Hipped roof, ridge stacks. East end of rear wing: central sash with glazing bars, flat brick arch and stone cill. lst-floor band. 2 sashes with glazing bars, flat brick arches and stone cills. Dentilled eaves. Roof hipped and ridge stacks. Interior: many C18 fireplaces. The 2 most important rooms are the entrance hall and the saloon. The hall: wall has plaster panels, swags and masks; dentilled cornice; a coffered domed ceiling; cantilevered staircase with fluted bulb and umbrella balusters. The saloon: doors have broken pediments. The walls have plaster panels and swags above the windows. Large marble chimneypiece under broken pediment. Tall cornice. Deep coved ceiling with much plaster work by Giuseppe Cortese. The saloon ceiling is a rough copy of an illustration in Isaac Ware's 'The Plans and Elevations and Sections of Houghton in Norfolk', 1735. The entrance hall ceiling is similar to the north-west bedchamber at Houghton. L. Lewis 'Bedale Hall', Country Life, pp 592-595, March 18, 1971.

Listing NGR: SE2651288372


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Books and journals
Ware, I, Plans Elevations and Sections of Houghton in Norfolk, (1735)
'Country Life' in 18 March, (1971), 592-595


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: 03 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/00566/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mark Snowdon. Source Historic England Archive
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