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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
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SE 82441 24063


SE 82 SW BLACKTOFT MAIN STREET (south side) Yokefleet Yokefleet Hall

14/4 GV II

House. 1868-74. Probably by F S Brodrick of Hull. Red brick with ashlar and polychrome brick detailing, Welsh slate roof. 3-bay main house with 3-bay servants' wing and yard to west. Victorian High Gothic style. Garden facade: 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows and attics to main house to right, 3 first-floor windows to servants' wing to left. Main house: 3 gabled bays with canted bay window rising through 2 storeys to extreme right bay. All window lights are transomed at impost level, and multiple lights are divided by orange sandstone shafts with capitals supporting ashlar arches. Central full-length 3-light window below polychrome brick tympanum with square bay window, lights arranged 1:5:1, to left. To right: 5-light canted bay window with lights arranged 1:3:1. All ground-floor windows with stiled 4-centred arched lights. First floor: to extreme left, a single lancet with trefoil to arch. First 2 gabled bays each have 3-light window with pointed lights, foliate motifs in spandrels and tympanum of polychrome brick above. Third bay repeats canted bay of ground floor and has openwork parapet. Attics: trefoiled lancets to first 2 gables, 3 roundels within single arch to third gable. Stone coped gables with finials. Parapet with blind trefoils. Ridge stacks. Servants' wing: paired plate-glass sashes beneath stone arches with cambered brick arches above and polychrome brick to tympana to first 2 bays and single-light plate-glass sashes to third bay. Roof hipped to left. Stack rising through front pitch of roof and ridge stack. Wall to yard to extreme left approximately 4 metres in height and coped, with pointed board door to right. Interior: entrance hall forms billiards room and has open-string staircase with cast-iron balustrade. Doorcases throughout ground floor are arched with shafts carrying waterleaf capitals. Moulded cornices thoughout. Fine original built-in glass fronted cupboards to hall and small sitting-room. The house is the birthplace of William Empson, poet and critic. York Georgian Society Annual Report for 1979.

Listing NGR: SE8244124063


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'York Georgian Society Annual Report' in York Georgian Society Annual Report, (1979)


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: 15 Nov 2005
Reference: IOE01/14888/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Les Waby. Source Historic England Archive
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