THORNS HALL AND ATTACHED STABLE WING TO REAR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1384176
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
18-Oct-1999
Statutory Address:
THORNS HALL AND ATTACHED STABLE WING TO REAR, LONG LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THORNS HALL AND ATTACHED STABLE WING TO REAR, LONG LANE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Sedbergh
National Park:
YORKSHIRE DALES
National Grid Reference:
SD 66368 92158

Details

SEDBERGH

SD6692 LONG LANE 162-1/17/318 (North side) 16/03/54 Thorns Hall and attached stable wing to rear (Formerly Listed as: SOOLBANK Thorns Hall)

II*

Large house with attached stable wing to rear; now hotel. Probably early to mid C17, enlarged and altered in C19. Mixed random rubble with quoins, roof of green and blue slate. Single-depth 3-unit main range on east-west axis, with projecting porch, rear outshut to 1st bay and part of 2nd, C19 additions to west end and rear; stable wing attached to rear of west end. EXTERIOR: the main range, 2 storeys and attic, 2:1:2 windows, has a large 2-storey gabled porch offset right of centre. This has a restored round-headed doorway, a C19 12-pane sash above, and gable coping with kneelers and a finial; a 2-light double-chamfered mullioned window with a hoodmould in each side wall, and a blocked similar window above that in the right-hand side. Behind and above the porch is a gabled attic dormer which has a 2-light chamfered flush mullion window with diamond leaded panes, and a ball finial. The other windows are C19: a 12-pane sash on each floor to the right of the porch, and large tripartite hornless sashes elsewhere. Large extruded chimney at left gable, with re-built shaft; C19 chimneys to front wall to right and at right-hand gable. Set back at the left end is a C19 2-storey wing with two 12-pane sashes on each floor, and a pyramidal roof. Rear: outshut to west end, under catslide roof, has 2-light mullioned window at cellar level, and a blocked window to right of that. Former stable range (linked to rear of C19 west wing), of coursed rubble with quoins, stone slate roof, 2 storeys, with a stone slate dripcourse over each floor, has (inter alia) a wagon doorway near the left end and 3 stable doorways near the right-hand end, all segmental-headed with rubble voussoirs; and slit breathers at 1st floor. INTERIOR: hall has C17 muntin-and-rail panelled partition to service end, and a large chamfered beam; open-well quarter-turn staircase with closed string, square newels, turned balusters and moulded handrail; parlour completely wainscotted with muntin-and-rail panelling and intersecting arcaded frieze; chamber over parlour with C18 bolection-moulded panelling (part recently moved to enclose en suite facilities); roof of 6 principal-rafter trusses, the principals half-lapped at the apex, with angle struts, and including some re-used elements of a very substantial timber-framed building. HISTORICAL NOTE: occupied in C19 by members of the Elam family (wall monuments in Church of St John the Evangelist, Dent, qv).



Listing NGR: SD6636892158

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
484608
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12878/21
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