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Dalton Hall

In the civil parish of Dalton.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: NZ11050905
Latitude 54.47638° Longitude -1.83081°

Dalton Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House, and also as a certain Pele Tower.

There are masonry footings remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Fortified manor house. C15 with late C16 or early C17 alterations, early and mid C19 alterations and extension, C20 restoration. Rubble with ashlar dressings, artificial stone slate roofs. T-shaped plan, 2 and 3 storeys, 2:1:1 first-floor windows. Continuous ashlar plinth. Quoins to 3-storey, 3-bay tower, to left of 2-bay early C19 extension, and to right of mid C19 service addition. Left 2 bays: to right, 6-panel door below fanlight with radial glazing bars in ashlar doorcase with open pediment on cavetto brackets with paterae; to left, 3-light sash window; first-floor, sash windows with glazing bars in ashlar surrounds; ashlar coping and end stack to left. Central tower: ground-floor canted bay window on bowed ashlar base; first-and second-floor windows as first-floor windows to left; hipped roof; end stacks, that to right external. Right-hand range: board door in ashlar surround to right, and on each floor a casement window in ashlar surround; ashlar coping and end stack to right. Rear of tower: quoins; ground-floor French window in made-up double-chamfered surround; on first and second floors a 2-light double-chamfered mullion window with hoodmould, and similar blocked window without hoodmould in gable which has moulded coping. Left return of tower: blocked ashlar surround of original doorway. Right return of tower: external stack supported on 3 huge first-floor corbels, hidden inside lean-to scullery. The tower had 2 heated rooms on the first floor, then had a fourth storey added and a large fireplace formed on the ground floor. (Listed Building Report)

Although described as a fortified manor house in the listings report it appears to have been a solar tower, probably originally attached to a mainly timber hall, although that is long gone and been replaced with Georgian buildings.
Was up for sale in 2016 and estate agent information may still be available online (although this information is unlikely to be a much value to the buildings historian.)
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