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Lawkland Hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SD77656592
Latitude 54.08870° Longitude -2.34316°

Lawkland Hall has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are uncertain remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Lawkland Hall and garden walls. Large house. Late C16 west wing for Yorke family, with late C17 hall and east wing and east service range, mid C18 alterations, restored 1912-1914 by J N Ambler. Squared rubble, stone dressings, stone slate roof. Double ended hall plan. 2 storeys, 3 bays hall, left-hand projecting 2 storeys, 1 bay gabled service wing and right-hand projecting 3 storeys 1 bay gabled wing. Hall: central entrance has moulded surround, decorated lintel and C17 softwood door with applied moulding. Ingleby coat of arms above. All windows have leaded lights: 2 ground floor and 3 upper floor cross windows with cavetto mullions and transoms, dripmould to ground floor, hoodmoulds to upper floor. Small circular window to right on both floors. Right-hand iron rainwater head dated 1776. Central gabled dormer has 2-light double chamfered window and hoodmould. Gable coping to dormer, ball finials to kneelers and apex. Wings have c1912 five-light mullioned and transomed windows in ground and first floors. Left-hand wing has former 2-light double chamfered window in gable, mullion now missing; hoodmould. Ball finials to kneelers, finial base only to apex. Right-hand wing has rearranged 4 light double chamfered window in second floor with king mullion and C20 lintel; hoodmould. 2 light double chamfered mullioned window and hoodmould in gable. Crocketed finials to kneelers and c1912 cross finial to apex which replaces original. Left-hand gable end ridge stack, and ridge stack at junction of left-hand service wing and hall. Rear includes 4 storey staircase tower with 2-light chamfered mullioned window and hoodmould to second floor; upper 2 storeys project slightly on 4 stone corbels with a 2-light chamfered mullioned window on both floors; hipped roof with finials. 2 storey service range to right. Garden wall to east and west of hall runs south to stream. Rubble c2.5 metres high. Interior: contains late-C17 and mid-C18 panelling rearranged c.1912. Re-cut lintel in hall inscribed I AM 1679 Reused late C17 dog-leg staircase in hall inserted c.1912; closed string, turned balusters, moulded handrail. First floor retains c.1912 tiled bathroom with fittings including sunken marble bath. Former chapel on second floor has chimney flue rearranged to form supposed priest's hole. Late C16 spiral stone staircase to tower leading to belvedere; exposed rafter inscribed ISI 1758 (J S Ingleby). Hall roof has collared principals with king posts, trenched purlins and angle struts. Roof of west wing reputed to have mid-C18 king posts with v struts and carved braces. Hall owned by Ingleby family from late C17 until 1912. (Listed Building Report)

King writes "tower of uncertain date". PastScape report reads "A large two-storey stone hall house with a two-storey east wing and a three-storey west wing. The date of the building of the house is uncertain, the earliest part of the present building dates to a rebuild of circa 1572. The building was altered to a country house in 1679."
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