Ingleby Manor

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are major building remains

NameIngleby Manor
Alternative NamesIngleby Greenhow Manor
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishIngleby Greenhow

Manor house. C16 and C17, with C18, C19 and C20 alterations. Coursed squared stone, part herringbone-tooled; double Roman tile roof. Rectangular on plan with 2 internal courtyards, the range between the 2 courtyards probably originally an open hall, tower to north-west range. 2 storeys with partial attics and cellar; tower of 3 storeys. 7 x 12 bays. North-west elevations: central tower, of older stone, has C19 4-centred-arched panelled double door in segmental-arched reveal; 24-pane sash with tripartite lintel above; 2-light chamfered mullion windows with 8-pane sashes and hoodmould above again; string below embattled parapet; corniced ashlar stacks. To either side of tower are 3-bay wings, having chamfered surrounds to 24-pane sashes. Roof hipped with moulded kneelers, and stone coping,ridges and finials. Either side of tower, are C17 dormers, having 1-light windows with hoodmould, relief busts in tympana of shaped pediments, and decorative finials. Rear (south-east) elevations: a quoined doorway to either end, that on right with hoodmould; 2 former hollow-moulded mullion windows with hoodmoulds; inserted tripartite sash windows, one on right with monolithic lintel; central buttress below shouldered and corniced lateral stack; six 12-pane sashes to 1st floor. Right return (south-west) elevation: bay 5 has C19 porch with 4-centred-arched doorway. Windows are mostly 4-pane sashes to ground floor,12-pane sashes above; traces of chamfered mullion windows. Swept roof with 2 flat- roofed dormers at right end. At left end and centre, tops visible of finialled gable ends of abutting ranges. Left return (north-east) elevation: various projecting sections. Near-central gabled porch has hoodmoulds to windows, moulded kneelers, hollow-moulded coping, finial, and inner chamfered, quoined, square-headed doorway. To its right is doorway with old board door with knocker, and hoodmould

Near right end is a large shouldered stack flanked by gables each of which have window with hoodmould. 2 similar stacks to left. At left end, tall quoined chamfered window surrounds, probably originally cross windows. Traces of other chamfered and chamfered mullion windows, but windows now a variety of sashes, mostly small- paned. Five C20 flat-roofed dormers. Within north-west courtyard: tower (north-west) range has 2 quoined chamfered doorways with hoodmoulds, and on upper storey a 3-light hollow-moulded mullion window with hoodmould and a single chamfered light. South-west range has C16 6-bay round-arched arcade with Tuscan columns, hoodmould, and shields in spandrels linked by cornice; within the arcade a chamfered, quoined, doorway; on 1st floor, traces of 3 mullioned windows, enlarged, central one blocked, and now 2 tripartite sash windows. North-east range has hollow-moulded mullion windows with hoodmoulds, of 2 and 3 lights to ground floor, on 1st floor 3 of 3 lights, that on left altered; central gable with former similar 2-light window, the gable with string and crowsteps. South-east range has former mullion windows with hoodmoulds and similar 2-light window in finialled crow-stepped, gable. Interior: various C16 and C17 phases of building indicated by position of chamfered, quoined doorways and former windows. Spiral stone stairs. C16/C17 panelling, doors, beams, timber-frame partitioning, and stone fireplaces. C18 panelling, doors, cupboards, panelled window reveals, and fireplaces. Below tower, 4-centred chamfered arch of 2 orders. Probably C17 cellar of stone with vaults of thin red brick. Entrance hall has chequered black and white stone floor; well-carved mid-C19 Imperial stair in C17 style with animals, birds and cherubs in scroll form,caryatid end newels, and moulded handrail; heavily-moulded cornice. C19 ballroom and salon with marble fireplaces, decorative cornices. Interesting roofs over ranges forming north-west courtyard, having arch-braced collared trusses (possibly reused), the members chamfered, the collars high-set and cambered, and the principal rafters having arched soffits at apexes forming pointed arches; seating for trenched purlins. Ingleby Manor was occupied by the Eures family from the mid C16, and by the Foulis family from 1609 to the mid C19. (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Courtyard manor house with gatehouse dating from C16 with some fortified features of a mainly decorative nature.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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