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IoE Number: 323673
Photographer: Mr David Robson
Date Photographed: 04 November 2004
Date listed: 10 September 1954
Date of last amendment: 10 September 1954
Grade II*

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APPLETREEWICK SKYREHOLME SE 06 SE 3/20 Percevall Hall 10.9.54 II* - House, now a retreat for Bradford Diocese. C16, C17 and early C20. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, graduated stone slate roof. Clb and C17 part of house, 2 storeys, 6 bays. To right of this is a 2 storey, 5 bay modern addition, to rear at right angles to house a long wing dated 1929, behind this parallel to the house another wing of 1929. Original house: the left- hand bay is set back, gabled to left return. Between bays 2 and 3 a shallow flat-headed porch with 2 ball finials and a studded door in a chamfered 'RT' surround. To left of porch a drainpipe with waterhead inscribed 1775. Porch is flanked by 6-light double-chamfered mullioned windows with central major mullions and hoodmoulds. To right two 3-light double-chamfered mullion windows with a one-light chamfered window between them. First floor. Bay 2 has 6-light window similar to that below. 2 bays to right of this have 3-light double-chamfered mullioned windows, to right similar window of 2 lights. Right bay has 3-light double-chamfered mullioned window with a hoodmould. Bay 2 has gable with a stepped 3-light chamfered mullioned window with a hoodmould. Shaped kneelers, stone coping. End stack to right, ridge stacks. Additions to house in similar style with mullioned windows. Interior: in the solar is a large inglenook fireplace with a chamfered segmental arch. Downstairs a fireplace dated 1671 with simple diamond shaped plasterwork above. Kitchen has large fireplace with a beehive oven. C17 panelling brought in from other buildings this century. History: once a rest house for Fountains Abbey, later belonging to Bolton Priory. Purchased by Sir Wm Milner in 1928, who designed the additions. Given to the Walsingham Trust in 1960. Country Life, October 25 1962, 'A New Role for a Wharfedale Hall', Bernard Wood pp 1039.

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