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IoE Number: 325101
Photographer: Mrs Nicola B. Taylor
Date Photographed: 16 March 2003
Date listed: 09 August 1966
Date of last amendment: 28 April 1986
Grade II*

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SE 27 NWSWINTON WITH WARTHERMARSKE SWINTON PARK6/109Swinton Castle (formerlylisted as Swinton Park)

SE 27 NW SWINTON WITH WARTHERMARSKE SWINTON PARK 6/109 Swinton Castle (formerly listed as Swinton Park) 9.8.66 GV II* Country house. Of several C18 and C19 builds with work by John Carr, James Wyatt, John Foss and Robert Lugar. Ashlar with graduated stone slate roofs. Plan: east range with north wing set back on right and south wing to rear left. 2 and 3 storeys. East front: early C18 in origin, 3 storeys, 5 bays, left-hand bay 2 storeys, octagonal towers to each end with castellated parapets. Bay 2 has 4-storey round tower in front of projecting bay and with porte-cochere with 1/2-glazed double door, round-headed sashes above, and machicolated embattled parapet. Bay 1 has tall 3-light mullioned window with round-headed sashes and hood-mould; bay 4 has similar window of 4- lights. First and second floors: bays 1 and 4 have 2-light mullioned windows with sashes, bays 3 and 5 have narrow 8-pane sashes. All windows have hood-moulds. Embattled parapets, hipped roofs. To right, set back, north wing: 3 storeys, 12 bays. Central 6-panel door with fanlight flanked by sashes with fanlights. Central 3 bays break forward with octagonal towers to each side. Round tower to right of block with embattled parapet. Sashes with glazing bars to either side in blind arcades. First floor: sashes with glazing bars. Second floor: band. Sashes with glazing bars and hood-moulds. Embattled parapet. Hipped roof, ridge stacks. Left return: central 3-storey portion of 9 bays, central 3 bays bowed, 2-storey single bay projecting on left and 2-storey, 3-bay end of east range projecting on right. Left- and right-hand projections have octagonal corner towers and mullioned sashes. Central portion has 24-pane sashes to ground-floor windows with unequally-hung 12-pane sashes to first floor, band and sashes with glazing bars to second floor. Embattled parapet. Interior: the south range has large drawing room by James Wyatt 1793 with fine neo-classical plasterwork and chimneypiece. More restrained rooms to either side also by Wyatt. First floor has panelled room by John Carr with full length fluted pilasters. Rear wing has a large late C19 open-well staircase of 3 storeys. For further details see J Cornforth, 'Swinton, Yorkshire, I, II, III', Country Life, April 7, 14 and 21, 1966 (pp 788-792, 871-875 and 943-948).

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