Building record MYO491 - DEIGHTON HALL
|Grid reference||SE 6243 4396 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
|Civil Parish||Deighton, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (4)
House. Early C18 with later additions and alterations. Hand-made, narrow orange brick, moulded ashlar sills, with pantile and stone slate roof. Square on plan with central staircase. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Central 6-panel door with overlight. 4-pane sashes throughout. All openings under flat arches of red rubbed brick. 3-course first-floor band. Ridge stacks. Opening to left side under elliptical arch. Interior: two oak Elizabethan overmantels said to have been removed from Deighton Old Hall. Pevsner, N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p219.
Listing NGR: SE6243443962
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
(SE 62434399) Moat (NR). Deighton Hall on site of (NAT) Manor House (NR) (1-2)
Deighton Hall, a grade II 18th century house with a 16/17th century window in the rear elevation. Remains of moat. (3)
Only two arms of the moat survive, the W, which is water-filled and the N, which is dry. The other two sides have been deliberately filled in in recent years. Published survey (25') revised.
Deighton Hall, in use as a farmhouse, is not outstanding. The rear window, purported to be of 16/17th century date by the DOE, has a heavy, moulded timber frame, which is incorporated in the 18th century fabric of the house. (4)
The moat described by the previous authorities was seen as an earthwork on air photographs. (5)
1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1851
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958
3 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION DOE (HHG) Derwent RD Nov 1965 4
4 Field Investigators Comments F1 DS 17-MAR-72
5 Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 58/5515 (F21) 0114 16-OCT-1962
Pevsner states that, “in 1619 [the manor house] was described as ‘fair and new built and moated round about’. A 1619 map shows the manor house sitting within the centre of what appears to be a double moat or a moat with earth workings. Primary access is from the south-east and then a direct access is afforded from the south. The Parish Council adds that the manor house had a dovecote in its grounds and that in 1672 the building had fourteen hearths which would have made it a substantial structure. The list entry does not refer to the moat, although the Deighton Paris Council website, which is undated, but presumably produced within the last twenty years, states that, ‘the site is still moated’. A moat is still in evidence in the 1952 survey with former surveys indicating that the eastern and western legs of the moats were the most substantial. The moat is no longer visible although areas of vegetation suggest its location to the north and east. The moat ran very close to the buildings on their western side in the location of the vehicular access that now circles the buildings. (Heritage Statement Voyage 2022).
2022, Deighton Hall (Unpublished document). SYO2849.
- --- SYO2849 Unpublished document: 2022. Deighton Hall.
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Record last edited
Jun 22 2022 2:52PM