Ulnaby Hall

ringsA farm and former manor house dating to the late-sixteenth century or early-seventeenth century with nineteenth-century alterations, it was built by the Tailboys family of Thornton Hall. The house is of coursed rubble, with a stone chimney stacks with rebuilt brick tops. It has a reversed U-plan of rear wings of different lengths, the shorter wing on the right. To the front, a 2-storey, 2-window centre flanked by wide, gable-fronted end bays of 2 storeys plus attics with roughly-shaped quoins. A replaced door in cyma-moulded surround with Tudor-arched head, at left of centre. Several partly-blocked and damaged 3-light mullioned windows with inserted sashes, with sashes in nineteenth century openings elsewhere, and blocked 3-light, mullioned, attic windows in end bays. End bays have footstones with broken plinths and moulded gable copings, 16-pane sashes with projecting sills, blocked 2-light mullioned window on first floor. There is a nineteenth-century doorway to rear. Also to rear a massive external stack with offsets on centre. Wing to left has 2 blocked windows in chamfered surrounds and blocked 2-light mullioned window in attic. Nineteenth-century single-storey, 2-bay extension on inner return of wing to right. Inside, a large sixteenth or seventeenth-century fireplace and cellar have recently been discovered. Sampling and analysis by dendrochronology were requested by Martin Roberts, Historic Buildings Inspector at English Heritage’s Newcastle-upon-Tyne office.