Keys to the Past

Gainford Hall (Gainford)

Gainford Hall  © DCC 2004
Gainford Hall © DCC 2004

Gainford Hall  © DCC 2006
Gainford Hall © DCC 2006

Gainford Hall - detail  © DCC 2004
Gainford Hall - detail © DCC 2004

Gainford Hall © DCC 2007
Gainford Hall © DCC 2007

This is a listed building. Gainford Hall is a manor house dating from around 1603 and built for John Cradock, vicar of Gainford. The building was restored during the late 19th century. Constructed of sandstone rubble with flush quoins. The north doorway has over it a shield bearing the arms of Cradock and is inscribed IOHN:CRADOCK 1600. Highly sophisticated in plan and elevation and it has been tentatively attributed to the architect Robert Smythson.

Reference number:D37633
Historical period: Elizabethan (1558 to 1603)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1323010

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford

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