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Description: Fairthwaite Park House
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182328
OS Grid Reference: SD6386177007
OS Grid Coordinates: 363861, 477007
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1876, -2.5553
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SD 67 NW
2/34 Fairthwaite Park House (formerly listed
as Park House)
House, probably 1676. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. North wall of 5
irregularly-spaced bays between 2 projecting gabled wings. Windows
mullioned, mostly rebated and chamfered, but with some having an inner
hollow chamfer. Most have individual hood moulds. To the left of the door
are windows of 3 and 4 lights. To the right are ones of 3 and 3 lights.
Those on the 1st floor are of 3, 3, 2, 4, and 4 lights. The door has a
chamfered surround, partly re-dressed, with an embattled lintel inscribed:
'EW [Edward Wilson] 1676'. The left-hand wing has one-light chamfered
windows to the 1st and attic floors. Its right-hand return wall has a
2-light window on the ground floor and one of 3 lights above. The
right-hand wing has a blank front wall and a left-hand return wall with a
3-light window on both floors. Chimneys to left of door and to right of
4th bay, both with rounded caps, on the gable of the right-hand wing, and
at left of left-hand wing. On the south side of the house a C19th wing
projects at the right, and a former granary, now part of the house,
projects at the left. The latter has a steeply-pitched roof. Between them
are a 3- and a 4-light window, now linked by a further 3 lights. On the
1st floor are ones of 3 and one light, with a 2-light stair window further
right. The gable wall of the former granary has modern timber steps
covering the ground floor. On the 1st floor are 2 3-light windows with a
modern door with plain reveals between them, all under a hood. The
right-hand (east) wall has a modern door with plain reveals, a one-light
window where it adjoins the house, and a projecting chimney. The west wall
has a one-bay link to the main house and a 6-light mullioned window under
the eaves with rebated and chamfered jambs and a timber lintel. On the
ground floor are 2 chamfered loops. On the 1st floor are 2 shaped
ventilation slits. Inside, the granary has 3 roof trusses with tie beams
and collars, the central tie beam now removed. Interior of main house not
accessible at time of survey.
Listing NGR: SD6386177007
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Source: English Heritage
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