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Description: Farmbuildings and Walls North of Riding Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239814
OS Grid Reference: NY9349765951
OS Grid Coordinates: 393497, 565951
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9881, -2.1031
ACOMB ST JOHN LEE
20/53 Farmbuildings and
walls north of
Planned farmbuildings dated 1858, modified, yard covered over and cartshed built
c.1900. Coursed rubble with dressings except for snecked stone cartshed and
timber covered yard; Welsh slate roofs. Ranges around rectangular yard open to
south, with barn running north from centre of north range, and gingang on west
of barn. Attached cartshed to north-west; north-east part of yard covered over.
North range 2 storeys. Central segmental arch with dated shield-shaped tablet
bearing initials H D over; 2 similar arches to right. Front wall of left
part of range removed when covered yard built. Single-storey side ranges have
various boarded doors and casement windows, mostly in alternating-block surrounds;
coped gables at south end of ranges. Short flat-coped wall links west range
with farmhouse outbuilding (q.v.). Covered yard has low rubble walls with
arched coping carrying triple-gabled superstructure with slatted walls and
bargeboards; central part of each roof span raised, with slatted sided; king-
post roof trusses.
Rear elevation shows end of short north-east wing to left, with external stone.
stair and pigeon holes in gable under canopy. Second external stair on left
return of central barn; on right of barn circular gingang with 6 piers and
conical roof. To far right a projecting cartshed with boarded doors under timber
lintels on left return and 2 tall leaded roof vents with louvred sides and
ornamental domed caps.
A good mid C19 planned farm, notable for the unusual quality of the additions
and alterations of c.1900.
Listing NGR: NY9349765951
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Source: English Heritage
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