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Description: Kingsley House
Date Listed: 15 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321666
OS Grid Reference: SE1269787898
OS Grid Coordinates: 412697, 487898
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2866, -1.8065
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SE 18 NW MIDDLEHAM KIRKGATE
9/102 Kingsley House
Rectory, then Deanery, now house. Medieval, probably C17 and 1752. Part
rendered, part rubble, stone slate roofs. 2 storeys, in 3 ranges. Central
range of medieval origin, perhaps a single-storey hall plan, with entry into
passage behind fireplace. Rendered, 2-bay, south elevation: on ground
floor, doorway with pointed arch. roll moulding on chamfers, head stops to
label; to its left a sash window. On first floor early C18 6-pane sash
windows. Shaped kneelers and ashlar coping to left, ridge stack between bays
one and 2. In rear corner, 2 similar medieval doorways. West range,
probably of C17 date. Rendered, east elevation: one ground floor and
2 first-floor 6-pane sash windows. Shaped kneeleer left, ashlar copings,
central ridge stack. Eastern range, said to be of 1752 but looks older.
Rubble, east elevation: 3 bays. Plinth, quoins. Central part-glazed door
in moulded stone surround on plinths with pulvinated frieze and pediment.
Ground floor: sash windows with glazing bars in moulded stone surrounds.
First floor: sash windows in eared and shouldered moulded surrounds.
Dentilled cornice. Hipped roof, corniced ashlar stacks between bays one
and 2, 2 and 3. North side: added C19. bay window and C19 2-storey range
with canted bays to north. Interior: east range has good mid-C18 staircase.
The medieval rectory became the deanery of the collegiate body to which
Midddleham church was elevated in 1477 by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later
Richard III. The college lapsed, then was re-established as a chapter in
1814, when one of the canons was the writer, Charles Kingsley, hence the
present name. J M Melhuish, The College of King Richard III, Middleham,
Listing NGR: SE1269787898
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Source: English Heritage
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