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Belvedere, West Witton

Description: Belvedere

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321880

OS Grid Reference: SE0322588990
OS Grid Coordinates: 403225, 488990
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2965, -1.9519

Location: Temple Bank, West Witton, North Yorkshire DL8 4UJ

Locality: West Witton
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4UJ

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Listing Text


8/134 Belvedere
(Formerly listed as Temple
13/2/67 Summerhouse to north west
of Temple Farm)


Belvedere. Dated 1792, By John Foss of Richmond for T.J. Anderson of Swinithwaite
Hall. Sandstone ashlar, lead roof. Octagonal in plan, 2 storeys. Ground floor: plain
plinth; above, vermiculated rustication with round-headed panels of plain ashlar, mostly
forming blind openings, but with door of 6-flush panels on east side, and sash window
with glazing bars on north side, below which is carbed the date. Above, a parapet with
balustraded panels except over door, where there is a sculpture of a talbot. First
floor set back behind walkway: plain ashlar, with round-headed panels, containing door
on east side, windows on other 3 alternate sides, intermediate sides being blind.
Modillion cornice, blocking course. Shallow dome. Interior: ground-floor room with
cast-iron range, boiler, and deep window seats. Domed ceiling of stone. Closet between
inner and outer walls, also stone staircase leading up to parapet walkway, giving
external access only to upper room, which has a cast-iron fireplace and good Neo-
classical plasterwork.

Listing NGR: SE0322588990

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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