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Paradise, Melbecks

Description: Paradise

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 322047

OS Grid Reference: SD9822997884
OS Grid Coordinates: 398229, 497884
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3765, -2.0288

Location: B6270, Melbecks, North Yorkshire DL11 6NE

Locality: Melbecks
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6NE

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Listing Text

SD 99 NE
(south side)
15/106 Paradise
House and manufactory in equal halves under 1 roof. Dated 1653 with C18
alterations. Rubble on boulder plinth with ashlar surrounds to
openings, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, added rear outshut. House:
3 bays. Central C20 panelled door in C17 quoined surround with recessed
panels on lintel inscribed 'I F' '1653'. To left, 3-light chamfered-
mullion window with moulded surround containing 8-pane casements. To
right of door and on upper floors, sash windows with glazing bars in
plain surrounds. On right, added bay with on each floor a 2-light flat-
faced mullion window containing small sashes. On left, manufactory: in
left corner, boarded door in plain stone surround; in right corner, C20
boarded door in hollow-chamfered stone surround. C18 mullioned windows:
ground floor: three 2-light, one 4-light, with casements; first floor:
two 2-lights, one 3-light, 1 single light; second floor: three 2-light,
two 3-light; upper floors with side-sliding sashes. Shaped kneelers,
ashlar copings overall; stacks at ends, 1 bay in from both ends, and in
centre. Chimney-breast projects from right return of house. In right
end of outshut 2 cart-sheds each with segmental arch of ashlar voussoirs
with keystone, 1 with double boarded doors, 1 blocked. Interior: stone
stairs in rear outshut of manufactory. C18 roof timbers. A major
centre of the Swaledale knitting industry, belonging to the Fryer, then
the Parke families. M Hartley, J Ingilby, The Yorkshire Dales, 1963,
p 259.

Listing NGR: SD9822997884

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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