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Birds Nest, Melbecks

Description: Birds Nest

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 322061

OS Grid Reference: SD9901898848
OS Grid Coordinates: 399018, 498848
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3851, -2.0166

Location: B6270, Melbecks, North Yorkshire DL11 6PP

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

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Listing Text

15/222 Birds Nest
The address and the National Grid Reference shall be amended to read:
15/222 Birds Nest


SD 99 NW
15/222 Birds Nest

A pair of cottages with eitherside animal houses with hay lofts above. Early C18
altered and enlarged early Cl9. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Stone slate
roof with kneelers. 2-storey. Front has a pair of doorways plain ashlar surrounds
and 2 plank doors, eitherside a single 2 light sliding sash in plain ashlar
surrounds. Beyond eitherside are single doorways to animal houses with plank doors.
Above 2 glazing bar sashes in plain ashlar surrounds, with to the left a small hay
loft opening, side gable walls also have hay loft openings with plain ashlar
surrounds. Rear front has a pair of segment headed windows, now blocked, in plain
ashlar surrounds, and above 2 small windows also with plain ashlar surrounds.
Interior contains 2 fireplaces with plain ashlar surrounds and brackers supporting
stone bressemer, and 2 stone spiral staircases. These cottages were used by lead
workers during the C19.

Listing NGR: SD9901898848

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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