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Description: Oxnop Hall
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 322231
OS Grid Reference: SD9310497390
OS Grid Coordinates: 393104, 497390
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3720, -2.1076
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SD 99 NW MUKER LOW OXNOP
14/146 Oxnop Hall
- II *
Farmhouse. Dated 1685, but possibly earlier. Rendered rubble with
sandstone ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 first-floor
windows. Axial stack plan with entry through service end, 2-storey porch,
rear stair turret. Boulder plinth. Quoins. Porch between bays 4 and 5:
quoins; basket-arched doorway with roll-on-wave moulding on chamfer,
inscription "1685" on lintel, and hoodmould with stud-on-boss motif on
J.S. & B.H.
terminals; above it a plaque inscribed "METCALFE 1876"; to first floor a
chamfered mullion window of 3 stepped lights with stepped hoodmould;
kneelers and coping to gable. In bays 2 and 3 on both floors a fire-window
with trefoiled head. On ground floor to extreme left, an inserted 9-pane
fixed-light window. Other windows are double-chamfered mullioned with
segmental-arched lights and with hoodmoulds with deep decorated terminals.
Ground floor, bays 2 and 4: 4-lights with central king mullion; bay 5: 2-
light with damaged hoodmould. First floor; bays 2 and 4: 3-light mullion-
and-transom windows; bay 5: 2-light mullion-and-transom window with damaged
hoodmould. Shaped kneelers, ashlar copings. Double stack between fire-
windows. Rear elevation: 2-light chamfered-mullion window on ground floor
to left. Interior: basket-arched fireplace in parlour with roll-on-wave
moulding on chamfer. King mullions of main ground-floor windows project
internally to form partition in window opening, but do not descend to sill.
Chamfered beams and moulded joists to first floor. Curved-principal roof
illustrated in Harrison and Hutton, p.172. The home of George Kearton, a
noted boxer in Upper Swaledale, who died in 1764, aged 125 (Hartley M., and
Ingilby J., The Yorkshire Dales (1974), p.264). Oxnop Hall is the best
house of its type in Swaledale. Harrison B, and Hutton B, Vernacular Houses
in North Yorkshire and Cleveland (1984). NYCVBSG Report Number 76.
Listing NGR: SD9310497390
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Source: English Heritage
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