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Hillside Farmhouse with Attached Outbuildings, Melmerby

Description: Hillside Farmhouse with Attached Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 322584

OS Grid Reference: SE0767585417
OS Grid Coordinates: 407675, 485417
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2644, -1.8837

Location: Melmerby, North Yorkshire DL8 4TW

Locality: Melmerby
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4TW

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Listing Text

SE 08 NE
3/102 Hillside Farmhouse with
attached outbuildings
- II

Farmhouse with attached outbuildings. Mid - late C17 with later extensions
to right. Rubble, stone slate roofs. 2 storeys, 8 first-floor windows,
with added outshut behind first 2 bays, Original house, first bay: stepped
plinth with small cellar-like window opening. Quoins to left. To right,
board door in chamfered ashlar surround. Double-chamfered mullion windows,
of 4 lights with central king mullion on ground floor, of 3 lights on first
floor. Ashlar coping to left. Chimney over door. Second to sixth bays:
quoins to right. Ground floor, from left: 12-pane window with slab sill and
lintel; 6-pane sash window; board C20 stable door to kitchen with deep
lintel; board door to cow byre; 6-pane casement window with slab sill and
lintel. First floor, from left: 6-pane sash window with slab sill and
lintel; 6-pane sash window; three C20 sash windows with slab sills and
lintels. Seventh and eighth bays: quoins to right. Ground floor: board
doors to garage, formerly cart-shed, in segmental-arched opening; C20
slatted door below deep lintel to former stable. First floor: 6-pane window
below deep lintel; small single-light window with slab lintel. Left return:
house: watershot stonework, ground-floor 3-light double-chamfered mullion
window, probably an insertion; outshut: chamfered single-light window.
Right return: stable: stone steps up to first-floor board door; outshut: on
each floor a chamfered single-light window, the jambs continuous to both
windows. Interior: in ground-floor room to extreme left, inglenook
fireplace with ends of original bressumer cut off to form corbels and later
beam inserted above; bread oven to left, salt box to rear, and inserted C18
ashlar fireplace with richly-moulded corbels over pilaster-like jambs; stop-
chamfered beams. In outshut, stone staircase of twisting open well plan,
possibly originally external; in first-floor room to extreme left, C18
ashlar moulded fireplace, found in garden by previous owner, and possibly
removed from dining room in second bay, having been installed when parlour
formed there. First floor now continuous over entire range, with C19 open
roof trusses over third to sixth bays, and C19 king-post truss over seventh
and eighth bays. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study
Group Report No 692.

Listing NGR: SE0767585417

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Source: English Heritage

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