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Description: Dakyn House
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322762
OS Grid Reference: NZ1397506532
OS Grid Coordinates: 413975, 506532
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4540, -1.7860
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NZ 1306 KIRBY HILL VILLAGE GREEN
17/61 Dakyn House
(formerly listed as John
Hospital of St John the Baptist, now almshouses. Dated 1754. Founded by
Rev John Dakyn, DD. Coursed rubble, stone slate roofs. Double-depth plan.
2 and 1 storeys, 4 bays to the Green. Quoins at ends and left of second
bay. All openings have C20 ashlar architraves, the windows mostly 3-light
mullion. From left: a window on each floor; board door with single-light
window above; a window on each floor; C20 plaque with present name, and
above it a circular plaque inscribed "Built by Tho. Buckton, Fra. Allen
1754"; ground-floor window; board door; ground-floor window. Rebuilt stacks
at ends and centre. 2-span roof. The hospital was founded by Rev John
Dakyn, DD, at the same time as the Grammar School (qv). The hospital
originally accommodated 27 inmates, reduced to 12 men and 12 women in 1803
when the building was extended, and was converted into a smaller number of
flats in the 1950s. T Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of North
Yorkshire, (1890), pp 466-467; VCH i, p 97; W White, History, Gazetteer and
Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, (1840), pp 651-652.
Listing NGR: NZ1398106534
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Source: English Heritage
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