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Dakyn House, Kirby Hill

Description: Dakyn House

Grade: II
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

Location: Kirby Hill, North Yorkshire DL11 7JH

Locality: Kirby Hill
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7JH

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Listing Text

(south side)
17/61 Dakyn House
(formerly listed as John
Dakin's Almshouse)



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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