Description: West End House
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323056
OS Grid Reference: SD9475591051
OS Grid Coordinates: 394755, 491051
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3150, -2.0821
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ASKRIGG WEST END
SD 99 SW
19/34 West End House
House. C17, but probably earlier, as this house belonged to the Scropes of
Bolton Castle in the C14 and C15, and then to the Thorntons in the C16 and
C17. Rubble, stone slate roof. T-shaped plan, with rear projecting range.
2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Plinth. Central oak board door in
weathered architrave with keystone. 16-pane sash windows in weathered
architraves. On ground floor to right, 6-pane fire-window and, above it, a
blocked small 2-light mullion fire-window. Remains of other mullion
windows. Coped gable to left. Large stepped chimney-stack to right. East
(left) return of rear wing: 2 2-light double-chamfered mullion windows.
Interior: late C18 doors and window shutters. In the house body, to right
of door, C17 panelling with frieze, oak beams and joists, all said to have
been brought from Pendragon Castle; moulded plaster reveal inside blocked
mullion window; fireplace with segmental-arched lintel incised as if with
joggled voussoirs, and salt and spice boxes. Leading off the house body,
spiral oak staircase, formerly of stone. In the parlour, to left of door,
fireplace with C18 eared architrave, and C17 plaster frieze with acorns and
pomegranates between moulded base and cornice. In rear service wing,
beehive oven and huge bressumer, formerly for a firehood. On the first
floor, a partition with plastered reed infill, and splat balusters to
landing. Hartley M and Ingilby J, Yorkshire Village (1979). North
Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings, Report No 912.
Listing NGR: SD9475391059
Source: English Heritage
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