Description: Carr End with Attached Screen Wall
Date Listed: 9 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 323095
OS Grid Reference: SD9104886885
OS Grid Coordinates: 391048, 486885
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2775, -2.1390
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BAINBRIDGE MARSETT LANE
SD 98 NW
13/73 Carr End with attached
Farmhouse, now 2 houses, and attached screen wall. Late C17, with late
C18 - early C19 alterations. Rubble, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 first-
floor windows, wall projecting at right angles from left-hand end. House:
between bays 3 and 4, part-glazed door in ashlar surround. To left, sash
windows with glazing bars, in ashlar surrounds on ground floor, and in
architraves on first floor. To right, 1 bay of tripartite sash windows in
ashlar surround. To far left, blank bay. Stacks at ends, to left and
between bays 1 and 2. Rear elevation: Venetian window to landing on
staircase. Right return: projecting chimneybreast. Interior: in sitting
room to left, panelled shutters, early C18 panelled cupboard door next to
fireplace, stop-chamfered beams and joists. Dining room to right: Regency
6-panel doors and deal panelling. Cantilevered stone geometrical staircase.
Screen wall has board door in ashlar surround and 2 different decorative
lintels, both inscribed "IF : 1667" (John Fothergill). The Fothergill
family were Quakers, and meetings were held at the house before the building
of Countersett Meeting House (qv). Dr John Fothergill, an eminent physician
and author of medical treatises, was born here in 1712 (died 1780). The
name of the house refers to the end of Semer Water, a lake, or carr, in
dialect. Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of North Yorkshire,
(1890), p 341.
Listing NGR: SD9104886885
Source: English Heritage
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