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West Dilston House and East Dilston House, Aldbrough

Description: West Dilston House and East Dilston House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323222

OS Grid Reference: NZ2026311529
OS Grid Coordinates: 420263, 511529
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4987, -1.6886

Location: Aldbrough St John, North Yorkshire DL11 7SZ

Locality: Aldbrough
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7SZ

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Listing Text

NZ 2011-2111
11/10 Aldbrough St John
West Dilston House and
East Dilston House

2 houses. Late C18, with C20 additions and alterations. Coursed sandstone,
pantile roofs with stone slates to eaves. U-shaped plan with 2 projecting
front wings and rear range to right, 2 storeys, 1:2:1 bays. Central range,
ground floor from left: round-arched window with glazing bars which
intersect at the top; sash window; board door to central passage, with
lintel scored as if voussoired; added lean-to with paired sash windows and
4-panel door below overlight. Central range, first floor: C20 casement
window; sash window. Wings have, on ground floor, a Venetian window with
ashlar surround, that to left with sash windows with glazing bars which
intersect at the top and that to right with sash windows; on first floor a
window with ashlar surround, that to left a C20 casement, that to right
sashed; to inner return of left wing a C20 ground-floor window and blocked
original window openings on ground and first floors; to inner return of
right wing a blocked ground-floor round-arched window, painted as if with
intersecting glazing bars and a first-floor sash window. Hipped roofs to
wings. White brick end stacks, red brick central stack. To left of West
Dilston House is a c1950 added 1-bay range, not of special interest. Right
return of East Dilston House incorporates a brick gable end which looks as
if it represents an earlier house on the site. Interior: both houses retain
late C18 cornices; the East house has an ashlar fireplace surround in the
rear range. East Dilston House has been used by village doctors for several
generations, and was altered to provide an extra entrance, dispensary and

Listing NGR: NZ2026311529

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Source: English Heritage

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