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The Curtain, Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury

Description: The Curtain

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 323309

OS Grid Reference: NZ1834105168
OS Grid Coordinates: 418341, 505168
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4416, -1.7187

Location: High Street, Hartforth, North Yorkshire DL10 5JL

Locality: Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL10 5JL

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Listing Text

NZ 1805-1905 AND SEDBURY (east side)
Gilling West
14/95 The Curtain


3 cottages, now 2 houses. Probably C14, with many later alterations.
Rubble sandstone, C20 pantile roof with stone slates at eaves. 2 storeys, 6
first-floor windows to south. Quoins. Ground floor, from left: scar of
blocked fire window; part of blocked round-arched doorway; C20 pent-roofed
porch with casement window; three C20 casement windows. First floor:
blocked chamfered fire window surround; five C20 casement windows. Coping
to right. 2 brick ridge stacks. Rear: head of C13 type window, with 2
pointed arches, and traces of a similar window. Right return: 2 blocked
pointed-arched windows; gable with reversed crowstepping. The name of the
building is thought to derive from the Latin cortem, meaning a yard or
enclosure, which gives the English legal term curtilage. The French word
cortaine, from the same root, implies a monastic enclosure. It has been
suggested that The Curtain, and the Angel Inn, to which it is attached, were
once a small monastic house, as early architectural fragments have been
noted when various alterations have been carried out in the past, and that
The Curtain was the chapel, with a south door and east window. In the C18
and early C19, The Curtain was used as a mail house when the Angel was an
important coaching inn and mailing station, and converted into 3 cottages
after the mail had transferred to the railways. Laybourn K, Historical
Notes on the Parish Church of Gilling West, North Yorkshire, (1979), pp 3-4.

Listing NGR: NZ1835205168

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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