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Spencer Cottage Spencer House, Melsonby

Description: Spencer Cottage Spencer House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323390

OS Grid Reference: NZ1967708458
OS Grid Coordinates: 419677, 508458
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4711, -1.6979

Location: W Road, Melsonby, North Yorkshire DL10 5ND

Locality: Melsonby
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL10 5ND

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Listing Text

NZ 1808-1908 (south side)

12/174 No 37 (Spencer House) and
Spencer Cottage
- II

2 houses, now 1, and attached stable with loft, now incorporated into house,
and cottage. Mid-late C18, with early-mid C19 and C20 additions. Coursed
sandstone, pantile roof. U-shaped plan, with main range and two rear
ranges. 2 storeys, 6 bays, the first having been added in 1908, and the
next two in the early-mid C19, although the overall impression is of a
unified design. Quoins at ends, between first and second, and third and
fourth bays. In fourth bay, a 6-panel door in ashlar architrave with bases,
pulvinated frieze and cornice. Blocked door, now window, on ground floor in
second bay. Sash windows with glazing bars, with ashlar projecting sills
and deep lintels in first bay, and with architraves in other bays. Brick
stepped eaves. Shaped kneelers, ashlar copings. Rebuilt brick stacks at
ends and between third and fourth bays. Rear: plain ashlar surrounds to
openings. Left return: C20 metal framed casement windows. Former stable,
now part of house, to rear left, linked by C20 flat-roofed linking block
(not of special interest) has quoins, and from left, board door, paired
part-glazed doors, C20 window, raised verges with reversed crowstepping, and
on left return, external stone steps up to board door to loft. Interior: in
ground-floor room to far right, fielded panel doors and shutters, panelling
and egg-and-dart motif cornice; staircase with column-on-vase balusters, the
alternate balusters removed; in first-floor room to far right, fielded
panelling and dentil cornice. Set into the architrave of the front door to
left and right are cast-iron bell-pushes, one marked 'NIGHT' and the other
'VISITORS', which survive from the period in the C19 when the house was
occupied by a doctor.

Listing NGR: NZ1967708458

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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