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Lower Summer House, Cowling

Description: Lower Summer House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 323575

OS Grid Reference: SD9659842517
OS Grid Coordinates: 396598, 442517
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8788, -2.0532

Location: Green Hill Lane, Cowling, North Yorkshire BD22 0NF

Locality: Cowling
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD22 0NF

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Listing Text

Lower Summer House

House, probably mid C17. Large dressed stone with stone slate roof. Two storeys.
The plan appears to have consisted of one large room, at the east end, and 2 next to
it. The south front has a string which forms a hoodmould over the 3 ground floor
windows, which are double chamfered and all formerly had transoms; now of 2, 3 and
1 light they were originally of 8, 12 and 4 lights. The first floor windows are of 3
and 4-lights and are also double chamfered. At the rear there are similar windows of
3, 2 and 3 lights to the ground floor and 2 of 3-lights above. In the east gable
there is a blocked chamfered doorway with Tudor head; in the west gable are 2 large
chimneybreasts which merge at the ridge into a single stack. One of these is now
largely concealed by an extension which buts into one of the rear windows, but has a
3-light chamfered stone mullion at the first floor.
Inside the larger room has been partitioned. It now hs a square stone fireplace but
the beams above it are pieced, suggesting a larger predecessor. The smaller rooms
have Tudor arched doorways from the main room. The northern room has a small
fireplace of the same shape, and another is to be found in the southern room on the
first floor.

Listing NGR: SD9659842517

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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