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Beck House, Giggleswick

Description: Beck House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 323813

OS Grid Reference: SD8104463991
OS Grid Coordinates: 381044, 463991
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0715, -2.2912

Location: Church Street, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire BD24 0DA

Locality: Giggleswick
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD24 0DA

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Listing Text

SD 86 SW
(east side)
Beck House

- 11*

Formerly house, now part of Giggleswick School. Early c18 with early C19 and 1930s
alterations. Squared rubble, limestone dressings, slate roof. Originally central
staircase plan. Garden front: tripartite composition. Central 2 storeys 3 bays
with recessed 2 storeys 2 bays wings. Central entrance has eared architrave,
6 panel door and 8 pane rectangular fanlight. Console brackets support round pedi-
ment; pulvinated frieze with lion's mask and foliate carving. Flanking ground floor
windows each has moulded architrave , pulvinated frieze and broken round pediment ;
18 pane sashes. 3 first floor windows similar but with 15 pane sashes and triangular
pediments. Projecting chamfered quoins. Round-headed pediment to gable with 3
attic windows in tympanum: single central light with moulded architrave and 24 pane
sashes flanked by 2 oculi. Left and right-hand ridge stacks. Hipped wings to left
and right each have 2 windows per storey, moulded architraves; 18 pane sashes to
ground floor and 15 panes to upper floor. Upper floor string course. Projecting
chamfered quoins. Moulded eaves cornice. Right- and left-hand fluted rainwater
heads inscribed T B (T Banker) 1787. 1930s extension to left, 2 storeys, 7 bays.
Right-hand return. Ground floor windows retain early C18 sashes with 36 panes.
Interior: early C19 dog-leg staircase. Dog-leg servants' stairs retain early C18
closed string turned balusters and grip handrail to attic. Kitchen retains early
C18 fireplace with huge overmantle, fluted capitals. A similar treatment of 5 bay
pediment of 1707 at Brizlincote Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire.

Listing NGR: SD8104463991

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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