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The Ridding, Bentham

Description: The Ridding

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 324056

OS Grid Reference: SD6349470146
OS Grid Coordinates: 363494, 470146
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1259, -2.5601

Locality: Bentham
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 7DE

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Listing Text

SD 67 SW
1/3 The Ridding
- II
Large house. 1857 with late C19 alterations. E.G.Paley for B.H.Bent. Squared
rubble, sandstone ashlar dressings, slate roof. Scottish baronial style. Entrance
front: 2 storeys 3 bays incorporating squat 2-stage tower to left. Entrance
in base of tower was formerly in central bay, and moved in late C19; moulded
surround 2 centre head and hoodmould with carved head stops; 2 leaf doors of
6 panels each and long iron hinges. Immediately below tower parapet is 2-light
window with flat-faced mullion and shouldered heads. Shaped corbels support
parapet which has rope moulding, arrow-slits and clasping turrets with conical
roofs. Steeply pitched hipped roof with decorative metal balustrade. Central
bay has a similar 2-light window on each floor, that on upper floow having
corbelled surround and crowstepped gable. Right-hand bay has 2-light transomed
and mullioned window with round heads. Roll moulding to top of battered plinth,
and similar moulding at first floor cill level which rises over a plaque in the
tower, now missing. On the stables to the north is a datestone inscribed
B.H.B. 1856. The Ridding is prominently sited on a spur overlooking the Wenning
Valley. Designs for west and south elevations in possession of the owners are signed
and dated by Paley.

Listing NGR: SD6349470146

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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