Description: Hill Top Farmhouse and Cottage
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324255
OS Grid Reference: SD8995063060
OS Grid Coordinates: 389950, 463060
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0634, -2.1550
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MALHAM BACK LANE
SD 86 SE
Hill Top Farmhouse
Farmhouse dated 1617 with 2 bay Cl8 extension to left. Slobbered rubble, stone
dressings, stone slate roof; extension of dressed stone. 2 storeys, 6 bays.
Lobby-entrance through 2-storey projecting porch forming fourth bay of house.
Moulded surround to entrance with basket-arched head and moulded spandrels.
Datestone above with barely legible inscription apparently reading: William
Dripstone over. Upper-floor 2-light double-chamfered window with square stool
and head to cavetto mullion; hoodmould over. Small opening in gable in centre
of pigeon loft containing a triangular arrangement of 22 holes. Pyramidal
finial to gable. Right-hand return of porch contains an upper floor window with
cavetto surround and 2 rows of pigeon holes above, lower row now blocked. No
openings in left-hand returned porch. To right of porch is ground floor double
chamfered window with cavetto mullion, formerly 4 lights but right 1 hand
mullion now cut out and door inserted in 2 right-hand lights. Two 3-light
double chamfered windows above with square stools and heads to cavetto mullions.
All windows have hoodmoulds. To left of porch is 4-light double-chamfered win-
dow with cavetto mullions to ground floor. Similar 3-light window above but
with square stools and heads; both windows have hoodmoulds. C18 extension is
2 storeys, double fronted. Central entrance with plain surround to upper half.
Windows are 2-light double-chamfered with flat-faced mullions. Pigeon loft
above. Gable-end ridge stacks, and ridge stack behind porch and at junction
with C18 extension. Rear of house includes projecting bay opposite porch.
Interior contains inglenook and separate bread oven with massive bressummer of
Source: B Harrison & B Hotton, Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and
Listing NGR: SD8995063060
Source: English Heritage
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