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Lainger House, Bordley

Description: Lainger House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324617

OS Grid Reference: SD9508162758
OS Grid Coordinates: 395081, 462758
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0607, -2.0766

Location: Bordley, North Yorkshire BD23 6ND

Locality: Bordley
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 6ND

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Listing Text

(east side)

19/28 Lainger House

- II

House. Dated 1673, altered mid-late C19. Rubble, graduated stone slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays; bay 1 projecting as a 2-storey porch; 2-bay farm
building to right. The projecting bay has C17 remains and quoins; the
doorway is in the right return and has a very elaborate moulded surround;
the quoined jambs have 2 quarter-round mouldings divided by a fillet on the
chamfer, which is carried across the lintel as an irregular wavy line, the
central wave lower and the lintel having 3 recessed panels: to left the
letter "I", to right "G" and in the centre the date "1673" above a running
animal (a goat?) and a clover leaf, all in relief. A continuous dripmould,
which has returned from the front of the bay, steps up as a small
shouldered arch over the centre of the lintel. The front of bay 1 has
further eccentric details: a 3-light recessed chamfered window to
ground floor is below the dripmould which steps down and has a stepped stop
to left. The first-floor window is of 3 round-headed lights with cavetto
moulding; the hoodmould has spiral stops and the central part is raised to
form the arms and shoulders of a figure whose carefully carved head, full-
face, appears above. The head is surmounted by a series of 5 perching
ledges, those to each side of the head suggesting a wide-brimmed hat, a
blocked opening directly above the head and a hoodmould over this. Bay 2:
the half-glazed 4-panel door, right, is in a plain stone surround with 3-
stone jambs and large lintel. To left, and bay 3, ground and first floor,
there are 4-pane sashes in plain surrounds. The bay 3 wall-line breaks
forward slightly. The porch. has a lower roof than the main body of the
house; both have bulbous kneelers and gable copings, a large corniced stack
to left gable and to right of bay 2. Interior: the original doorway opened
onto the side of a large stack, the fireplace and flanking doorways facing
into the main room lit by the bay-2 window. The wide arched fireplace has
a moulded chamfer and finely cut voussoirs, the segmental-arched doorways
are also of finely cut blocks, that to right is obscured by a staircase and
partition. 2 spine beams on corbels are boxed in; an inserted partition
screens this room from the later entrance. The bay-3 room is floored at a
higher level and the dividing wall has 2 wooden grilles. The style of the
carving on the house and the fireplace are similar to The Folly, Settle
(1675, q.v.)

Listing NGR: SD9508162758

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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