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Scar House, Buckden

Description: Scar House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324624

OS Grid Reference: SD9214178875
OS Grid Coordinates: 392141, 478875
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2056, -2.1220

Location: Buckden, North Yorkshire BD23 5JE

Locality: Buckden
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5JE

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Listing Text


6/37 Scar House


- II

House. Dated 1697 for James Tennant but with probably earlier C17 and C18
remains; the front wall rebuilt and plan altered 1876 for John William
Ramsden of Buckden House. Coursed limestone rubble, graduated stone slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Quoins. A half-glazed C20 door to right of centre
in a rusticated quoined surround having pulvinated frieze, moulded cornice
over a stone date plaque with " T " in raised letters and 4-petal flower
motif. A plaque above has in raised letters "REBUILT" Mullioned windows
of 2, 4, and 4 lights to each floor. Stone gutter brackets, shaped
kneelers, gable copings, corniced end stacks. Rear: C17 recessed chamfered
mullions of 3 and 5 lights to ground floor and 3 and 4 lights above; there
is a large rectangular stair window centre with C20 glazing and below it a
blocked round arched single-light window. Left return: a C20 glazed door
in chamfered quoined surround with cambered head, left. Right return:
remains of plinth; 2 low windows with reused or altered C17 surrounds.
Interior: the front door opens into a narrow passage, the left wall an
inserted partition, with door into left and right rooms; a thick cross
wall divides the front room from the rear entrance lobby left, central 1876
staircase, and pantry/buttery right. Ground floor left - the main living
room has a large fireplace with chamfered voussoirs of an archway to left,
now with a 4-panel door into a small storeroom with stone shelves. The
fireplace has an inner arch with finely worked cyma mouldings to the
voussoirs and jambs. The front parlour, right, has an inserted partition
wall with built-in cupboard, the partition creating a narrow 'toolroom' to
the rear, between the parlour and rear dairy, which has a stone salting
slab inscribed " IT 1694". The house was the property of the Tennant
family in the C17; George Fox preached there in 1652. The Inventory of
James Tennant, the builder of the earliest remains surviving, is dated 1719
and refers to the main chambers on 2 floors and garrets, probably in the
roof. K.Baird, A Study of Vernacular Buildings in Buckden and
Langstrothdale, M.A. Dissertation, University of Manchester, 1987.
A. RaistricK, The Dalesman, 1946

Listing NGR: SD9214178875

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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