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Former House, Now Outbuilding Between Renshaw Cottage and Topham's Farmhouse, Conistone with Kilnsey

Description: Former House, Now Outbuilding Between Renshaw Cottage and Topham's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324655

OS Grid Reference: SD9808567452
OS Grid Coordinates: 398085, 467452
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1030, -2.0308

Location: Grass Wood Lane, Conistone, North Yorkshire BD23 5HS

Locality: Conistone with Kilnsey
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5HS

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Listing Text

(west side)

24/68 Former house, now
outbuilding between
Renshaw Cottage and
Topham's Farmhouse


House, now outbuilding, late C17 or earlier, extensively altered in the C18
and C19. Limestone rubble with gritstone dressings, graduated stone slate
roof. 2- storey, 3-bay range with added bay to left. Quoins. Main range:
board door left of centre with chamfered quoined jambs and large lintel;
board door with tie-stone jambs to left; C19 board double doors with
quoined jambs and wooden lintel far right; recessed 3-light window to left
with chamfered mullions to left of left-hand door, a round-headed chamfered
window above. A 3-light flat faced mullion window to right between other 2
doors, one mullion removed; a square opening with wooden lintel above.
Added bay to left: board door with plain lintel left; external stair to
board door with tie-stone jambs right. Stone stack with moulded cornice to
left of main range. Rear: small square blocked opening to ground floor
left; a loading door above ground level with sawn stone surround, centre.
Right return: 2 blocked square openings with crudely dressed surrounds to
ground floor; churn stand against wall to right. Interior: the ground
floor of bay 1 of main range seen at resurvey. There is a fireplace with
well dressed chamfered jambs and a corbelled cambered arch against the left
wall. The overmantle retains plaster decoration to ceiling height. To
left of centre a rectangular panel with 3 tiers of lettering: from the
bottom: " 1697 ","W S" and (possibly added later) " S " and a small
raised cross in a panel far left, beneath the ceiling beam. To right of
centre the overmantle is filled by a moulded recessed panel having a 3-
branched plant with paired buds and leaf-shaped finials in relief; the two
lower corners have small thistle-shaped motifs. Two spine beams have cyma
stops to the chamfers; the joists are fastened into the wall beams carried
on corbels. Only the doorway with quoined jambs, the remains of the left
window and the round-headed first-floor window are likely to date from the
late C17; the remaining openings probably date from the conversion of the
dwelling to farm use in the later C18, when the main stack must have been
demolished. North Yorkshire Building Study Group, Report No. 565, 1979

Listing NGR: SD9808567452

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Source: English Heritage

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