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Armistad Farmhouse, Litton

Description: Armistad Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 324710

OS Grid Reference: SD9046574191
OS Grid Coordinates: 390465, 474191
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1634, -2.1475

Location: Litton, North Yorkshire BD23 5QJ

Locality: Litton
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5QJ

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Listing Text

(north side)

20/123 Armistad Farmhouse


House. Dated 1734 with C17 remains and mid-late C19 refenestration.
Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys
with attic, 3 x 1½ bays. Quoins. Central 6-panel door in plain surround
with entablature and moulded cornice, stone plaque with lettering " R A "
above. 4-pane sashes in slightly projecting sawn stone surrounds. Stone
gutter brackets, shaped kneelers, moulded gable copings, corniced end
stacks. Rear: sawn stone surround to stair window, otherwise recessed
chamfered mullion windows; a mullion and transom window to half cellar,
left, and a 2-light window to cellar, centre. Right return: the lower
walling is of less well dressed stone, indicating the C17 structure, raised
in smaller stones. To first floor, right, a 4-pane sash in C18 ashlar
architrave; a similar surround to a smaller 6-pane gable window. Interior:
narrow entrance hall; inserted partition wall between hall and living room,
left. Large fireplace with segmental tripartite arch with joggled joints
and incised in imitation of voussoirs. Parlour to front right: a fine
built-in cupboard in centre of rear wall, of pine, with fluted-pilasters,
keyed round arch to surround, fielded panel doors, ribbed coving to
interior and shaped shelves. Rear room, right: dairy with stone shelves; a
timber partition with reused C17 panelling between dairy and central stair-
well. Fine staircase of 3 straight flights, the lower 5 steps of stone;
knopped balusters and moulded handrail. Window shutters and 6-panel doors.
First floor: access to the attic storey, far left. The C17 house was of 2
bays with large fireplace to living room/kitchen left, unheated parlour
right and dairy under a rear outshut. The 1734 alterations included
raising the house to 2 full storeys with attic, and building an extra room
onto the rear left. The central door opened directly into the living room
and a fireplace was put into the parlour - the probable surround now reset
upstairs. The staircase, built-in cupboard and architraves to right return
also belong to this period. C19 alterations included partitioning the
living room to form an entrance passage, refenestration and enlargement of
the doorway.

Listing NGR: SD9046574191

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Source: English Heritage

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