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Shepherds Cottage, Malham Moor

Description: Shepherds Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324724

OS Grid Reference: SD8875467365
OS Grid Coordinates: 388754, 467365
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1021, -2.1735

Location: Malham Tarn, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire BD24 9PT

Locality: Malham Moor
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD24 9PT

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Listing Text

(north side)

Shepherds Cottage
14/138 (formerly listed as
Waterhouses Old Farm-
20.2.58 house)

- II

House. Dated 1635 with late C18 early C19 raised eaves and reroofing.
Coursed gritstone rubble, graduated grey slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with
2-storey porch between bays 1 and 2, and rear outshut. Quoins. Board door
to porch in sawn stone surround; reset datestone above with raised
lettering, "MT 1635 MT". Board door bay 3. Recessed chamfered mullion
windows throughout, of 4,5 and 5 lights with cavetto moulded mullions and
hoodmoulds to ground floor; of 3,4 and 4 lights to first floor; of 2 lights
to porch first floor and its right return. Stone gutter brackets, shaped
kneelers and gable coping to main range, hipped roof to porch. Ridge stack
to right of porch and at gables. A reset datestone on the east wall of the
porch has the letters "W 164- S". The house retains its C17 plan, but the
reset dated lintels, tall ground-floor windows, and raised eaves produce a
house of C18 or C19 proportions. The initials M.T. are thought to stand
for Matthew Towler and his wife, descendants of the Toller family who
farmed Water Houses for the Fountains Abbey Estate at the Dissolution. A.
Raistrick, Malham and Malham Moor, 1947 (reprinted 1983), p.103.

Listing NGR: SD8875467365

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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