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Description: 2 4 and 6, Chamber End Fold
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 324765
OS Grid Reference: SE0032064206
OS Grid Coordinates: 400320, 464206
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0738, -1.9966
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GRASSINGTON CHAMBER END FOLD
8/11 Nos. 2,4, and 6
House, now 3 properties. Dated 1685 with mid - late C18 and early C19
subdivision and alterations. Coursed gritstone rubble, graduated stone
slate roof. Nos. 4 and 6 of 2 storeys; no. 2 has 3 storeys, all have 2
first-floor windows. No. 2 is the most prominent, on the east end close to
Main Street. Board door left in quoined surround, shallow triangular
doorhead; date plaque in stone frame above, "I H 1685" in raised letters
and "L M 75" added. C20 imitation sashes in slightly projecting surround
to right and 2 to first floor. A recessed chamfered mullion window of 3
stepped lights with hoodmould to second floor right. Shaped gable coping,
stone gutter brackets, end stacks. No. 4: central glazed door in plain
surround with cornice; 4-light, now 2-light, recessed chamfered mullion
wiindow to left, 4-pane sash in plain surround to right and 2 similar to
first floor; stone gutter brackets, corniced ashlar stack left. No. 6:
door in plain surround to right, C20 casement in plain surround to left,
two 4-pane sashes in plain surrounds to first floor. A continuous
dripmould, broken by the ground-floor left window, is carried across Nos. 2
and 4. Stone gutter brackets, large corniced stack left. The C17 house
was possibly divided into separate cottages in the later C18 to accommodate
mining families when the Duke of Devonshire began to develop the lead mines
on Yarnbury after 1750. Being visible fron the main street No. 2 was of
more importance and the alterations then included raising the roof and
resetting a C17 window to light the added storey. Nos. 4 and 6 remained
more humble buildings, being refenestrated in the mid C19, a period of
rapid expansion in the lead industry.
Listing NGR: SE0032064206
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