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53, Main Street, Grassington

Description: 53, Main Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324775

OS Grid Reference: SE0029864167
OS Grid Coordinates: 400298, 464167
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0734, -1.9969

Location: 2 Garrs End Lane, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5AA

Locality: Grassington
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 5AA

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Listing Text

SE 0064-0164
(west side)
8/22 No. 53 (previously
listed as Town Fold,
also called
10.9.54 Sunnyside)
House. Early C18, divided into 3 cottages late C18, altered to 2 cottages
probably mid C19, restored to a single dwelling mid C20. Coursed grey
gritstone, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Quoins to right.
C20 glazed door between bays 2 and 3 in a finely cut architrave with
entablature and cornice. A similar door in a plain surround between bays 1
and 2 with probably blocked door to left, now a window. Ground-floor
windows: one to each bay, plain sawn stone surrounds, C20 frames, 3 similar
windows to first floor. Slightly bulbous kneelers, gable copings. Fine
corniced ridge stack to right, banded plain stacks to ridge between bays 1
and 2, and 2 and 3. Interior: the original entrance is directly into a
living room, behind the main central living room fireplace. The central
fireplace is very wide and cambered, the lintel in 3 parts with a central
keystone, and incised in imitation of voussoirs. A stone newel staircase
against the rear wall of this room, the original partitions removed. The
building appears to have followed a pattern of changing use typical of
Grassington. A C17 farmhouse (Town Fold), divided into 3 small cottages in
the later C18, probably to house lead-miners' families; the left 2 bays
altered again to one cottage and the building becoming a Post Office and
cobbler's shop by the early C20 and returning to one house in the mid C20,
known as Sunnyside for a short tine.

Listing NGR: SE0029864167

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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