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Town Head Farmhouse, Grassington

Description: Town Head Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 324788

OS Grid Reference: SE0014764496
OS Grid Coordinates: 400147, 464496
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0764, -1.9992

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

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Listing Text

SE 0064-0164
(east side)
8/14 Town Head Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Town Head Farm)
Farmhouse. Mid C17, reroofed mid-late C19. Coursed gritstone, grey slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with 2-storey porch between bays 1 and 2 and an
added bay to left. Quoins. Porch: board door in chamfered quoined
surround, the lintel arch possibly recut. Recessed chamfered mullion
windows throughout of 3 (mullions repositioned), 5 and 5 lights to ground
floor under a continuous dripmould; and of 4, 3 with hoodmould (to porch),
4 and 4 lights to first floor. Gable coping right; ridge stack above porch
and to each end. Eaves decorated with plaster and pebbles. Added bay to
left: C20 double doors, square loading door above gable coping left. Left
return: blocked small chamfered opening to ground floor, blocked arch to
gable. Interior of house not inspected at resurvey but reported to contain
an arched fireplace. The house is one of those built within 2 generations
of the sale of freeholds in the village by the Earl of Cumberland, George
Clifford in 1604. The left bay may be a contemporary farm building but
quoins define the original house. The decorated band below the eaves, with
chevron and semicircle motifs, is an unusual feature and probably dates
from the reroofing. Formerly known as Rathmell's farm, it belongs to the
Trustees of the Fountaine Hospital in Linton. I. Goldthorpe, One Hundred
Things to see on a walk through Grassington, 1988, (booklet).

Listing NGR: SE0014764496

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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