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Captain Cooks House, Whitby

Description: Captain Cooks House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 326799

OS Grid Reference: NZ9003011043
OS Grid Coordinates: 490030, 511043
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4868, -0.6118

Location: Grape Lane, Westerdale, North Yorkshire YO22 4BA

Locality: Whitby
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 4BA

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Captain Cook's House
NZ 9011 2/135 23.2.54.


3 storeys in brick with maroon ochre. Heavy diagonal brick eaves cornice.
4 windows, one blocked, arranged in pairs, flush frames, double-hung sashes
with glazing bars and small brick leaded oval windows to ends of elevation
on 1st and 2nd floors. Late C18 or early C19 elephant backed fluted pedimented
doorcase with blocked radiating fanlight and 6-fielded door with 2 glazed
panels, on left. Interior with panelling. Attics unchanged where, from
1746, the future Captain Cook lived when apprenticed to Captain Walker.
Inset foot scraper. May be of earlier origins, but bears plaque in front
on centre over ground floor inscribed D (over) MS 1688 for Moses and Susannah
Dring. NMR.

Captain Cook's House, the Clinic and Nos 19 to 28 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: NZ9003011043

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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