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Pond Cottage and Attached Outbuilding, Silpho

Description: Pond Cottage and Attached Outbuilding

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 327399

OS Grid Reference: SE9648092065
OS Grid Coordinates: 496480, 492065
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3151, -0.5184

Location: Kirkgate, Harwood Dale, North Yorkshire YO13 0JP

Locality: Silpho
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO13 0JP

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Listing Text


(west side)

4/80 Pond Cottage and attached


Originally longhouse with byres; now cottage and outbuildings. Early C17;
raised and extended later; further alterations in C19. Coursed sandstone
rubble with roughly-tooled quoins; pantile roof with brick stacks, one
rebuilt. 3-cell, hearth-passage plan: outshut added and extended. Single-
storey and attic, 3-window front to house; 2 single-storey, single-bay byres
attached to left. Plank door to house, and horizontal-sliding sashes to
ground floor, of 3-lights to right of door and 2-lights to left and end
right. Similar small window of 2-lights inserted beneath eaves to left of
door, and 2 half-dormers to right with scalloped bargeboards and pointed 4-
pane sashes. Timber lintels to ground-floor openings. Plank doors to
byres, with heavy plain lintels. Coped gables. End right and right of
centre stacks. Interior: in room to right of cross-passage a complete
fireplace with bressumer, heck and witch post, and hearth bench survive.
The carved witch post is an extremely rare survival of a folk object largely
restricted to North-East Yorkshire. Hartley and Ingilby, Life in the
Moorlands of North-East Yorkshire, 1972; pp8-9; fig 1. North Yorkshire and
Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group, Report No H881, 1970.

Listing NGR: SE9648092065

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Source: English Heritage

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