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West Cliff Farmhouse, Danby

Description: West Cliff Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 327956

OS Grid Reference: NZ6886105007
OS Grid Coordinates: 468861, 505007
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4358, -0.9399

Location: Danby, North Yorkshire YO21 2NN

Locality: Danby
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO21 2NN

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(west side)

10/38 Blackmires Farmhouse


The address shall be amended to read:-

(west side)

10/38 West Cliff Farmhouse



West side

10/38 Blackmires Farmhouse


Longhouse, C17 with alterations and extensions. Originally 1 storey
and loft; byre turned into living quarters in late C17, the whole
raised to 2-storey height, possibly in 1761 (date on right end
chimney). Taller left early C19 wing and barn extension a little
later. Older part coursed sandstone in large blocks with rough
herringbone tooling; the top six courses and the extensions more
even and smaller. Roofs,renewed in modern concrete tiles, retain
stone dressings. Central boarded through-passage door; Yorkshire
sash above. At right 3-light chamfered stone-mullioned window and
a 2-light window, missing its mullion, above; at left C20 casements.
Early C19 part 2 taller storeys, 2 bays. At right a half-glazed
door under an obliterated date panel; small single light above.
Modern casements in old openings with heavy lintels and projecting
cills. 2-storey, 1-bay further extension (said to have been used
as Quaker Meeting House) has replaced boarded door, small opening
at left and window with Y-tracery head above; also small vent holes.
Roofs have stone copings and square kneelers. Corniced chimneys at
right end and backing on to the through-passage.

Rear elevation shows small, chamfered fire window at left, then a
feeding-trough with through access, possibly dating from the early
period of agricultural use. Boarded door with remnant of small
2-light mullioned window directly above, under later Yorkshire sash.
Through-passage door and fire window to right of it, both blocked.
modern glazing in C18 opening above. The C19 part projects at
right with a Y-tracery-headed stair window above a lintel inscribed
DAIRY. Extruded pent kitchen extension. Stable door, loft door
and a small upper window in extreme right bay.

Interior: in original byre part an early C19 kitchen fireplace
partly concealing a C17 stone moulded fireplace; opening for loft
ladder alongside. Similar opening by C18 fireplace in house part,
and holes for lower loft joists. In C19 part a good staircase with
chamfered balusters and ramped handrail

Listing NGR: NZ6886105007

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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