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Bee House to West of Dale Head Farmhouse and Wall to Left, Westerdale

Description: Bee House to West of Dale Head Farmhouse and Wall to Left

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 328066

OS Grid Reference: NZ6777204442
OS Grid Coordinates: 467772, 504442
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4309, -0.9568

Location: West Ayton, North Yorkshire YO21 2DE

Locality: Westerdale
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO21 2DE

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Listing Text

(east side)

10/148 Bee house to west of
Dale Head Farmhouse
and wall to left


Purpose-built bee shelter and wall. 1832. Sandstone with purple Lakeland slate
roof. Lectern shape. 1 low storey. Plinth with coping band. Upon this an
arcade of 6 shouldered segmental arches with monolith heads supported on side
masonry and single slabs between. The alcoves thus formed were used as shelters
for straw bee skeps in winter. Band at eaves. Stone ridge and end copings,
moulded kneelers.

Short length of low wall to left holds bronze plaque dating the building and
also its restoration in 1983 by the National Park Committee.

RCHM op cit p.186.

Listing NGR: NZ6777204442

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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