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Duck House, Farndale East

Description: Duck House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 328881

OS Grid Reference: SE6830094621
OS Grid Coordinates: 468300, 494621
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3426, -0.9509

Location: Daleside Road, Farndale East, North Yorkshire YO62 7LH

Locality: Farndale East
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 7LH

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Listing Text

SE 69 SE
(north-east side, off)
6/47 Duck House
- II*
Farmhouse. C16-C17; C19 extension and alteration; modernised, roof renewed
and partly raised in C20. Partly cruck-framed, encased in squared limestone
rubble with cedar shingle roof; brick and stone stacks. A longhouse
originally, the low end later converted to domestic occupation. Single-
storey and attic, 3-window high end to left, with altered 2-storey, 3-window
low end to right. Original cross passage door to right of centre now
blocked: present entrance is a C20 board door approached by stone steps at
centre right. Windows are small-pane casements with stone sills to both
storeys. Tooled lintels to ground-floor openings. Original high end has
single-light fire window and a 2-light chamfered mullion window, both in
chamfered surrounds. Attic windows are flat dormers with 2-light small-pane
casements. End left, right of centre and centre right stacks. Gable wall
to right: a large flat stone with a hole through its centre projects from
the masonry, approximately 2 metres from the ground. This is said to have
been used for making withies. Rear: to end right, a plank door in a
chamfered surround beneath a shallow Tudor arch. 2 unaltered square lights
to left of door, in chamfered surrounds. Remaining windows are replacements
in altered openings, including a 2-light, small-pane casement blocking the
original cross passage door to left of centre. Interior. Ground floor:
chamfered beams and square section joists with run-out stops visible in end
left and centre rooms to original high end; ceiling to room to right
underdrawn, but beam survives. Partition walls of fielded panelling and
grooved studs survive between rooms. End left room contains inglenook
fireplace with chamfered bressumer, heck post and plain stone chimney-piece.
Spice cupboard recess to left and former turf oven to right. Centre room
contains C19 box stairs. Room to right has a sleeping area partitioned off
in square grooved panelling incorporating 2 doors, one with butterfly
hinges, one with H-L hinges. A portion of similar panelling survives within
the room, to right of the door. Attic: 2 pairs of full crucks with saddle
apex, butt purlins pegged into spurs. A third pair, upper crucks, is boxed
but has a saddle apex. 2 bays of the roof are underdrawn but original
rafters are visible in the centre bays. Stone firehood survives against the
end wall. The centre bays contain 2 built-in box beds. The house was
possibly built by John or Thomas Duck, a Farndale mason c1520, whose family
lived there until c1750. Following the loss of Carr Cote, Bilsdale, and of
Oak Cragg, Farndale, Duck House is of considerable importance as a
surviving example of a Moors farmhouse of the post-medieval period.
M Hartley and J Ingilby, Life in the Moorlands of N.E Yorkshire, 1972;
pp 11-12; 23.

Listing NGR: SE6830094621

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Source: English Heritage

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