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St Agnes House, Ripon

Description: St Agnes House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 330071

OS Grid Reference: SE3152571026
OS Grid Coordinates: 431525, 471026
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1341, -1.5190

Location: High Street Agnesgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1QT

Locality: Ripon
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 1QT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Ailey Hill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

1/7 (south side)
No 16 (St Agnes House)
[formerly listed as
No 16 (St Agnes Lodge)]


1693. Carpenter: Abraham Smith. (So much can at least be conjectured from the words
"Abraham Smith 1693" painted on to one of the purlins). Brick, now roughcast.
Pantiled roof. Two storeys and attics. Five bays: circular windows with 4 keystones
each (one replaced by neo-Georgian bay). Heavily rusticated door with quintuple
keystone. Very large chimneybreast at west end, with set backs each marked by small
triangular or segemental pediments, presumably in moulded brick. Rear wing:
2 storeys, and one bay, with contemporary shaped gable.

Interior. Good contemporary wainscotting. Three diagonally placed fireplaces.
Staircase with fat vase-shaped balusters, closed string and scrolled console against
lower newel (cf No 14 High St Agnesgate). Two contemporary paintings set into the
wainscotting in overmantels of 2 first floor rooms. One shows a rural scene in the
foreground of which is a signpost, apparently bearing the initials:


Listing NGR: SE3152571026

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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