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Almshouses, Leathley

Description: Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330506

OS Grid Reference: SE2326747008
OS Grid Coordinates: 423267, 447008
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9187, -1.6472

Location: Stainburn Close, Leathley, North Yorkshire LS21 2LD

Locality: Leathley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS21 2LD

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/38 Almshouses



School and almshouses, now almshouses. 1769. For Mrs Ann Hitch. Coursed
gritstone, stone slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay centre block, with flanking
single-storey, 4-bay wings. Central, C20 part-glazed door with moulded
surround and pulvinated frieze and cornice over. Flanking 24-pane sashes in
plain surrounds. Semicircular window over with plain surround and sill
band carried across to eaves level of side wings. Wings have end, panelled
doors with overlights, and 24-pane sashes between doors, all with plain
surrounds. Inscription above door: 'From Desire of Fulfilling to the utmost
of Her Ability The Benevolent Intentions of Henry Hitch Esq. This School
and Hospital was Erected and Endowed by Ann Hitch His Only Surviving Sister
and Executrix. 1769.' This inscription is a modern replica, the original
lying on the ground at the west end of the building. For further
information see H Speight, Upper Wharfedale, London, 1900, p 123.

Listing NGR: SE2326647008

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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