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
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SE 24 NW LEATHLEY THE GREEN
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
Source: English Heritage
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