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The Dower House, Knaresborough

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330723

OS Grid Reference: SE3465857374
OS Grid Coordinates: 434658, 457374
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0112, -1.4726

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 9AL

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Listing Text

(west side)

6/60 No 48 (The Dower House)

Dower House, now hotel. Mid C18 with C20 additions. Red brick, Flemish
bond, C20 pantile roof, with 2 eaves courses of stone. 3 storeys, the top
storey false, 7 first-floor windows. Rusticated quoins, limestone plinth.
Central 6-panel door with fanlight; rubbed-brick round arch with keystone.
Flanking and first-floor windows: sashes with glazing bars in flush wood
architraves. Projecting sills, rubbed brick flat arches with keystones.
Second floor: 5 blind windows in tall parapet wall which disguises 3 roof
gables. Top 5 courses of parapet (above blind windows) rebuilt mid C20,
moulded limestone coping. Brick stacks to rear, left and right. Rear:
original rear wall obscured by additional wing for hotel accommodation.
Left return: one inserted sash window with glazing bars, ground floor right.
Right return: random fenestration, C20 frames. Interior: fine C18 staircase
opposite entrance. Turned balusters and newels, ramped handrail. The
building was the Dower house of the Slingsby family of Knaresborough and
Scriven. It was greatly extended in 1970-80, when the stable block was also
converted to hotel use.

Listing NGR: SE3465857374

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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