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Description: Knaresborough House
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330794
OS Grid Reference: SE3482057268
OS Grid Coordinates: 434820, 457268
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0103, -1.4702
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SE 3457 KNARESBOROUGH HIGH STREET
6/125 No 107 (Knaresborough
Town house, now council offices. Late C18 for the Collins family. Coursed
squared limestone, stone slate roof. 3-storey, 5-bay square central block
flanked by single-storey, 2-bay wing to left and 2-storey, 2-bay wing to
right. Central panelled door with fanlight and portico with Tuscan columns
supporting fluted frieze, dentilled cornice and triangular pediment. Sashes
with glazing bars, projecting sills and flat arches throughout first and
second floors, 6-pane sashes to 3rd floor. Balustraded band at first-floor
level. Moulded eaves cornice, hipped roof, wide lateral stacks. Rear:
flanking wings single-storey, windows and balustrade as front. The house
became the property of Knaresborough Council in 1951. Interior: entrance
hall with 2 pairs of columns with plain beaded capitals. 6-panel doors,
tiled floor. To left: wide cantilevered staircase of 2 lights with plain
balustrade. Venetian landing window contains painted glass with monograms
and coats of arms. Council Chamber at centre of ground floor rear rooms,
has plaster ceiling frieze of triglyphs and lamps and classical style
fireplace of carved wood.
Listing NGR: SE3482057268
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Source: English Heritage
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