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The Borough Bailiff, Knaresborough

Description: The Borough Bailiff

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 330803

OS Grid Reference: SE3496557143
OS Grid Coordinates: 434965, 457143
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0091, -1.4680

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 0EA

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/137 No 70 (The Borough
Bailiff) (formerly listed
5.2.52 as No 70 (Commercial Hotel)


Public house. C16 with mid C18 refronting and C20 restoration. Limestone,
rendered; Westmorland slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays. Panelled door in bay
2, left has fanlight with glazing bars, flanking fluted pilasters with
paterae and open triangular pediment. Random fenestration; bow windows with
sashes and glazing bars to bays 1, 3 and 4; paired sashes and single sash,
all with glazing bars, to right of entrance. First floor, left to right: 9-
pane unequally-hung sash, 3-light sash with large panes and balcony, 9-pane
sash, 3-light sash. Most of the window frames were renewed c1976. Fine
wrought-iron balcony with patterns of half circles, crosses and scrolls
probably part of C18 refronting. Hipped roof, 4 stacks spaced along ridge.
Interior: extensive remains of timber-framed building. A fine late-C17
staircase at rear of bay 2, with turned balusters and moulded handrail. The
building was thoroughly examined during alterations in the 1930's and c1976.
Yorkshire Archaeological Journal (32), 1935 p2.
North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report
No 180, February 1976.

Listing NGR: SE3496557143

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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