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Description: Boathouse on East Side of Lake
Date Listed: 12 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330911
OS Grid Reference: SE3557253733
OS Grid Coordinates: 435572, 453733
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9784, -1.4591
SE 35 SE PLOMPTON PLOMPTON ROCKS
5/240 Boathouse on east side of
Boathouse, c1760. For Daniel Lascelles. Coursed gritstone blocks, some
almost megalithic, and outcrop. A rectangular structure approximately 2.5
metres wide and 7 metres long. Entrance on north side (from land) is a
narrow opening with large lintel and rebates and hooks for a hung door on
the inner side. The wall is composed of very large boulders and is built
between natural rock outcrops. The opening to the water is a shallow arch
with rock-faced rustication to keystone and voussoirs. Interior: side walls
are formed by the cut-back faces of the rock outcrops. The roof is a barrel
vault of dressed gritstone blocks. Plompton Rocks is well known as a
natural rock formation, but the boat house is one of several rock-cut
features which are contemporary with the laying-out and planting of the
Rocks as a pleasure ground for Daniel Lascelles when he was constructing
Plompton Hall (qv).
Listing NGR: SE3557253733
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Source: English Heritage
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