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Dole Bank Farmhouse, Bishop Thornton

Description: Dole Bank Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 330942

OS Grid Reference: SE2751664159
OS Grid Coordinates: 427516, 464159
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0726, -1.5810

Location: Bishop Thornton, North Yorkshire HG3 3PJ

Locality: Bishop Thornton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3PJ

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/21 Dole Bank Farmhouse


House. Dated 1670 with alterations C18. Rendered, Westmorland slate roof.
2 storeys, 3 bays, with slightly recessed C19 bay added to left. Central
C20 glazed door with long and short jambs stones and lintel with elaborate
carving in relief of central flower motif and flanking scrolls. Windows to
left and right are 8-pane sashes in stone architraves. First floor -
central round-arched sash with glazing bars; 4-pane sashes to left and
right. Stone gutter brackets, stone stacks far left and to right of centre.
Right return: first-floor sash window in stone architrave with datestone
above carved with cross and saltire cross. Rear: 2-storey wing projects to
right. It has recessed mullion windows with hoodmoulds, and a limestone
plaque over the doorway has a coat of arms with the crosses similar to those
on the datestone, and a sheaf of corn above the helmet. Dole Bank was
originally called Dall Bank; in c1230 William de Dall established a chantry
chapel in his courtyard, but it was not certainly surviving in the C16. The
Hearth Tax return (c1670) shows that Dole Bank was occupied by Thomas Berney
and had 7 hearths - one of the largest houses in the district. At about
that time Mary Ward was attempting to found an order of nuns at Dole Bank,
but her attempt was prevented by the prosecutions for treason of local
Catholic gentry in 1678 following the 'Popish Plot'. The house is still
visited by pilgrims. Father Hugh Aveling, 'The Catholic Recusants of the
W R of Yorkshire, 1558-1790', Proc Leeds Phil and Hist Soc X Part VI, Sep
1963, p 238-9. H Speight, Nidderdale and the Garden of the Nidd 1894, pp;

Listing NGR: SE2751664159

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Source: English Heritage

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