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Park House, Markington with Wallerthwaite

Description: Park House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 330980

OS Grid Reference: SE2668767663
OS Grid Coordinates: 426687, 467663
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1042, -1.5933

Location: Markington, North Yorkshire HG4 3EA

Locality: Markington with Wallerthwaite
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3EA

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Listing Text

WALLERTHWAITE (west side, off)

5/59 Park House

- II

Farmhouse. C17 and 1810. Coursed squared gritstone and coursed gritstone
rubble, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 3 bays. South front: bay to right is
remnant of a C17 house, the left 2 bays and the third storey overall is a
rebuild of 1810. Quoins to left. C20 6-panel door between bays to left has
sawn stone surround and a date stone above inscribed 'T. Athorpe Esqr
1810'. A large stone above has a carving in relief of a shield with lion
rampant. Flanking and first-floor windows have 16-pane C20 pivoting frames
in sawn stone surrounds. Bay to right has cross-window to ground and first
floor, both considerably restored. Kneeler and gable coping to left; roof
hipped to right. Stacks to right end and centre. Rear: C20 porch with
large external stack to left, C19 and C20 windows to right. Left return:
stone steps up to door in gable. Right return: central C20 door with almost
flat-arched chamfered stone lintel and jambs, weathered datestone set into
top of lintel. Corbelled base of external stack to first-floor fireplace
above the door. To right: 3-light recessed mullion and transom window, a 2-
light and a single-light mullioned window to first floor, and a 16-pane
window to second floor. Interior: ground floor, restored C20, has open
fireplace with cambered arch of voussoirs (restored) in room to left. The
second floor was built as a storage chamber with access from the external
stairs at the west end. The roof is divided by 5 oak trusses, the timbers
of slight scantling and thickened at the joints. The tie beam has a king-
post supporting a collar with another post above, and 3 diagonal braces
extend from king posts to principal rafters which carry 4 sets of purlins.
An excellent closely-dated roof. B Harrison and B Hutton, Vernacular Houses
in North Yorkshire and Cleveland, 1984 p 181. North Yorkshire and Cleveland
Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report Number 40 (1975).

Listing NGR: SE2668767663

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Source: English Heritage

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