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Witch of the Woods House Approximately 500 Metres North of Cowmyers, Azerley

Description: Witch of the Woods House Approximately 500 Metres North of Cowmyers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331021

OS Grid Reference: SE2677773203
OS Grid Coordinates: 426777, 473203
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1540, -1.5915

Location: Azerley, North Yorkshire HG4 3NF

Locality: Azerley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3NF

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

5/19 Witch of the Woods House
approximately 500 metres
north of Cowmyers

- II

House. C17 with major alterations 1717 and restoration C20. Coursed
cobbles, pantile roof. l½ storeys, 2 bays, with l-bay addition at right
end. Central gabled porch with board door. Double-chamfered mullion
windows of 3 lights to left and 4 lights to right and narrow fire-window
right again. Two 2-light casement windows under eaves. End stacks of
stone, with a datestone on the south side of stack to right inscribed:

'W' (George Wells)

Bay to right has board door only. Interior not inspected in detail but the
house is no longer divided into separate rooms and is only lofted over at
the right end. The cross-beam and joists have been removed from the west
end. The roof is supported by A-frames with straight timbers of small
scantling. The cruck truss described in the previous list description was
not visible. Henry Wells of Cowmyers (qv) bequeathed the 'Old Firehouse' to
his 3 younger sons, 1 of whom was George. In 1716 one son, William, was
selling his share of the house, and it is possible that the whole property
was being sold. The datestone at Witch of the Woods may therefore record
major alterations by George Wells when he moved there from the 'Old
Firehouse' in 1717. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings
Study Group Report Numbers 272 (1985) and supplement.

Listing NGR: SE2677773203

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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