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Mr Aislabie's Kitchen Approximately 10 Metres South-East of the Octagon Tower, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: Mr Aislabie's Kitchen Approximately 10 Metres South-East of the Octagon Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331079

OS Grid Reference: SE2808368971
OS Grid Coordinates: 428083, 468971
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1159, -1.5719

Location: Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text


9/75 Mr Aislabie's Kitchen
approximately 10 metres
south-east of the Octagon


Remains of covered cooking hearth. c1730. Probably by Robert Doe for John
Aislabie. Coursed limestone rubble and brick. Entrance was on the east
side, with a chimney opening on the west side. Arched roof survives, but
the facade has collapsed and the chimney opening is enlarged. Interior:
against the west end there is a brick fireplace, part whitewashed. The
structure is approximately 3 metres wide and 4 metres long. The original
form was probably a rustic cave covered in turf, similar in style to the
tunnel nearby (qv), and used in food preparation for elaborate picnics. It
was described by a contemporary as 'Mr Aislabie's kitchen', and 'a cave for
the provision of viands'. It was in fact a very early type of barbecue.
W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2808368971

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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