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Duck Street Cottage, Bewerley

Description: Duck Street Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331130

OS Grid Reference: SE1138563731
OS Grid Coordinates: 411385, 463731
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0694, -1.8275

Location: Duck St Lane, Bewerley, North Yorkshire HG3 5JH

Locality: Bewerley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 5JH

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Listing Text

SE 16 SW (west side)
7/2 Greenhow
Duck Street Cottage

30.5.86 II

2 cottages with attached barn and outbuildings. Dated 1673, with mid to
late C18 additions and alterations. Coursed gritstone rubble, graduated
stone slate roofs. A long south-facing range composed of 4 elements:
1) a 2-storey, l-bay, baffle-entry cottage with lean-to addition at west
end; 2) a 2-storey, 2-bay cottage with slightly lower ridge-line;
3) a tall 2-bay barn; 4) a 2-storey, l-bay additional farm outbuilding.
South front: 1) l-bay C17 cottage has: board door on right, the left jamb
altered, the right jamb of small stones, the lintel with raised inscription
? 'A D' over painted white and a symbol of a small rectangle with external
triangles beneath; to left a 4-light, now 2-light, recessed-chamfered
mullion window with dripmould; similar 3-light window above. Lean-to on
left: board door with narrow light above. Gable coping on left; end stacks.
2) 2-bay cottage has: glazed door in sawn stone surround on right; square
4-pane window in stone surround to left and above. 3) Barn: cart entrance
with jambs composed of quoins and tall narrow blocks, segmental arch with
voussoirs; square opening above; byre door to right, the right jambs forming
quoins to former barn end. 4) Additional bay entered from east gable end;
south front has small window on ground floor and larger opening above;
shaped kneeler and gable coping to right. Interior: C17 door opens onto
side of large fireplace with stone stairs against rear wall beyond; the
ceiling of the front room has a large spine beam with cyma stops. Barn:
byre has timber stalls with hayloft over; roof has 2 queen-strut trusses
with chiselled carpenters marks. The building has a complicated history:
the C17 cottage may have been larger originally (Report 1977), but
conversion to 2 cottages in the mid-late C18 makes interpretation difficult.
The buildings may have been linked with the large Greenhow limestone quarry
behind, perhaps being used as workmens' cottages, and the large barn
suggests extensive farming activities. The site is also in the middle of
the Cockhill and Sunside Head mining area, extensively worked during the C17
to C19. B Jennings (Ed), A History of Nidderdale, 1967, p 289. North
Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report Number 452

Listing NGR: SE1138563731

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Source: English Heritage

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