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Description: Grassfield House Hotel
Date Listed: 3 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331144
OS Grid Reference: SE1521865828
OS Grid Coordinates: 415218, 465828
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0881, -1.7688
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BEWERLEY RAMSGILL ROAD
SE 16 NE (west side)
3/16 Grassfield House Hotel
House, now hotel. 1810. For Hanley Hutchinson. Ashlar, grey slate roof.
2-storey, 5-bay main block, the central 3 bays pedimented and breaking
forward; 3 bays deep. Attached range to left adjoins rear of building, of 2
storeys and 2 bays with later 2-storey, l-bay addition to left. Wall
attached to rear right continues to right, ramps down to gate piers and
continues for approximately 10 metres. Main block: central glazed double
door with fanlight in moulded architrave with imposts; flanking Doric
columns support entablature, cornice and blocking course. Flanking windows,
ground floor: 4-pane sashes with projecting sills and incised lintels.
First floor: sashes with glazing bars, sill band to central 3 bays, lintels
as ground floor. Rectangular recesses between ground and first-floor
windows. Moulded eaves and pediment cornice. Hipped roof with paired
stacks to bays 2 and 4. Attached range to left: two 16-pane sashes to
ground floor, sashes with glazing bars above. Architectural details as main
facade. Left bay not of special interest. Wall attached to right: 2 blind
windows with rectangular panels above; moulded cornice and blocking course.
To right: ramped wall of coursed squared rubble with flat coping; lean-to
garden house attached to north side with 3 blocked round arched windows with
keystones, gable coping and bulbous kneelers. Gate piers approximately 3
metres high: plinths, cornices and pyramidal finials. Wall continues for
approximately 10 metres to right, ramped down once. Hanley Hutchinson was a
leading figure in the Greenhow lead mining industry in the area. He leased
the Cockhill-Sunside lead mines from the Yorke family and was a member of
the provisional committee of the Yorkshire and Lancashire railway in the
1840's. He owned the Brigg House Rolling Mill where sheet lead and lead
pipes were manufactured. W Grainge, Nidderdale, (1863), p 65. B Jennings,
A History of Nidderdale (1967), pp 201, 295, 341.
Listing NGR: SE1521865828
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Source: English Heritage
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