Description: Blubberhouses Hall, Now Venture House
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331409
OS Grid Reference: SE1666355418
OS Grid Coordinates: 416663, 455418
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9945, -1.7473
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BLUBBERHOUSES HALL LANE
SE 15 NE
2/17 Blubberhouses Hall, now
House. Mid C19 for Lady Frankland, possibly by E B Lamb. Coursed squared
gritstone, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays, with 2-storey
gabled porch bay 3 and corbelled first-floor gable bay 1. In Elizabethan
style. Plinth. South front has chamfered doorcase to porch and central 4-
light chamfered mullion window , both below relieving arches, and bay window
to left of 3-lights flanked by lower single lights, all under stone roof.
Above two 2-light chamfered mullion windows and similar 3-light window to
left, all but central window below relieving arches. Projecting quoined
stack to right of porch with 3 tall flues, single tall stack to left of
porch and tall gable stack to left. Right return has ground-floor bay
window with 4-light chamfered mullion window, similar 3-light window over
and further 2-light window in gable. The hall was used as a shooting box by
Lord Walsingham, the grandson of Lady Frankland who was also the patron of
St Andrews Church (qv). E Bogg, Higher Wharfedale, 1904, p 45.
Listing NGR: SE1666355418
Source: English Heritage
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