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High Apprentice House, Fewston

Description: High Apprentice House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331431

OS Grid Reference: SE1690056052
OS Grid Coordinates: 416900, 456052
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0002, -1.7437

Location: Hardisty Hill, Fewston, North Yorkshire LS21 2PJ

Locality: Fewston
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS21 2PJ

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Listing Text

SE 15 NE
(west side)
2/39 High Apprentice House
- II

House. c1800 altered probably mid C19. Coursed squared gritstone laid to
watershot courses, graduated stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 3 bays with
2-storey, 2-bay additions to left and arched gateway far left. Doors with
tie-stone jambs to bays 1 and 2; bay 1 doorhead raised and a round arch
inserted, bay 2 former paired doors, that to right blocked. Windows: ground
and first floors: 4-pane sashes in sawn-stone surrounds, inserted round
arched heads to ground floor only. 16-pane sashes to second floor.
Possible blocked loading door first floor, left. Shaped gutter brackets and
kneelers; gable copings. End stacks and between bays 1 and 2. Added bays
to left (of 2 builds): rectangular 2-pane window to left, 16-pane fixed
window to right. Central ridge stack. Rear: the facade, including the
outbuildings, is rendered and lined to resemble ashlar. The main block has
a central door with tie-stone jambs, flanking 2-light flat-faced mullion
windows to ground and first floors and single lights first-floor centre and
second floor. Similar fenestration to lower block, right. A second round
arch to right. Interior: no access between bays 1 and 2 at ground floor:
remainder of house has common access but the rear range of rooms, with
central staircase, has mid-late C19 fireplace, superior plasterwork and 6-
panel doors. Left (lower) bay has a large fireplace, the lintel carried on
cyma-moulded stone brackets, and a cast-iron range. The house was one of 2
apprentice houses built by Colbeck Ellis and Co, who constructed the West
House Flour Mill between 1797 and 1803. It housed children brought from
workhouses in London who were apprenticed to the mill owners. The High
Apprentice House was probably closed in 1843 when the mill became bankrupt
and the building adapted for cottages, but it has remained in the ownership
of Leeds Corporation and is one property at the time of resurvey. Listed
partly for historical reasons. G Shutt, "Wharfedale Water Works", M Phil
Univ Leeds, 1979; H E Bogg, Higher Wharfeland, 1904, pp 45-49.

Listing NGR: SE1690056052

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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