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Star Cottage Star House, Ripley

Description: Star Cottage Star House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331579

OS Grid Reference: SE2840460541
OS Grid Coordinates: 428404, 460541
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0401, -1.5678

Location: Main Street, Ripley, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY

Locality: Ripley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3AY

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Listing Text

SE 2860-2960 (west side)
(north side)

8/74 Star House and Star
15.3.66 (formerly listed as Star
House, formerly Star


Inn, now 2 houses. Early-mid C19. Part of the estate village of Sir
William Amcotts Ingilby. Coursed squared gritstone, grey slate roof. Corner
block of 2 storeys; 3 bays with lower bay to left to Market Place and 5 bays
to the Main Street. In Gothick style. Plinth. Facade to Main Street:
entrance to bay 2 has a 4-panel door, the upper 2 panels with trefoil heads
and interlaced glazing bars to the pointed overlight,set in a pointed-arched
doorway with a double-chamfered head decorated with flower heads'in relief;
the chamfers terminating in shields with the Ingilby star in relief at
impost level. All windows have pointed sashes with interlaced glazing bars;
the 2-piece arched lintels have a star motif as doorway at impost level.
Square hoodmoulds to all openings. Moulded eaves cornice and shallow
blocking course; hipped roof with 4 octagonal flue corniced stack between
bays 4 and 5. Left return (facade to Market Place): central doorway and
fenestration as Main street, also cornice, blocking course and hipped roof.
A 4-flue stack forward of ridge to right of entrance and a similar stack to
left. Lower bay to left has ground-floor window with string course above;
rebuilt stonework at first-floor level. Entrance to Star Cottage is at the
rear of the building, via the right return. Sir William's father, Sir John
(d1815) was responsible for the rebuilding of Ripley Castle. Sir William
used the flower motifs, Ingilby stars, 2-piece lintels and window form from
the pedestrian entrance to the gatehouse and the windows of the north
(coach-house) range of the castle for several houses in the village. The
Market Place facade is almost identical to that of Castle Close, differing
only in the chimney position. Other similar buildings are Vale Lodge,
Birchwood Farmhouse and Horngarth. Like Horngarth, Star House was formerly
an inn, The Star, which closed c1915. The engineering workshops and
outbuildings range to rear (qv) were originally the stables to the inn.

Listing NGR: SE2841060547

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Source: English Heritage

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