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Monks House, Thorpe Underwoods

Description: Monks House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331880

OS Grid Reference: SE4632859451
OS Grid Coordinates: 446328, 459451
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0290, -1.2942

Location: Thorpe Green Lane, Thorpe Underwood, North Yorkshire YO26 9SS

Locality: Thorpe Underwoods
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 9SS

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Listing Text

SE 45 NE
(east side)
7/61 Monk's House
(formerly listed
15/3/66 as Thorpe Underwood)
House. C17; part rebuilt and extended in mid C18; further C20
alteration and modernisation. Original house red brick in irregular
English garden wall bond, with cement-rendered brick mullions and window
surrounds. Extension orange-red brick in stretcher bond. Stone slate
roofs. Original house lobby-entry plan with parallel rear wing, later
extended to form L-shaped plan. 2-storey, 3-bay front. Original doorway
blocked by 2-light, small-pane casement, beneath blocked 2-light mullioned
window on first floor. Remaining windows are of 5 mullioned and transomed
lights, with square-leaded casements on ground floor, and C19 or C20
decorative glazing on first floor. Mullions are chamfered, and windows
recessed in quoined, double-chamfered surrounds beneath fasciated
projecting lintels. Three conjoined diagonal stacks in centre of roof
ridge. Rear: one original 2-light mullioned window survives at first
floor right. Gable end of original rear wing to left, at right angles,
with two original mullioned windows above inserted 3-light ground floor
window. Blocked 2-light mullioned window in attic, beneath brick coped,
shaped gable end. Left return: original 2-light mullioned windows to all
floors, that on ground floor with replacement small-pane casements.
Single inserted light at ground floor left. Eaves string course. Tear-
shaped sunk panel in brick surround in shaped gable apex. Right return:
2-storey-and-attic, 1-window gable wall, at left of 2-storey, 2-window
extension. 5-light mullioned and transomed windows on ground and first
floors of gable wall: blocked 3-light mullioned window in attic, above
eaves string course. Brick-coped, shaped gable. Extension has central
4-panel door in projecting gabled porch. 3-light windows throughout,
small-pane casements to right of door, and horizontal sliding sashes, with
square-leaded lights, elsewhere. Centre and right end stacks. Monk's
House has strong associations with Anne and Branwell Bronte, who lived
there from c.1841 as tutors to the children of Rev.Edmund Robinson. York
Georgian Society, Annual Report for 1984.

Listing NGR: SE4632859451

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Source: English Heritage

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