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The Almhouses, Cowesby

Description: The Almhouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 332544

OS Grid Reference: SE4661389843
OS Grid Coordinates: 446613, 489843
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3021, -1.2852

Location: Cowesby, North Yorkshire YO7 2JL

Locality: Cowesby
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 2JL

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Listing Text

SE 4689
Row of 4 almshouses, now one dwelling. Late C17 for Nathaniel, Lord Crewe,
Bishop of Durham; coverted c1980. Tooled coursed squared stone, pantile roof.
Single-storey with attic, 4 cells. Plinth. Two sets of paired chamfered
quoined doorways with triangular soffits to lintels flanked by 2-tight recessed
chamfered mullion windows. Ashlar coping on shaped kneelers with ball finials.
Rebuilt end and central ridge stacks. Rear: a single-tight recessed chamfered
window to each cell, the 2nd from right enlarged to a 2-light window; inserted
central door and skylights. Each return has two recessed chamfered tights to
gables. Interior: chamfered and stop-chamfered spine beams. End fireplaces
with adjacent stone spiral staircases survive, that at right end plastered over,
that at left end with chamfered surround and massive 2-piece lintel. Attic:
large-scantling purlins. The attics of the central almshouses were formerly lit
by dormers and the stacks were corniced (pre-conversion photo held by owner).
The roof originally had coupled common rafters with occasional collars (WYCVBSG
Report). The building has been dated dendrochronologically to 1680+ 9 years
(ibid). -
W. Grainge, The Vale of Mowbray: a historical and topographical account of
Thirsk and its Neighbourhood (1859). North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular
Buildings Study Group, Report No. 685.

Listing NGR: SE4661389843

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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