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The Almshouses, Burneston

Description: The Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332641

OS Grid Reference: SE3080184960
OS Grid Coordinates: 430801, 484960
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2594, -1.5287

Location: Church Wind, Burneston, North Yorkshire DL8 2HT

Locality: Burneston
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 2HT

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Listing Text

SE 38 SW
(west side)
6/10 The Almshouses
(formerly listed as Nos 1
22.8.66 and 2 Burneston Almshouses)


Almshouses, now 2 cottages and a schoolroom. Dated 1680. Coursed
rubblestone, red brick with ashlar dressings and a Welsh slate roof. 2
storeys, 7 bays. Rubblestone plinth with chamfered ashlar coping up ground-
floor window height, ashlar quoins. To bay 2 and bay 5 are board doors in
quoined surrounds with four-centred arched lintels. Above each is an ashlar
tablet in moulded surround, that to left bears Latin inscription and date
1680, that to right bears coat of arms. Above both is an elliptical window
in square stone surround. Other bays have 2-light rendered brick mullion
windows with a variety of casements. To ground floor, outer and central
windows have moulded brick segmental pediments, the other windows have
triangular brick pediments. To right of bay 7 a stone sundial with
inscription underneath. Each return has an external gable stack flanked by
four circular windows in square stone surrounds, 2 to each floor. Shaped
kneelers, stone copings. One large brick ridge stack. History: established
by Matthew Robinson, Vicar of Burneston and owner of Allerthorpe Hall. VCH
Vol I pp 357-361.

Listing NGR: SE3079984960

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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