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Spout House, Bilsdale Midcable

Description: Spout House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333067

OS Grid Reference: SE5741193549
OS Grid Coordinates: 457411, 493549
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3343, -1.1186

Location: B1257, Bilsdale Midcable, North Yorkshire TS9 7LQ

Locality: Bilsdale Midcable
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: TS9 7LQ

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Listing Text

SE 59 SE
18/9 Spout House
(formerly listed
as outbuilding
to north-west of
Sun Inn)
House, for many years the Sun Inn, now restored and open to public.
C16, altered in C17, C18 and later. Coursed roughly-squared sandstone
walls, possibly replacing timber framing. Thatched roof with stone
stacks. Longhouse plan with later rear extensions.
1 storey and attic, 3½ bays, the half bay being a northward extension
of the forehouse. Boarded door in through-passage position in right
bay, rebuilt probably in later C17. Restored Yorkshire sash to
right; small 2-light window under eaves. In centre bay a 5-light
stepped and chamfered mullioned and transomed window, and in left
bay a 4-light similar window without transom, both brought from
elsewhere, possibly Helmsley Castle. In left return a small round-
headed window, with depressed spandrels and a 2-light similar attic
window, probably also insertions. Stacks in hearth position and at
right end. Small window under eaves above centre bay. Rear elevation
blank at left, but for through-passage door. Rear forehouse wall
rebuilt in C18 and projecting cellar extension added at right.
Interior: forehouse shows open fireplace with fire beam, heck and
attached settle; C18 enclosed hearth built within, and C19 cast-iron
range inserted, with peat slab and reckon. Chamfered beams and old
joists. In downhouse (converted to parlour) rough longitudinal beam
with narrowly-chamfered joists; and early C19 inserted fireplace.
Small original parlour has dog-leg stair to parlour chamber. Dairy,
behind parlour, has stone steps down to lower cellar. Upstairs
there are 2 built-in beds in the parlour chamber and chamber over
the forehouse - a later addition as shown by smoke-blackening on
roof. 2 pairs cruck trusses with high saddle, massive ridge piece
and low collar (making awkward doorway). 1 level of stout purlins.
An exceptionally well preserved survival.

Listing NGR: SE5741193549

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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