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Latitude: 54.454 / 54°27'14"N
Longitude: -1.7859 / 1°47'9"W
OS Eastings: 413975
OS Northings: 506532
OS Grid: NZ139065
Mapcode National: GBR HJZY.44
Mapcode Global: WHC65.J9RV
Entry Name: Dakyn House
Listing Date: 4 February 1969
Last Amended: 4 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131325
English Heritage Legacy ID: 322762
Location: Kirby Hill, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Kirby Hill
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kirkby Ravensworth
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
NZ 1306 KIRBY HILL VILLAGE GREEN
17/61 Dakyn House
(formerly listed as John
Hospital of St John the Baptist, now almshouses. Dated 1754. Founded by
Rev John Dakyn, DD. Coursed rubble, stone slate roofs. Double-depth plan.
2 and 1 storeys, 4 bays to the Green. Quoins at ends and left of second
bay. All openings have C20 ashlar architraves, the windows mostly 3-light
mullion. From left: a window on each floor; board door with single-light
window above; a window on each floor; C20 plaque with present name, and
above it a circular plaque inscribed "Built by Tho. Buckton, Fra. Allen
1754"; ground-floor window; board door; ground-floor window. Rebuilt stacks
at ends and centre. 2-span roof. The hospital was founded by Rev John
Dakyn, DD, at the same time as the Grammar School (qv). The hospital
originally accommodated 27 inmates, reduced to 12 men and 12 women in 1803
when the building was extended, and was converted into a smaller number of
flats in the 1950s. T Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of North
Yorkshire, (1890), pp 466-467; VCH i, p 97; W White, History, Gazetteer and
Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, (1840), pp 651-652.
Listing NGR: NZ1398106534
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