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Mewith Head Hall Wall to Garden and Gatepiers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bentham, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0971 / 54°5'49"N

Longitude: -2.4626 / 2°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 369841

OS Northings: 466903

OS Grid: SD698669

Mapcode National: GBR CP72.N1

Mapcode Global: WH95B.48LX

Entry Name: Mewith Head Hall Wall to Garden and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324095

Location: Bentham, Craven, North Yorkshire, LA2

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Bentham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bentham

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

BENTHAM MEWITH HEAD
SD 66 NE
6/29 Mewith Head Hall, wall to
garden and gatepiers
20.2.58
GV II*
Large house. Early C18 with C19 alterations for Baynes family. Slobbered water-
shot masonry, stone dressings, stone slate roof. Central staircase plan. 2
storeys, 2 bays to side wings. 2 bays, 3 storeys to centre piece which breaks
forward slightly. Central entrance has Doric surround, pilasters, frieze of
metopes, triglyphs and guttae, open segmental pediment. Round-headed fanlight
with moulded surround; 9 panel door, upper 3 with diamond moulding. All windows
are cross with moulded architraves and flat-faced mullions and transoms: 6 to
ground and first floor, 2 to third floor. Stringcourse above lintel of each
row of windows. Slate sundial with iron gnomon within moulded architrave above
entrance. Quoins to gable ends and centre piece. Heavy moulded cornice. Shaped
gable kneelers, that on left reset in C19 left-hand weather wall which projects
from original gable. Gable end stacks and stack to left and right of centre
piece. Rear: 2 storeys, 4 bays, 2 centre bays gabled. Left-hand bay contains
4-light chamfered mullioned and transomed window with king mullion on both floors;
hoodmould to ground floor. Right-hand bay contains 3-light chamfered mullioned
and transomed window with dripstone to both floors. 2 centre bays contain 2-light
chamfered mullioned and transomed window on both floors with a ground floor drip-
stone; large cross stair window with moulded architrave and 2-light chamfered
mullioned and transomed window in the gable. Gable end kneelers, and kneelers
to centre gable.Interior: dining room and principal bedroom above staircase hall
are both panelled and have early C18 bolection moulded fireplaces; 6 panel doors.
Similar fireplace in additional bedroom. Large kitchen fireplace with plain
jambs on square base, moulded of impost level; 12 voussoirs and projecting key-
stone. King-post roof with collar and tie beam, trenched purlins. Wall to
garden. Rubble. Entrance to left and right with moulded surrounds in early
C18 style. Gatepiers. Ashlar. Rusticated shafts, moulded flanges to inner
faces. Moulded cap with cornice and ball finial.

Listing NGR: SD6984166903

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