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The Ridding

A Grade II Listed Building in Bentham, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1259 / 54°7'33"N

Longitude: -2.5601 / 2°33'36"W

OS Eastings: 363494

OS Northings: 470146

OS Grid: SD634701

Mapcode National: GBR BNKQ.KR

Mapcode Global: WH952.NK3D

Entry Name: The Ridding

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324056

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
SD 67 SW
1/3 The Ridding
- II
Large house. 1857 with late C19 alterations. E.G.Paley for B.H.Bent. Squared
rubble, sandstone ashlar dressings, slate roof. Scottish baronial style. Entrance
front: 2 storeys 3 bays incorporating squat 2-stage tower to left. Entrance
in base of tower was formerly in central bay, and moved in late C19; moulded
surround 2 centre head and hoodmould with carved head stops; 2 leaf doors of
6 panels each and long iron hinges. Immediately below tower parapet is 2-light
window with flat-faced mullion and shouldered heads. Shaped corbels support
parapet which has rope moulding, arrow-slits and clasping turrets with conical
roofs. Steeply pitched hipped roof with decorative metal balustrade. Central
bay has a similar 2-light window on each floor, that on upper floow having
corbelled surround and crowstepped gable. Right-hand bay has 2-light transomed
and mullioned window with round heads. Roll moulding to top of battered plinth,
and similar moulding at first floor cill level which rises over a plaque in the
tower, now missing. On the stables to the north is a datestone inscribed
B.H.B. 1856. The Ridding is prominently sited on a spur overlooking the Wenning
Valley. Designs for west and south elevations in possession of the owners are signed
and dated by Paley.

Listing NGR: SD6349470146

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