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Town Head Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0764 / 54°4'35"N

Longitude: -1.9992 / 1°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 400147

OS Northings: 464496

OS Grid: SE001644

Mapcode National: GBR GPG9.ZG

Mapcode Global: WHB6P.8S7V

Entry Name: Town Head Farmhouse

Listing Date: 6 October 1969

Last Amended: 23 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324788

Location: Grassington, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Grassington

Built-Up Area: Grassington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

GRASSINGTON TOWN HEAD
SE 0064-0164
(east side)
8/14 Town Head Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Town Head Farm)
6.10.69
II
Farmhouse. Mid C17, reroofed mid-late C19. Coursed gritstone, grey slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with 2-storey porch between bays 1 and 2 and an
added bay to left. Quoins. Porch: board door in chamfered quoined
surround, the lintel arch possibly recut. Recessed chamfered mullion
windows throughout of 3 (mullions repositioned), 5 and 5 lights to ground
floor under a continuous dripmould; and of 4, 3 with hoodmould (to porch),
4 and 4 lights to first floor. Gable coping right; ridge stack above porch
and to each end. Eaves decorated with plaster and pebbles. Added bay to
left: C20 double doors, square loading door above gable coping left. Left
return: blocked small chamfered opening to ground floor, blocked arch to
gable. Interior of house not inspected at resurvey but reported to contain
an arched fireplace. The house is one of those built within 2 generations
of the sale of freeholds in the village by the Earl of Cumberland, George
Clifford in 1604. The left bay may be a contemporary farm building but
quoins define the original house. The decorated band below the eaves, with
chevron and semicircle motifs, is an unusual feature and probably dates
from the reroofing. Formerly known as Rathmell's farm, it belongs to the
Trustees of the Fountaine Hospital in Linton. I. Goldthorpe, One Hundred
Things to see on a walk through Grassington, 1988, (booklet).


Listing NGR: SE0014764496

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