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Shepherds Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Malham Moor, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1021 / 54°6'7"N

Longitude: -2.1735 / 2°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 388754

OS Northings: 467365

OS Grid: SD887673

Mapcode National: GBR FP80.78

Mapcode Global: WHB6L.L574

Entry Name: Shepherds Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Last Amended: 4 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324724

Location: Malham Moor, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD24

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Malham Moor

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kirkby-in-Malhamdale St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

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Shepherds Cottage
14/138 (formerly listed as
Waterhouses Old Farm-
20.2.58 house)

- II

House. Dated 1635 with late C18 early C19 raised eaves and reroofing.
Coursed gritstone rubble, graduated grey slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with
2-storey porch between bays 1 and 2, and rear outshut. Quoins. Board door
to porch in sawn stone surround; reset datestone above with raised
lettering, "MT 1635 MT". Board door bay 3. Recessed chamfered mullion
windows throughout, of 4,5 and 5 lights with cavetto moulded mullions and
hoodmoulds to ground floor; of 3,4 and 4 lights to first floor; of 2 lights
to porch first floor and its right return. Stone gutter brackets, shaped
kneelers and gable coping to main range, hipped roof to porch. Ridge stack
to right of porch and at gables. A reset datestone on the east wall of the
porch has the letters "W 164- S". The house retains its C17 plan, but the
reset dated lintels, tall ground-floor windows, and raised eaves produce a
house of C18 or C19 proportions. The initials M.T. are thought to stand
for Matthew Towler and his wife, descendants of the Toller family who
farmed Water Houses for the Fountains Abbey Estate at the Dissolution. A.
Raistrick, Malham and Malham Moor, 1947 (reprinted 1983), p.103.

Listing NGR: SD8875467365

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