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A Grade II Listed Building in Leathley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9187 / 53°55'7"N

Longitude: -1.6472 / 1°38'49"W

OS Eastings: 423267

OS Northings: 447009

OS Grid: SE232470

Mapcode National: GBR JRY4.50

Mapcode Global: WHC8R.NRTQ

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330506

Location: Leathley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, LS21

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Leathley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Leathley St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

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4/38 Almshouses



School and almshouses, now almshouses. 1769. For Mrs Ann Hitch. Coursed
gritstone, stone slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay centre block, with flanking
single-storey, 4-bay wings. Central, C20 part-glazed door with moulded
surround and pulvinated frieze and cornice over. Flanking 24-pane sashes in
plain surrounds. Semicircular window over with plain surround and sill
band carried across to eaves level of side wings. Wings have end, panelled
doors with overlights, and 24-pane sashes between doors, all with plain
surrounds. Inscription above door: 'From Desire of Fulfilling to the utmost
of Her Ability The Benevolent Intentions of Henry Hitch Esq. This School
and Hospital was Erected and Endowed by Ann Hitch His Only Surviving Sister
and Executrix. 1769.' This inscription is a modern replica, the original
lying on the ground at the west end of the building. For further
information see H Speight, Upper Wharfedale, London, 1900, p 123.

Listing NGR: SE2326647008

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