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A Grade II* Listed Building in Melbecks, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3765 / 54°22'35"N

Longitude: -2.0288 / 2°1'43"W

OS Eastings: 398229

OS Northings: 497884

OS Grid: SD982978

Mapcode National: GBR GK8T.LX

Mapcode Global: WHB59.T838

Entry Name: Paradise

Listing Date: 21 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1301785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322047

Location: Melbecks, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Melbecks

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SD 99 NE
(south side)
15/106 Paradise
House and manufactory in equal halves under 1 roof. Dated 1653 with C18
alterations. Rubble on boulder plinth with ashlar surrounds to
openings, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, added rear outshut. House:
3 bays. Central C20 panelled door in C17 quoined surround with recessed
panels on lintel inscribed 'I F' '1653'. To left, 3-light chamfered-
mullion window with moulded surround containing 8-pane casements. To
right of door and on upper floors, sash windows with glazing bars in
plain surrounds. On right, added bay with on each floor a 2-light flat-
faced mullion window containing small sashes. On left, manufactory: in
left corner, boarded door in plain stone surround; in right corner, C20
boarded door in hollow-chamfered stone surround. C18 mullioned windows:
ground floor: three 2-light, one 4-light, with casements; first floor:
two 2-lights, one 3-light, 1 single light; second floor: three 2-light,
two 3-light; upper floors with side-sliding sashes. Shaped kneelers,
ashlar copings overall; stacks at ends, 1 bay in from both ends, and in
centre. Chimney-breast projects from right return of house. In right
end of outshut 2 cart-sheds each with segmental arch of ashlar voussoirs
with keystone, 1 with double boarded doors, 1 blocked. Interior: stone
stairs in rear outshut of manufactory. C18 roof timbers. A major
centre of the Swaledale knitting industry, belonging to the Fryer, then
the Parke families. M Hartley, J Ingilby, The Yorkshire Dales, 1963,
p 259.

Listing NGR: SD9822997884

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