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The Witching Post

A Grade II Listed Building in Egton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4478 / 54°26'52"N

Longitude: -0.7544 / 0°45'15"W

OS Eastings: 480867

OS Northings: 506537

OS Grid: NZ808065

Mapcode National: GBR RK50.GC

Mapcode Global: WHF8Y.DG0L

Entry Name: The Witching Post

Listing Date: 6 October 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 327491

Location: Egton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO21

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Egton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Egton St Hilda

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/11/2017


EGTON VILLAGE (east side)
The Witching Post

(Formerly listed as Ye Horseshoe Inn)


Public house. Probably late C17 or early C18; later C18 alteration, and further alterations of 1879 and 1923. Dressed and tooled sandstone with pantile roofs. Low two storey, three window earlier front to left of higher two storey, one window C19 front. Gabled part-glazed porch contains C19 six-panel door in chamfered and quoined doorway. Right of porch large two light mullioned windows with large-pane C20 glazing, that on ground floor beneath relieving arch. Coped gables and end stacks. Left of porch vestiges of blocked firewindow. Remaining ground floor windows altered, with C20 glazing. Six pane sashes with stone sills on first floor. Corbelled eaves. Coped left gable and shaped kneeler inscribed: 19 JKF 23.

End stacks. Rear: gable end of wing to earlier part contains one-light chamfered stone window surround. Left return: small 12-pane sash in chamfered stone surround.

Interior: room to left of entrance contains inglenook fireplace with chamfer-stopped bressummer and timber heck. Enlarged fireplace cupboard to right and blocked saltbox or spice cupboard. Chamfer-stopped beam and quarter-round moulded joists. Chamfered and wave-stopped beam with part of St.Andrew's cross visible over door beside heck possibly re-used part of witch post.

C20 porch not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ8086706537

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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