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Latitude: 54.0715 / 54°4'17"N
Longitude: -2.2912 / 2°17'28"W
OS Eastings: 381044
OS Northings: 463991
OS Grid: SD810639
Mapcode National: GBR DPFC.R7
Mapcode Global: WH95D.SX5L
Entry Name: Beck House
Listing Date: 20 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1317037
English Heritage Legacy ID: 323813
Location: Giggleswick, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD24
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Giggleswick
Built-Up Area: Settle
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Giggleswick St Alkelda
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
GIGGLESWICK RAYNES ROAD
SD 86 SW
Formerly house, now part of Giggleswick School. Early c18 with early C19 and 1930s
alterations. Squared rubble, limestone dressings, slate roof. Originally central
staircase plan. Garden front: tripartite composition. Central 2 storeys 3 bays
with recessed 2 storeys 2 bays wings. Central entrance has eared architrave,
6 panel door and 8 pane rectangular fanlight. Console brackets support round pedi-
ment; pulvinated frieze with lion's mask and foliate carving. Flanking ground floor
windows each has moulded architrave , pulvinated frieze and broken round pediment ;
18 pane sashes. 3 first floor windows similar but with 15 pane sashes and triangular
pediments. Projecting chamfered quoins. Round-headed pediment to gable with 3
attic windows in tympanum: single central light with moulded architrave and 24 pane
sashes flanked by 2 oculi. Left and right-hand ridge stacks. Hipped wings to left
and right each have 2 windows per storey, moulded architraves; 18 pane sashes to
ground floor and 15 panes to upper floor. Upper floor string course. Projecting
chamfered quoins. Moulded eaves cornice. Right- and left-hand fluted rainwater
heads inscribed T B (T Banker) 1787. 1930s extension to left, 2 storeys, 7 bays.
Right-hand return. Ground floor windows retain early C18 sashes with 36 panes.
Interior: early C19 dog-leg staircase. Dog-leg servants' stairs retain early C18
closed string turned balusters and grip handrail to attic. Kitchen retains early
C18 fireplace with huge overmantle, fluted capitals. A similar treatment of 5 bay
pediment of 1707 at Brizlincote Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire.
Listing NGR: SD8104463991
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