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Beck House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323813

Location: Giggleswick, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD24

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

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

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Listing Text

GIGGLESWICK RAYNES ROAD
SD 86 SW
(east side)
4/11
Beck House
20.2.58

- 11*

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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