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SD 52NE WALTON LE DALE Off HIGHER WALTON ROAD
5/126 Osbaldeston House Sept.1960 - II*
Farmhouse dated 1661, with later addition; now house. Brick on stone plinth, stone dressings, slate roof with chimneys at left gable, on ridge, and at right side. L-shaped plan, both elements of 2 bays. Two and 2 storeys. Front formed by 2 storey gable of C17 house with 2-storey later addition to the left; at the junction, and rising only to the eaves, is a 2-storey gabled porch, the front of its ground floor all of stone, continued above as quoins, with a chamfered doorway, above this a stone tablet (protected by a straight dripstone), the 4 corners and the centre of which are lettered in relief: 1 6 0 (= William and Dorothy WD Osbaldeston) 6 1 and at let floor a 3-light moulded stone mullion window. Right of the porch the C17 house has stone quoins, single-course brick bands on 2 levels, and double chamfered stone mullion windows in all walls: at the front, of 2 and 3 lights at ground floor (slightly different levels), 2 and 3 lights at lst floor, and 3 lights in the attic; at the side 3 and 4 lights at ground floor, 3 and 3 above; and at the back, 5, 5 and 3 lights.
Extension left of porch has sashed windows with segmental brick heads in the lst bay, low sashed windows in the 2nd bay. Rear has a lean-to in the re-entrant, and sashed windows with glazing bars in the lst bay. Interior: the C17 part has ovolo moulded beams on both floors, a diamond-pattern stone flagged floor in the entrance hall, cross-corner fireplaces in both ground floor rooms, an original dog leg staircase with turned balusters, and a purlin roof. Remarkably complete survival of interior detail of this period.
Listing NGR: SD5724627950
Copyright IoE Mr K. Foster. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Foster, K.
Rights Holder: Foster, K.
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