RUBBING HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1130884

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1986

Statutory Address: RUBBING HOUSE, COMMON LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: RUBBING HOUSE, COMMON LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire (District Authority)

Parish: West Witton

National Park: YORKSHIRE DALES

National Grid Reference: SE 07818 87498

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History

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Details

SE 08 NE WEST WITTON COMMON LANE (north side)

9/101 Rubbing House

- II

Rubbing House. Late C18. Rubble, stone slate roof. Single storey, 4 bays, the fifth collapsed. 4 tall door openings, possibly tall enough to allow horse and rider to enter. Interior: iron rings set in walls of each room for tying horses to. In the 18th century it was considered beneficial to wrap horses up well, to make them sweat, after they had been training, on the nearby gallops on Middleham High Moor. Then they were rubbed down, hence the name of the building. The building is a rare survival of its type, and an important link with the rise of the horse-breeding and training tradition in the Middleham area in the C18, which is still the main industry in the locality.

Listing NGR: SE0781887498

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 321849

Legacy System: LBS

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