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DAKYN HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: DAKYN HOUSE

List entry Number: 1131325

Location

DAKYN HOUSE, VILLAGE GREEN

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kirby Hill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 322762

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NZ 1306 KIRBY HILL VILLAGE GREEN (south side) 17/61 Dakyn House (formerly listed as John Dakin's Almshouse)

4.2.69

GV II

Hospital of St John the Baptist, now almshouses. Dated 1754. Founded by Rev John Dakyn, DD. Coursed rubble, stone slate roofs. Double-depth plan. 2 and 1 storeys, 4 bays to the Green. Quoins at ends and left of second bay. All openings have C20 ashlar architraves, the windows mostly 3-light mullion. From left: a window on each floor; board door with single-light window above; a window on each floor; C20 plaque with present name, and above it a circular plaque inscribed "Built by Tho. Buckton, Fra. Allen 1754"; ground-floor window; board door; ground-floor window. Rebuilt stacks at ends and centre. 2-span roof. The hospital was founded by Rev John Dakyn, DD, at the same time as the Grammar School (qv). The hospital originally accommodated 27 inmates, reduced to 12 men and 12 women in 1803 when the building was extended, and was converted into a smaller number of flats in the 1950s. T Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of North Yorkshire, (1890), pp 466-467; VCH i, p 97; W White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, (1840), pp 651-652.

Listing NGR: NZ1398106534

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bulmer, T, History Topography and Directory of North Yorkshire, (1890), 466 467
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 97
'Whites Directory' in History Gazetteer and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, (1840), 651 652

National Grid Reference: NZ 13975 06532

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