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


List entry Number: 1131529



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Muker


Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 322231

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14/146 Oxnop Hall 7.12.66

- II *

Farmhouse. Dated 1685, but possibly earlier. Rendered rubble with sandstone ashlar dressings, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 first-floor windows. Axial stack plan with entry through service end, 2-storey porch, rear stair turret. Boulder plinth. Quoins. Porch between bays 4 and 5: quoins; basket-arched doorway with roll-on-wave moulding on chamfer, A F I inscription "1685" on lintel, and hoodmould with stud-on-boss motif on J.S. & B.H. terminals; above it a plaque inscribed "METCALFE 1876"; to first floor a chamfered mullion window of 3 stepped lights with stepped hoodmould; kneelers and coping to gable. In bays 2 and 3 on both floors a fire-window with trefoiled head. On ground floor to extreme left, an inserted 9-pane fixed-light window. Other windows are double-chamfered mullioned with segmental-arched lights and with hoodmoulds with deep decorated terminals. Ground floor, bays 2 and 4: 4-lights with central king mullion; bay 5: 2- light with damaged hoodmould. First floor; bays 2 and 4: 3-light mullion- and-transom windows; bay 5: 2-light mullion-and-transom window with damaged hoodmould. Shaped kneelers, ashlar copings. Double stack between fire- windows. Rear elevation: 2-light chamfered-mullion window on ground floor to left. Interior: basket-arched fireplace in parlour with roll-on-wave moulding on chamfer. King mullions of main ground-floor windows project internally to form partition in window opening, but do not descend to sill. Chamfered beams and moulded joists to first floor. Curved-principal roof illustrated in Harrison and Hutton, p.172. The home of George Kearton, a noted boxer in Upper Swaledale, who died in 1764, aged 125 (Hartley M., and Ingilby J., The Yorkshire Dales (1974), p.264). Oxnop Hall is the best house of its type in Swaledale. Harrison B, and Hutton B, Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland (1984). NYCVBSG Report Number 76.

Listing NGR: SD9310497390

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harrison, B, Hutton, B, Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland, (1984)
Hartley, M, Ingilby, J, The Yorkshire Dales, (1974), 264

National Grid Reference: SD 93104 97390


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