Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1131943

Date first listed: 21-May-1987



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire (District Authority)

Parish: Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury

National Grid Reference: NZ 18341 05168


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GILLING WITH HARTFORTH HIGH STREET NZ 1805-1905 AND SEDBURY (east side) Gilling West 14/95 The Curtain


3 cottages, now 2 houses. Probably C14, with many later alterations. Rubble sandstone, C20 pantile roof with stone slates at eaves. 2 storeys, 6 first-floor windows to south. Quoins. Ground floor, from left: scar of blocked fire window; part of blocked round-arched doorway; C20 pent-roofed porch with casement window; three C20 casement windows. First floor: blocked chamfered fire window surround; five C20 casement windows. Coping to right. 2 brick ridge stacks. Rear: head of C13 type window, with 2 pointed arches, and traces of a similar window. Right return: 2 blocked pointed-arched windows; gable with reversed crowstepping. The name of the building is thought to derive from the Latin cortem, meaning a yard or enclosure, which gives the English legal term curtilage. The French word cortaine, from the same root, implies a monastic enclosure. It has been suggested that The Curtain, and the Angel Inn, to which it is attached, were once a small monastic house, as early architectural fragments have been noted when various alterations have been carried out in the past, and that The Curtain was the chapel, with a south door and east window. In the C18 and early C19, The Curtain was used as a mail house when the Angel was an important coaching inn and mailing station, and converted into 3 cottages after the mail had transferred to the railways. Laybourn K, Historical Notes on the Parish Church of Gilling West, North Yorkshire, (1979), pp 3-4.

Listing NGR: NZ1835205168


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Books and journals
Laybourn, K , Historical Notes on the Parish Church of Gilling West, (1979), 3-4

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