Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1132126

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1954

Statutory Address: SCALE HOUSE, B6265


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Statutory Address: SCALE HOUSE, B6265

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven (District Authority)

Parish: Rylstone


National Grid Reference: SD 97056 56630


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RYLSTONE B6265 SD 95 NE (east side) 6/67 Scale House 10.9.54 GV II House. late C17 - early C18 probably for the Swire family, alterations and additions dated 1866 for Henry Blake and early C20 for John Sanderson. Coursed grey gritstone and ashlar, graduated stone slate roof. A 2-storey, 5-bay block with M roof; 3 added 3-storey turrets on the south and west sides; a 2-storey, 3-bay service and stair range on the west side, with an additional 2-storey C19 service wing extending northwards from the north end. Rusticated quoins to turrets, quoins to west range. South front: the original 5-bay house has cross-windows to ground and upper floor, the central entrance now a window. Architraves with moulded cornices to ground floor, the upper windows have more elaborate details with the key stones projecting and carried up through the projecting band. Cornice and blocking course. Flanking turrets with a narrow transomed window to each floor, corniced band at second-floor level (continuing the eaves line of the original house) and deeply-moulded eaves with balustraded parapet and ball finials. Rear: projecting central ashlar gabled porch with fine detailing; the doorway has an eared architrave; a moulded shallow projection of the architrave is continued up as an apron below the first- floor cross window which is in an eared architrave; a moulded shallow projection above also has a continuation of the apron panel, pierced by a blocked moulded oeil de boeuf window. Moulded kneelers with ball finial to left and moulded coping to apex of gable. The body of the house is of rubble to left of the porch; with 3-light mullion and transom window left and 2 cross-windows above, all in moulded surrounds; to right of the porch the wall is rendered and pierced by a large 12-light stair window. Projecting C19 service wing to left, not of special interest. Left return: the C19 principal entrance facade has an early C20 single-storey portico with Tuscan columns in antis, double doors wth overlight flanked by narrow 2-light windows. An oval window in scrolled architrave to first floor centre, flanked by narrow windows; moulded eaves cornice; parapet with vase balusters flanking central detail of circular opening in scrolled surround flanked and surmounted by obelisk finials. Slightly projecting flanking turrets as south front. Right return (east side): the 3-bay range has a central 4-panel door in plain stone surround, a large cross-window lighting the stairs above; smaller cross-window to ground and first floors left and first-floor right; a 3-light mullion and transom window to ground floor right. A short ashlar stack at eaves, to left of entrance. Interior: originally probably direct-entry plan, with a corridor behind the 2 rooms facing south; the ground floor much altered in the C19 with lobby and large staircase hall created inside the west entrance front. The original kitchen fireplace survives in the north-east room and is segmental-arched with a cyma-moulded chamfer; it was built with the doorway to right, into a rear stair hall in the east range. This staircase is very fine, of 3 flights, the balusters of late C17 cup and vase form. 4-panel doors. First floor not examined in detail. Roof structure: the M roof is composed of 2 parallel sets of trusses, 4 to the south roof and 3 to the north. They are possibly reused crucks, the feet set onto the tops of the walls, the apex finished with either a high collar carrying a short king post clasped by the tops of the principals; or the principals are halved together; the ridge is square set and there are 2 tiers of purlins. The large area in the roof was probably originally lit from the gable ends, obscured by the added east and west ranges.

Listing NGR: SD9705656630


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Legacy System number: 324821

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