Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1132162

Date first listed: 04-May-1989



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County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven (District Authority)

Parish: Litton


National Grid Reference: SD 91067 74056


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SD 97 SW LITTON MAIN STREET (north side, off)

10/127 Sawyers Garth

- II

House. Mid-late C17, additions dated 1709 and 1714, alterations in mid C19 and C20. Limestone rubble, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays to left of added 2-storey gabled porch, and 2 bays to right. Quoins. Porch: 4-panel door with chamfered quoined jambs, the lintel having a recessed panel with scalloped border and relief lettering " T I T" ; a 4-light flat- 1714 faced mullion window to first floor, the mullions slightly recessed. 3-bay range to left of porch: central half-glazed door flanked by sash windows to ground and first floor; plain surrounds to all openings. Gutter brackets, moulded kneeler and gable coping to left. 2-bay range to right of porch: C20 glazed door and window to left, 4-pane sash in recessed chamfered surround above. Blocked doorway with C20 window to right, having chamfered quoined jambs and triangular recess to lintel with the letters " I " ; T T 1714 in relief. There is a segmental-arched chamfered window to left of this doorway, and a C20 2-light window above. The eaves line is lower to the right-hand bay. C19 cart doors with wooden lintel to far right. External stack at left end and a large ridge stack above the porch entrance, both banded. Left return: large external stack, small chamfered window to first floor, right, inserted window to ground floor. Interior: fine stone staircase with bulbous knopped oak balusters inside the porch on left of the entrance passage. The central fireplace has a bressumer beam carried by the vertical heckpost beside which a board door gives access to porch and staircase. An important vernacular house which retains an early fireplace (now underbuilt) and an early staircase; the porch with stair is typical of the late C17-early C18 in this area (cf, Manor House, Halton Gill q.v.), the porch often added to an earlier house.

Listing NGR: SD9106774056


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Legacy System number: 324714

Legacy System: LBS

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