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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.


List entry Number: 1132317



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stainforth


Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Sep-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 324363

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STAINFORTH KNIGHT STAINFORTH SD 86 NW 2/21 Knight's Stainforth Hall and Knight's Cottage 20.2.58 (formerly listed as Stainforth Hall) GV II Former manor house, now house and cottage. Dated 1672. Slobbered rubble brought to course, stone dressings, stone slate roof. 3 storeys 6 bays. Central entrance has surround of double quirked bead moulding and large plain lintel; C20 door. Sundial above (gnomon now gone) is dated 1724. 6 ground floor chamfered windows; bay 1 is a cross window with cavetto mullions and transoms and hoodmould; remaining windows were originally similar but mullions and transoms are now gone, bay 2 was lowered to create C20 entrance with glazed doors, bay 4 has lost its jambs. Continuous hoodmould over the entrance and flanking window on either side. Chamfered cross windows with cavetto mullions and transoms on first floor except bays 3 and 6 which have lost their mullions and transoms; bay 4 is now blocked. A narrow single-light transomed window between bays 3 and 4 is also blocked. Five 2-light chamfered windows with cavetto mullions on second floor. All windows have C20 casements. Moulded eaves modillions. Gable end ridge stacks and ridge stack between bays 2 and 3. Left-hand return has near symmetrical facade of 3 storeys, 6 bays. Two outer bays on each side are gabled and contain a slightly projecting gable-end stack each supported on two corbels at the level of the first floor window heads. Small datestone above hoodmould of ground floor window in bay 5. Projecting central wing to right of rear contains entrance to Knight's Cottage which has chamfered surround and pointed arched head. The hall was the home of Samuel Watson, an early Quaker who was granted a licence to worship in the hall under the 1689 Toleration Act. Source: T Brayshaw and R M Robinson. A History of the Ancient Parish of Giggleswick (1932), pp 98-102.

Listing NGR: SD8147367210

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Books and journals
Brayshaw, T, Robinson, R M , A History of the Ancient Parish of Giggleswick, (1932), 98-102

National Grid Reference: SD 81473 67210


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