GALLON STEPS WITH 2 LAMP POSTS AND WALLS, LINKING WATERSIDE AND KIRKGATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1149863
Date first listed:
12-Dec-1985
Statutory Address:
GALLON STEPS WITH 2 LAMP POSTS AND WALLS, LINKING WATERSIDE AND KIRKGATE, KIRKGATE
Statutory Address:
GALLON STEPS WITH 2 LAMP POSTS AND WALLS, LINKING WATERSIDE AND KIRKGATE, WATERSIDE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GALLON STEPS WITH 2 LAMP POSTS AND WALLS, LINKING WATERSIDE AND KIRKGATE, KIRKGATE
Statutory Address:
GALLON STEPS WITH 2 LAMP POSTS AND WALLS, LINKING WATERSIDE AND KIRKGATE, WATERSIDE

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Harrogate (District Authority)
Parish:
Knaresborough
National Grid Reference:
SE 34813 57050

Details

SE 3457 6/202

KNARESBOROUGH WATERSIDE (north side, off) Gallon steps, with two lamp posts and walls, linking Waterside and Kirkgate.

GV II Steps, flanking walls and lamp posts. Brick, gritstone, cobbles and cast iron. Early C19. Steps: seven flights, approximately two metres wide. Gritstone slabs over stone and brick core. Some C20 restoration. Cobble platforms between flights.

Walls: coursed gritstone with pointed coping, approximately one metre high on outside. Inner wall is part rubble and part coursed gritstone.

Lamp posts: fluted columns, lanterns restored c1980.

The steps appear to have been named after Richard Gallon, gent, who kept the Nidd pavilion in 1822. They are also recorded as Factory Steps, and the 1851 Ordnance Survey map shows a linen factory built against the cliff face about halfway along their line. The lamp posts were probably first erected when the town was lit by gas in 1824.

W A Atkinson, Knaresborough and its Manor Houses, 1924, p 26. Ordnance Survey, Map of Knaresborough, 5 feet to 1 mile, 1851. White's Directory of Yorkshire, 1822, p 225.

Listing NGR: SE3481357050

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
330872
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Atkinson, W A, Knaresborough and its Manor Houses, (1924), 26
'Whites Directory' in Yorkshire, (1822), 225

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Jun 2001
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