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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: 1150457



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Fewston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 331431

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FEWSTON HARDISTY HILL SE 15 NE (west side) Blubberhouses 2/39 High Apprentice House - II

House. c1800 altered probably mid C19. Coursed squared gritstone laid to watershot courses, graduated stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 3 bays with 2-storey, 2-bay additions to left and arched gateway far left. Doors with tie-stone jambs to bays 1 and 2; bay 1 doorhead raised and a round arch inserted, bay 2 former paired doors, that to right blocked. Windows: ground and first floors: 4-pane sashes in sawn-stone surrounds, inserted round arched heads to ground floor only. 16-pane sashes to second floor. Possible blocked loading door first floor, left. Shaped gutter brackets and kneelers; gable copings. End stacks and between bays 1 and 2. Added bays to left (of 2 builds): rectangular 2-pane window to left, 16-pane fixed window to right. Central ridge stack. Rear: the facade, including the outbuildings, is rendered and lined to resemble ashlar. The main block has a central door with tie-stone jambs, flanking 2-light flat-faced mullion windows to ground and first floors and single lights first-floor centre and second floor. Similar fenestration to lower block, right. A second round arch to right. Interior: no access between bays 1 and 2 at ground floor: remainder of house has common access but the rear range of rooms, with central staircase, has mid-late C19 fireplace, superior plasterwork and 6- panel doors. Left (lower) bay has a large fireplace, the lintel carried on cyma-moulded stone brackets, and a cast-iron range. The house was one of 2 apprentice houses built by Colbeck Ellis and Co, who constructed the West House Flour Mill between 1797 and 1803. It housed children brought from workhouses in London who were apprenticed to the mill owners. The High Apprentice House was probably closed in 1843 when the mill became bankrupt and the building adapted for cottages, but it has remained in the ownership of Leeds Corporation and is one property at the time of resurvey. Listed partly for historical reasons. G Shutt, "Wharfedale Water Works", M Phil Univ Leeds, 1979; H E Bogg, Higher Wharfeland, 1904, pp 45-49.

Listing NGR: SE1690056052

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bogg, E, Higher Wharfedale, (1904), 45-49
Shutt, G, Wharfedale Water Works, (1979)

National Grid Reference: SE 16900 56052


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