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DUCK STREET COTTAGE

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.

Name: DUCK STREET COTTAGE

List entry Number: 1150589

Location

DUCK STREET COTTAGE, DUCK STREET LANE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bewerley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-May-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 331130

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History

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Details

BEWERLEY DUCK STREET LANE SE 16 SW (west side) 7/2 Greenhow Duck Street Cottage

30.5.86 II

2 cottages with attached barn and outbuildings. Dated 1673, with mid to late C18 additions and alterations. Coursed gritstone rubble, graduated stone slate roofs. A long south-facing range composed of 4 elements: 1) a 2-storey, l-bay, baffle-entry cottage with lean-to addition at west end; 2) a 2-storey, 2-bay cottage with slightly lower ridge-line; 3) a tall 2-bay barn; 4) a 2-storey, l-bay additional farm outbuilding. South front: 1) l-bay C17 cottage has: board door on right, the left jamb altered, the right jamb of small stones, the lintel with raised inscription ? 'A D' over painted white and a symbol of a small rectangle with external 1673 triangles beneath; to left a 4-light, now 2-light, recessed-chamfered mullion window with dripmould; similar 3-light window above. Lean-to on left: board door with narrow light above. Gable coping on left; end stacks. 2) 2-bay cottage has: glazed door in sawn stone surround on right; square 4-pane window in stone surround to left and above. 3) Barn: cart entrance with jambs composed of quoins and tall narrow blocks, segmental arch with voussoirs; square opening above; byre door to right, the right jambs forming quoins to former barn end. 4) Additional bay entered from east gable end; south front has small window on ground floor and larger opening above; shaped kneeler and gable coping to right. Interior: C17 door opens onto side of large fireplace with stone stairs against rear wall beyond; the ceiling of the front room has a large spine beam with cyma stops. Barn: byre has timber stalls with hayloft over; roof has 2 queen-strut trusses with chiselled carpenters marks. The building has a complicated history: the C17 cottage may have been larger originally (Report 1977), but conversion to 2 cottages in the mid-late C18 makes interpretation difficult. The buildings may have been linked with the large Greenhow limestone quarry behind, perhaps being used as workmens' cottages, and the large barn suggests extensive farming activities. The site is also in the middle of the Cockhill and Sunside Head mining area, extensively worked during the C17 to C19. B Jennings (Ed), A History of Nidderdale, 1967, p 289. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report Number 452 (1977).

Listing NGR: SE1138563731

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jennings, B, A History of Nidderdale, (1967), 289
'North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report' in North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report, , Vol. 452, (1977)

National Grid Reference: SE 11385 63731

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