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North Yorkshire
Craven (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 63494 70146


BENTHAM SD 67 SW 1/3 The Ridding - II Large house. 1857 with late C19 alterations. E.G.Paley for B.H.Bent. Squared rubble, sandstone ashlar dressings, slate roof. Scottish baronial style. Entrance front: 2 storeys 3 bays incorporating squat 2-stage tower to left. Entrance in base of tower was formerly in central bay, and moved in late C19; moulded surround 2 centre head and hoodmould with carved head stops; 2 leaf doors of 6 panels each and long iron hinges. Immediately below tower parapet is 2-light window with flat-faced mullion and shouldered heads. Shaped corbels support parapet which has rope moulding, arrow-slits and clasping turrets with conical roofs. Steeply pitched hipped roof with decorative metal balustrade. Central bay has a similar 2-light window on each floor, that on upper floow having corbelled surround and crowstepped gable. Right-hand bay has 2-light transomed and mullioned window with round heads. Roll moulding to top of battered plinth, and similar moulding at first floor cill level which rises over a plaque in the tower, now missing. On the stables to the north is a datestone inscribed B.H.B. 1856. The Ridding is prominently sited on a spur overlooking the Wenning Valley. Designs for west and south elevations in possession of the owners are signed and dated by Paley.

Listing NGR: SD6349470146


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

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Date: 17 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08859/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J. Barry Lord. Source Historic England Archive
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