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North Yorkshire
Craven (District Authority)
Conistone with Kilnsey
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SD 97565 66588


SD 96 NE CONISTONE WITH KILNSEY B6160 (west side,off) Kilnsey

16/55 Chapel House


- II

Country house, now hotel. 1783 for John Tennant, with Cl7 remains and mid C20 additions and restoration. Coursed thin limestone blocks, ashlar dressings, graduated stone slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay main range 3 bays deep, with a west wing containing earlier remains, converted to service rooms. Stressed quoins. Main range: central half-glazed door with radial glazed fanlight in shouldered architrave with triangular pediment. Flanking tripartite flat-faced mullion windows to both storeys, the central lights with glazing bar sashes flanked by 8-pane sashes. A sash with glazing bars above the door. All with slightly raised surrounds and projecting sills. Stone gutter brackets, shallow parapet, hipped roof and 2 corniced ridge stacks flanking the entrance. C20 addition to rear, not of special interest. Left return: central recessed bay with Venetian stair window to first floor. Right return: three tripartite windows to each floor, as front. Interior: a central hall flanked by principal rooms, that to left with a bolection-moulded stone fireplace and a moulded ceiling cornice. 6-panel doors. A staircase lit by the Venetian window at the end of the entrance hall has a cantilevered stone stair and fine column and vase balustrade with moulded handrail. West wing, south side: of 4 bays, bay 2 projecting and having restored C17 fenestration. 2 doors to bay 3, that to left dated 1768; a large 4-light mullion and transom window far right, the mullions flat-faced with a reeded surround. The house is named after the supposed site of a chapel belonging to Kilnsey Grange, part of the Fountains Abbey estate. The Tennant family came into posession of the estate in 1572, continuing so until 1900. The Vicar of Burnsall lived there from 1841-75. Yorkshire Vernacular Building Study Group, Report No. 956, 1983

Listing NGR: SD9756566588


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'North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report' in North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report, , Vol. 956, ()


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: 08 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12805/27
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