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North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 12316 07504


NZ 1207-1307 GAYLES WEST STREET (west side)

15/40 Gayles House 4.2.69


House, now farmhouse. Early C19 rebuilding of earlier house. Coursed dressed stone, Westmorland slate roof. L-shaped plan. 2 storeys plus cellar below front rooms, 3 bays. Quoins. Central door of 6 fielded panels below fanlight with decorative glazing bars in ashlar surround with paterae on cavetto brackets supporting open pediment. Sash windows with glazing bars with ashlar projecting sills and flush monolithic lintels scored as if of separate voussoirs. First-floor band. Roof hipped to right. Stacks rise from ridge over first bay of windows and from behind third bay. Single-storey lean-to outbuilding to right not of special interest. In rear wall of kitchen wing, projecting from rear right of plan, blocked tall pointed-arched opening; in right return of wing, 2 blocked round-arched windows. Left return: rendered; round-arched landing window with radial glazing bars. Interior: inside of front door has egg-and-dart motif carved round panels; other interior doors of 6 fielded panels; in kitchen in rear wing, tripartite ashlar fireplace with coved mantelshelf, and stone newel staircase in left corner beside fireplace; to rear left, behind sitting room, cantilevered stone staircase with moulded treads and wrought-iron stick balusters with wreathed handrail, leading to flagged first-floor passage supported on vaulted ceiling to ground-floor passage below. A house on the site was used as a school in the mid C18, and in the early C19 belonged to the Hird famly who had a brewery in the outbuildings behind the house. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report No 767.

Listing NGR: NZ1231607504


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'North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report' in North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group Report, , Vol. 767, ()


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: 07 Apr 2007
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