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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: 1301785



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Melbecks


Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 322047

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MELBECKS LOW ROW SD 99 NE (south side) 15/106 Paradise GV II* House and manufactory in equal halves under 1 roof. Dated 1653 with C18 alterations. Rubble on boulder plinth with ashlar surrounds to openings, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, added rear outshut. House: 3 bays. Central C20 panelled door in C17 quoined surround with recessed panels on lintel inscribed 'I F' '1653'. To left, 3-light chamfered- mullion window with moulded surround containing 8-pane casements. To right of door and on upper floors, sash windows with glazing bars in plain surrounds. On right, added bay with on each floor a 2-light flat- faced mullion window containing small sashes. On left, manufactory: in left corner, boarded door in plain stone surround; in right corner, C20 boarded door in hollow-chamfered stone surround. C18 mullioned windows: ground floor: three 2-light, one 4-light, with casements; first floor: two 2-lights, one 3-light, 1 single light; second floor: three 2-light, two 3-light; upper floors with side-sliding sashes. Shaped kneelers, ashlar copings overall; stacks at ends, 1 bay in from both ends, and in centre. Chimney-breast projects from right return of house. In right end of outshut 2 cart-sheds each with segmental arch of ashlar voussoirs with keystone, 1 with double boarded doors, 1 blocked. Interior: stone stairs in rear outshut of manufactory. C18 roof timbers. A major centre of the Swaledale knitting industry, belonging to the Fryer, then the Parke families. M Hartley, J Ingilby, The Yorkshire Dales, 1963, p 259.

Listing NGR: SD9822997884

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hartley, M, Ingilby, J, The Yorkshire Dales, (1974), 259

National Grid Reference: SD 98229 97884


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