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Dakyn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirby Hill, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.454 / 54°27'14"N

Longitude: -1.7859 / 1°47'9"W

OS Eastings: 413975

OS Northings: 506532

OS Grid: NZ139065

Mapcode National: GBR HJZY.44

Mapcode Global: WHC65.J9RV

Entry Name: Dakyn House

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Last Amended: 4 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322762

Location: Kirby Hill, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Kirby Hill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kirkby Ravensworth

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side)
17/61 Dakyn House
(formerly listed as John
Dakin's Almshouse)



Hospital of St John the Baptist, now almshouses. Dated 1754. Founded by
Rev John Dakyn, DD. Coursed rubble, stone slate roofs. Double-depth plan.
2 and 1 storeys, 4 bays to the Green. Quoins at ends and left of second
bay. All openings have C20 ashlar architraves, the windows mostly 3-light
mullion. From left: a window on each floor; board door with single-light
window above; a window on each floor; C20 plaque with present name, and
above it a circular plaque inscribed "Built by Tho. Buckton, Fra. Allen
1754"; ground-floor window; board door; ground-floor window. Rebuilt stacks
at ends and centre. 2-span roof. The hospital was founded by Rev John
Dakyn, DD, at the same time as the Grammar School (qv). The hospital
originally accommodated 27 inmates, reduced to 12 men and 12 women in 1803
when the building was extended, and was converted into a smaller number of
flats in the 1950s. T Bulmer, History, Topography and Directory of North
Yorkshire, (1890), pp 466-467; VCH i, p 97; W White, History, Gazetteer and
Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire, (1840), pp 651-652.

Listing NGR: NZ1398106534

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