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Latitude: 54.4416 / 54°26'29"N
Longitude: -1.7187 / 1°43'7"W
OS Eastings: 418341
OS Northings: 505168
OS Grid: NZ183051
Mapcode National: GBR JKF2.PL
Mapcode Global: WHC66.KMSC
Entry Name: The Curtain
Listing Date: 21 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131943
English Heritage Legacy ID: 323309
Location: Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Gilling with Hartforth and Sedbury
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Gilling St Agatha
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
GILLING WITH HARTFORTH HIGH STREET
NZ 1805-1905 AND SEDBURY (east side)
14/95 The Curtain
3 cottages, now 2 houses. Probably C14, with many later alterations.
Rubble sandstone, C20 pantile roof with stone slates at eaves. 2 storeys, 6
first-floor windows to south. Quoins. Ground floor, from left: scar of
blocked fire window; part of blocked round-arched doorway; C20 pent-roofed
porch with casement window; three C20 casement windows. First floor:
blocked chamfered fire window surround; five C20 casement windows. Coping
to right. 2 brick ridge stacks. Rear: head of C13 type window, with 2
pointed arches, and traces of a similar window. Right return: 2 blocked
pointed-arched windows; gable with reversed crowstepping. The name of the
building is thought to derive from the Latin cortem, meaning a yard or
enclosure, which gives the English legal term curtilage. The French word
cortaine, from the same root, implies a monastic enclosure. It has been
suggested that The Curtain, and the Angel Inn, to which it is attached, were
once a small monastic house, as early architectural fragments have been
noted when various alterations have been carried out in the past, and that
The Curtain was the chapel, with a south door and east window. In the C18
and early C19, The Curtain was used as a mail house when the Angel was an
important coaching inn and mailing station, and converted into 3 cottages
after the mail had transferred to the railways. Laybourn K, Historical
Notes on the Parish Church of Gilling West, North Yorkshire, (1979), pp 3-4.
Listing NGR: NZ1835205168
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