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Knights Stainforth Hall and Knights Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Stainforth, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1005 / 54°6'1"N

Longitude: -2.2848 / 2°17'5"W

OS Eastings: 381473

OS Northings: 467210

OS Grid: SD814672

Mapcode National: GBR DPH0.4V

Mapcode Global: WH95D.W65C

Entry Name: Knights Stainforth Hall and Knights Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Last Amended: 13 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324363

Location: Stainforth, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD24

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Stainforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Stainforth St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SD 86 NW
2/21 Knight's Stainforth Hall
and Knight's Cottage
20.2.58 (formerly listed as
Stainforth Hall)
Former manor house, now house and cottage. Dated 1672. Slobbered rubble brought
to course, stone dressings, stone slate roof. 3 storeys 6 bays. Central entrance
has surround of double quirked bead moulding and large plain lintel; C20 door. Sundial
above (gnomon now gone) is dated 1724. 6 ground floor chamfered windows; bay 1
is a cross window with cavetto mullions and transoms and hoodmould; remaining windows
were originally similar but mullions and transoms are now gone, bay 2 was lowered
to create C20 entrance with glazed doors, bay 4 has lost its jambs. Continuous
hoodmould over the entrance and flanking window on either side. Chamfered cross
windows with cavetto mullions and transoms on first floor except bays 3 and 6 which
have lost their mullions and transoms; bay 4 is now blocked. A narrow single-light
transomed window between bays 3 and 4 is also blocked. Five 2-light chamfered
windows with cavetto mullions on second floor. All windows have C20 casements.
Moulded eaves modillions. Gable end ridge stacks and ridge stack between bays 2
and 3. Left-hand return has near symmetrical facade of 3 storeys, 6 bays. Two outer
bays on each side are gabled and contain a slightly projecting gable-end stack
each supported on two corbels at the level of the first floor window heads. Small
datestone above hoodmould of ground floor window in bay 5. Projecting central wing
to right of rear contains entrance to Knight's Cottage which has chamfered surround
and pointed arched head. The hall was the home of Samuel Watson, an early Quaker
who was granted a licence to worship in the hall under the 1689 Toleration Act.
Source: T Brayshaw and R M Robinson. A History of the Ancient Parish of Giggleswick
(1932), pp 98-102.

Listing NGR: SD8147367210

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