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Beech House

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0092 / 54°0'33"N

Longitude: -1.4675 / 1°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 434997

OS Northings: 457148

OS Grid: SE349571

Mapcode National: GBR LQ62.3K

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.FHFB

Entry Name: Beech House

Listing Date: 15 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330802

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

6/136 No 62 (Beech House)

House, now offices. C18 with C19 and C20 alterations. Rendered, roof not
visible. 2 storeys with cellar and false attic storey; 5 first-floor
windows. Central half-glazed 4-panel door with stone architrave in porch
with flanking Tuscan columns supporting entablature with cornice and
blocking course. On far right a 6-panel door to passage with wooden
architrave and cornice. C19 canted bay windows with sashes on far left to
ground and first floors, and between doors to right. Remaining windows are
sashes with projecting sills and wedge lintels, to ground and first floors
and on second floor fully framed and glazed 6-pane sashes with projecting
sills and wedge lintels. Moulded band at first-floor level. High parapet
with cream brick fluted panels and modillioned flat cornice. Left return: 2
storeys only; 7 first-floor windows. C20 casements and sashes throughout.
Interior: ground floor, left-large room with scrolled plasterwork to ceiling
and central rose. Front room, right, central hall and landing have roll-
moulded ceiling cornices. Staircase of 2 flights has moulded handrail and
slender balusters with fluted capitals. 1st floor, left: C18 fireplace has
wood and plaster, Adam-style surround with paired fluted columns and central
plaque with Athena and Muses. Sash windows have panelled reveals and
shutters. The interior details were photographed for the National Monuments
record before a thorough restoration in 1980.

Listing NGR: SE3499757148

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