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The Ruin, Mowbray Point

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1904 / 54°11'25"N

Longitude: -1.6455 / 1°38'43"W

OS Eastings: 423231

OS Northings: 477234

OS Grid: SE232772

Mapcode National: GBR JMYZ.KM

Mapcode Global: WHC7D.PXNZ

Plus Code: 9C6W59R3+4R

Entry Name: The Ruin, Mowbray Point

Listing Date: 25 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331303

Also known as: The Ruin

ID on this website: 101150534

Location: Wapping, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Grewelthorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Grewelthorpe St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/01/2012



(Formerly listed as Mowbray Point)


Folly/banqueting house. Circa 1750 built by Mr Wood for Wm Aislabie. Ashlar, tufa and rubblestone. 1 storey, 5 bays. Central 3 bays break forward under a pediment. Central doorway with pointed arch, flanked by pointed-arched openings, all with voussoirs. Pediment has moulded cornice, of ashlar and tufa. Outer bays have rectangular openings with remains of wide rubble walls to outer side of each bay.

Rear elevation: possibly a slightly later addition, designed in imitation of a ruined Roman Bath, possibly designed by Robert Adam. 3 bays, tall round-arched openings, the central opening being the tallest, semicircular in plan with half dome roof pierced with 3 roundels. Outer bays are tunnel vaulted with round-headed niches to each side with lunette niches above them.

INTERIOR: the front part of the building has remains of ogee-headed niches with wooden architraves. Derelict at time of resurvey.

See Fishers Hall, Hackfall item 5/21 for History. North Yorkshire Historic Gardens Register - Hackfall, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE2323177234

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