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Latitude: 54.0651 / 54°3'54"N
Longitude: -1.6544 / 1°39'15"W
OS Eastings: 422713
OS Northings: 463298
OS Grid: SE227632
Mapcode National: GBR JPWF.MJ
Mapcode Global: WHC85.K2DX
Entry Name: Brimham Lodge
Listing Date: 3 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1150538
English Heritage Legacy ID: 331216
Location: Hartwith cum Winsley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Hartwith cum Winsley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
HARTWITH-CUM-WINSLEY BRIMHAM ROAD
SE 26 SW (east side, off)
9/86 Brimham Lodge
House. Dated 1661. For Thomas Braithwaite. Finely coursed squared
gritstone, blue slate roof. 2 storeys with attics, 4 bays with projecting
rear (staircase) wing. Probably original board door, lower half restored
mid C20, centre. Door surround of large blocks with cyma moulding to
chamfer carried across lintel as an enriched ogee arch. Large block above
with incised inscription: 'DEO FAVENTE 16 TB 61'. A single-light window to
first floor, above the entrance, has a chamfer cut to an ogee arch on the
lintel. Recessed-chamfered mullion windows throughout, on ground floor
(left to right): of 5,4,1,6,1 and 5 lights; a similar pattern to first floor
but of 4 lights far left; and four 3-light windows light attic storey.
Continuous hoodmould to ground floor, and a dripmould to first floor - both
carried around east return and rear. Hollow-moulded kneelers, splayed
coping; pointed bulbous finials to kneelers and apex of east gable. Large
ridge stacks between bays 2 and 3, 3 and 4, each with paired shafts and
moulded caps. End stack to left of similar form. Rear: projecting wing to
left of centre has 2- and 3-light windows to ground floor, 2 single lights
to first floor, central corbelled stack, shaped kneelers and gable coping.
Rear wing left return: large 3-light mullion and transom staircase window to
ground floor. Rear wing right return: original doorway left, with quoined
jambs and shallow pointed head; 3-light window to right. Rear wall to left
of projecting wing: left - added C19 projecting bay; single-light window to
right; rear wall to right of projecting wing: large C19 projecting bay to
right, 4- and 2-light windows to left. Main range, right return: 3 tiers of
windows - 6-light with king mullion, 5 light above, and attic window of 4
stepped lights. Interior: the house is notable for the fine original
fireplaces and timberwork. First floor as well as ground floor main rooms
(hall and 2 parlours) were heated, and the surviving timberwork includes:
partitions of post and panel construction, panelling to small room to left
of entrance hall and in upper rooms (concealed by wallpaper), original board
doors, some with carved mouldings; 2 sets of stairs: a main set of 2
straight flights with slender moulded balusters in the rear wing, and a
straight flight behind the kitchen (far left) with balusters of a more
heavily-moulded form. The remains of a carved frieze survives on these
stairs. Large chamfered beams support floors, and the roof is carried by 5
large upper cruck trusses, the blades set into the walls and each pair
linked by a tenoned collar allowing maximum headroom to former storage or
sleeping accommodation in the attic. B Jennings (Ed), A History of
Nidderdale, 1967, pp 477-9 etc. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular
Buildings Study Group Report No 414, (1977).
Listing NGR: SE2271363298
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