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Mr Aislabie's Kitchen Approximately 10 Metres South-East of the Octagon Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1159 / 54°6'57"N

Longitude: -1.5719 / 1°34'18"W

OS Eastings: 428083

OS Northings: 468971

OS Grid: SE280689

Mapcode National: GBR KNGV.HB

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.TTN2

Entry Name: Mr Aislabie's Kitchen Approximately 10 Metres South-East of the Octagon Tower

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150611

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331079

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


9/75 Mr Aislabie's Kitchen
approximately 10 metres
south-east of the Octagon


Remains of covered cooking hearth. c1730. Probably by Robert Doe for John
Aislabie. Coursed limestone rubble and brick. Entrance was on the east
side, with a chimney opening on the west side. Arched roof survives, but
the facade has collapsed and the chimney opening is enlarged. Interior:
against the west end there is a brick fireplace, part whitewashed. The
structure is approximately 3 metres wide and 4 metres long. The original
form was probably a rustic cave covered in turf, similar in style to the
tunnel nearby (qv), and used in food preparation for elaborate picnics. It
was described by a contemporary as 'Mr Aislabie's kitchen', and 'a cave for
the provision of viands'. It was in fact a very early type of barbecue.
W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2808368971

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