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High House

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornton-on-the-Hill, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1598 / 54°9'35"N

Longitude: -1.1867 / 1°11'12"W

OS Eastings: 453205

OS Northings: 474082

OS Grid: SE532740

Mapcode National: GBR NN4B.WL

Mapcode Global: WHD8Y.RP3W

Entry Name: High House

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332788

Location: Thornton-on-the-Hill, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, YO61

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Thornton-on-the-Hill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Coxwold St Michael

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 57 SW
(west side)
- High House
- II

Farmhouse. Probably C15, with late C16 or early C17 rear wing, mid-C18 addi-
tions, and alterations dated 1884, the 1884 work for Sir George Orby Wombwell.
Sandstone dressed in deep courses, C20 artificial slate roofs. T-shaped plan.
Main range of 2 storeys and loft, 2 bays, with lower 2-storey wing to rear left,
and with 2-storey lower addition of 2 builds set back to left. Central C20
part-glazed door below narrow overlight, flanked by C20 casement windows, that
to right partly in surround of old window with relieving arch above. On first
floor, 16-pane sash windows, and in centre a pointed-arched panel bearing date
and ligatured initials of Sir George Orby Wombwell, surmounted by a unicorn's
head. Rebuilt brick end stacks, that to right surmounting a huge stepped
external stack. Rear: wing has been doubled in width. Left return: blocked
single light first-floor window; C19 first-floor window; loft window. Right
return: to rear of external stack, blocked single-light chamfered window with
trefoiled cusping. Interior: in rear wall, now forming doorway to dairy in rear
wing, Tudor-arched door surround with ogee and hollow mouldings on high stops;
deeply-splayed window on first floor; c.1800 cast-iron fire-grate in bedroom of
left wing. The site of a deserted medieval village is marked on the 1:10 000
Ordnance Survey map just north of the farm complex, and it seems likely that
some medieval work survives in situ in High House.

Listing NGR: SE5320574082

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