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The Dower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0112 / 54°0'40"N

Longitude: -1.4726 / 1°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 434658

OS Northings: 457374

OS Grid: SE346573

Mapcode National: GBR LQ41.ZV

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.BFZS

Entry Name: The Dower House

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330723

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

(west side)

6/60 No 48 (The Dower House)

Dower House, now hotel. Mid C18 with C20 additions. Red brick, Flemish
bond, C20 pantile roof, with 2 eaves courses of stone. 3 storeys, the top
storey false, 7 first-floor windows. Rusticated quoins, limestone plinth.
Central 6-panel door with fanlight; rubbed-brick round arch with keystone.
Flanking and first-floor windows: sashes with glazing bars in flush wood
architraves. Projecting sills, rubbed brick flat arches with keystones.
Second floor: 5 blind windows in tall parapet wall which disguises 3 roof
gables. Top 5 courses of parapet (above blind windows) rebuilt mid C20,
moulded limestone coping. Brick stacks to rear, left and right. Rear:
original rear wall obscured by additional wing for hotel accommodation.
Left return: one inserted sash window with glazing bars, ground floor right.
Right return: random fenestration, C20 frames. Interior: fine C18 staircase
opposite entrance. Turned balusters and newels, ramped handrail. The
building was the Dower house of the Slingsby family of Knaresborough and
Scriven. It was greatly extended in 1970-80, when the stable block was also
converted to hotel use.

Listing NGR: SE3465857374

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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