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Beech House

A Grade II Listed Building in Horsforth, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8541 / 53°51'14"N

Longitude: -1.6364 / 1°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 424016

OS Northings: 439819

OS Grid: SE240398

Mapcode National: GBR KR0W.J5

Mapcode Global: WHC94.TDY8

Plus Code: 9C5WV937+JF

Entry Name: Beech House

Listing Date: 7 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438095

Location: Horsforth, Leeds, LS18

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Horsforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woodside St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Description

HORSFORTH SCOTLAND LANE
SE 23 NW
LS 18 (east side, off)
8/152 Beech House
-
- II

House. Circa 1800 for William Craven, papermaker, but with part of mid to
late C18 farmhouse on one side, and C20 extension on the other side. Mostly
ashlar, with stone slate roof on 2 levels. Double-depth plan. Two storeys
and formerly 3 bays but now 4, with earlier part set back at left end;
principal element formerly symmetrical; moulded string course; plain central
doorway with 8-pane overlight, and straight canopy on scrolled brackets, 2
French windows at ground floor with margin panes and moulded surrounds; three
16-pane sashes at 1st floor, with similar surrounds; C20 extension to the
right in matching style and materials (except colour of masonry, which is
variegated). Moulded cornice and low parapet. Gable chimneys. Earlier
part at left end, 2 lower storeys and one bay, has doorway close to junction,
a 2-light window at ground floor, 3-light window above, both with flat-faced
flush-mullions, and glazing bars; and a gable chimney. Rear in similar
style.

Interior: dog-legged open-string staircase, with slender turned balusters,
ramped handrail with wreathed curtail; moulded plaster cornices; panelled
doorcases.

(Reference: Alastair Laurence, North Hosforth, 1984)


Listing NGR: SE2401639819

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