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Rough House, Also Called Ruffehouse, with Flanking Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1069 / 54°6'24"N

Longitude: -1.594 / 1°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 426641

OS Northings: 467971

OS Grid: SE266679

Mapcode National: GBR KN9Y.PJ

Mapcode Global: WHC80.H15C

Entry Name: Rough House, Also Called Ruffehouse, with Flanking Walls

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434176

Location: Sawley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Sawley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 26 NE (north side, off)

5/129 Rough House, also called
Ruffe House, with
6.3.67 flanking walls

- II

Folly, now house. Late C18, probably for William Aislabie of Studley Royal,
C20 conversion. Mortared rubble, C20 pantile roof. South-west facade: C20
central door and flanking windows fill 3 large Gothick-arched openings,
possibly an imitation arcade. Flanking walls with arches set back to left
and right. House: the central arch has a crudely cut bearded face on the
keystone. Raised crow-stepped verges, two C20 dormer windows, end stacks.
Rear: central door, small circular windows. Left and right returns:
projecting stones, blocked arched and circular openings and stepped gables
give a ruined appearance when viewed from a distance. Although it appears
to face south-west the building was probably erected as a viewpoint over
Studley Royal and Fountains. The style is similar to other structures on
that estate, eg Rough Bridge (Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, qv)
and Duck House (Studley Roger, qv). The name 'Rough' may describe the C18
Gothick use of crudely-dressed stone which contrasted with the smooth finish
of classical buildings.

Listing NGR: SE2664167971

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

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