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Garden Building and Enclosure Wall Approximately 200 Metres West of Sawley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0966 / 54°5'47"N

Longitude: -1.6121 / 1°36'43"W

OS Eastings: 425462

OS Northings: 466814

OS Grid: SE254668

Mapcode National: GBR KP52.S7

Mapcode Global: WHC80.69K9

Plus Code: 9C6W39WQ+J4

Entry Name: Garden Building and Enclosure Wall Approximately 200 Metres West of Sawley Hall

Listing Date: 3 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434182

Location: Sawley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Sawley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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SE 26 NE (south side, off)

5/175 Garden building and
enclosure wall
approximately 200 metres
west of Sawley Hall


Garden building and enclosure wall. Probably early-mid C19. Coursed
squared gritstone, grey slate roof to garden building. Garden building:
circular, approximately 5 metres in diameter, walls 2 metres high; entrance
on south side flanked by narrow buttresses, jambs and lintel of edge-tooled
single blocks, the lintel curved to follow the curvature of the walls.
Small aperture in wall opposite. Oversailing eaves, conical roof.
Interior: earth floor; 4 principal rafters with halved collars support
chamfered king post. Circular enclosure wall: approximately 2 metres high,
80 metres diameter; of carefully tooled and coursed stone on inner face, but
of coursed rubble on outer face. Wide gateway on north side, narrower
pedestrian gate on south. Both have shallow triangular-arched lintels,
chamfered on both sides, the north entrance lintel of 2 pieces. Original
purpose uncertain, but local tradition claims that the garden building was a
cockpit. Cock-fighting was made illegal in England in 1849, which might
explain the secluded nature of the building, but cockpits are generally
larger and with a deeper well.

Listing NGR: SE2546266814

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