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The Oldest Chemist Shop in England

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0081 / 54°0'29"N

Longitude: -1.4669 / 1°28'0"W

OS Eastings: 435037

OS Northings: 457030

OS Grid: SE350570

Mapcode National: GBR LQ62.7Y

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.FJQ5

Plus Code: 9C6W2G5M+67

Entry Name: The Oldest Chemist Shop in England

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330856

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

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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7/185 No 16 (The Oldest Chemist
Shop in England)

Shop. C17 with C18 and later alterations. Timber-framed with brick facade,
Flemish bond, pantile roof. 2 storeys with attics, 2 gabled bays. Central
glazed doors flanked by shop bay windows with glazing bars supported on
wooden posts with geometric design openwork panels. First floor: 2 wide
tripartite sashes with central lights of 16 panes and margin lights one pane
wide under flat brick arches. Attic storey: left - small 4-pane sash in
flush frame; right - square panel painted in imitation. Interior: the
building has been examined and recorded by members of the North Yorkshire
and Cleveland Buildings Study Group. The surviving timber frame included
posts, partitions, and ceiling beams to ground and first floors, and
principal rafters, tie beams and purlins of roof structure. C17 stairs and
panelling, with C18 shop fittings and cupboards also remain on ground floor.
North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group. Report
Number 262 (1977). Interior not inspected at resurvey.

Listing NGR: SE3502857046

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