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Mounting Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Spofforth, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9548 / 53°57'17"N

Longitude: -1.4466 / 1°26'47"W

OS Eastings: 436414

OS Northings: 451106

OS Grid: SE364511

Mapcode National: GBR LQBQ.M2

Mapcode Global: WHD9S.RVBL

Entry Name: Mounting Block

Listing Date: 14 December 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 507213

Location: Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Spofforth with Stockeld

Built-Up Area: Spofforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Spofforth with Kirk Deighton

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELD

334/0/10016 CHURCH LANE
14-DEC-09 MOUNTING BLOCK

II
Mounting block, probably C18 or early C19.

FORM
Single piece of dressed sandstone to form two steps, possibly with a third, lower step concealed by the raised surrounding ground surface. The mounting block is simple in form and well weathered.

SITING
Sited on the road verge adjacent to a blocked gateway to a triangular parcel of land shown on the 1851 1:10560 Ordnance Survey map. This parcel of land now forms part of the garden to the current Rectory. Across the lane from the mounting block is a blocked carriage entrance to the Old Rectory.

HISTORY
It is speculated that the mounting block was associated with a house occupying the triangular parcel of land, but demolished before the 1851 map, possibly to improve the prospect from the former carriage entrance to the Old Rectory.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION

The mounting block is designated at grade II for the following principal reasons
* Although a very simple block of carved stone, it is a good example of a once common piece of street furniture, a reminder of the former importance of horse transport.
* The mounting block is thought to be pre-1840 in date, and is in its current location.

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

Reasons for Listing

The mounting block is designated at grade II for the following principal reasons
* Although a very simple block of carved stone, it is a good example of a once common piece of street furniture, a reminder of the former importance of horse transport.
* The mounting block is thought to be pre-1840 in date, and is in its current location.

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