Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Scarth Wood Farm

An intriguing building. Named on the modern map, as well as the Ordnance Survey Six Inch 1854 edition, as a farm but I can’t help thinking there is more to it¬†than just a common or garden¬†farmhouse. It is roofed with Welsh slate, a relatively expensive material, compare with the pantile roof of the outbuildings in the attached¬†range. Although difficult to see because of the tree behind but the gable copings resemble¬†battlements and have ornate ball shaped¬†end finials. All so¬†elaborate. Other architectural features justify it being given Grade II listed building status by Historic England. Yet it stands¬†unused and boarded up.

The buildings on the right, just out of the photo, are of an earlier date, late 18th century. Comprising a barn and brye, they are also Grade II listed.

Curiously the 1854 map shows another range completing the square of the courtyard.



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One response to “Scarth Wood Farm”

  1. Trevor avatar

    My Great Grandfather, William Holburn lived there up to his death in 1907, he was what would be called a gentleman farmer and property owner.

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