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 itĀ than just a common or gardenĀ farmhouse. It is roofed with Welsh slate, a relatively expensive material, compare with the pantile roof of the outbuildings in the attachedĀ range. Although difficult to see because of the tree behind but the gable copings resembleĀ battlements and have ornate ball shapedĀ end finials. All soĀ elaborate. Other architectural features justify it being given Grade II listed building status by Historic England. Yet it standsĀ 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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