SE0560 : Mock Beggar Hall

taken 18 years ago, near to Appletreewick, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Mock Beggar Hall
Mock Beggar Hall
This curiously named building with a dovecote built into the frontage is in the village of Appletreewick (pronounced Ap'trick). The current owner of the house has provided the following interesting background to its name and history:

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable states that a Mock Beggar Hall or Manor is 'A grand, ostentatious house, where no hospitality is afforded, neither is any charity given'! Our house is in what was the demesme of Appletreewick, owned by the monks of Bolton Priory until the Dissolution, when the King sold the demesme to Sir Christopher Hales, Master of the Rolls, and prosecutor of Anne Boleyn. We believe that our house was a grange, and possibly inhabited by lay brothers from the Priory, administering the demesme property and lead mines, and there was an obligation to provide food and shelter to passing travallers. After the Dissolution it was no more freebies here!
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SE0560, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 March, 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 July, 2006
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Category
Curiosity   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 053 601 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:2.2113N 1:55.2340W
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