NCBPT achieves Grade II* designation for local barn of architectural significance

Thursday, 16 August 2018

The North Craven Building Preservation Trust has finally achieved the successful listing of Cappelside Barn in Rathmell. The barn, which lies on the Cappelside Estate and is also known as Brocklands Barn has been awarded Grade II* designation, which will serve to further protect this beautiful 18th century building.

The Historic England report states that "Cappleside Barn clearly meets the criteria for listing for multiple reasons including its relatively early date, the quality of its construction, the decorative detailing of its roof structure and the way that its design and evolution contributes to our understanding of farming in the area in the C18 and C19". 





Donations Needed to Enable Essential Repairs to the Folly Roof

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The North Craven Building Preservation Trust urgently needs donations to enable us to carry out essential repair work to The Folly.

The work, estimated to cost around £25,000 is to repair the roof of the North Range of The Folly, which is in a poor state and is in need of urgent repair and in some areas, replacement.

The leaky roof could potentially create issues of damp within the building, which houses the Museum of North Craven Life and is Settle's only Grade 1 listed building. The Folly is an iconic landmark in tracing the development of Settle over 340 years, since it was built around 1675.


All donations, private or corporate will enable this essential work to be undertaken.


Please visit our Donations Page for more information on how you can make a donation or email





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