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    Plot No. 109 Ann Lupton  1784 - 1858 Plot No. 110 William Lupton 1775  - 1859 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN MEMORY OFANN LUPTONof Hampsthwaitewho Died December 3rd 1858Aged 74 Years. In Memory ofWILLIAM LUPTON OF HAMPSTHWAITEWHO DIED JULY 18TH 1859AGED 84 YEARSLo! the prisoner is releasedLightened of his fleshly loadWhere the weary are at restHe is gather’d in to God!Lo! the pain of life is past,All his warfare now is o’er.Death and hell behind are cast,Grief and suffering are no more.
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    Plot No. 61 Mary Hannah Watson 1863 -1931George Watson 1763 - 1846Henry Watson 1892 -1963Charles Watson 1893 -1918William Watson 1890 - 1891 Plot No. 81 Thomas Watson 1825 -1909Sarah Watson 1824 - 1899 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OFMARY HANNAH WATSONDIED 1931 AGE 68ALSO HER HUSBANDGEORGEDIED 1946 AGE 83AND THEIR SONSHENRYDIED 27TH JAN.1963 AGE 71CHARLESDIED 23RD OCT. 1918 AGE 25WILLIAMDIED 14TH APR. 1891 AGE 1 In Loving Memory oTHOMAS WATSONOF FELLISCLIFFEWHO DIED MARCH 10TH 1909IN HIS 78TH YEARALSO OF SARAH WIFE OFTHE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 4TH 1899IN HER 75TH YEAR"SWEET REST AT LAST"
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    Plot No. 3001 Edward Smith 1769 -1869Sarah Smith 1782 -1868Sarah Smith 1824 -1844 Click on images to enlarge Inscription  Thy will be doneSACREDTO THE MEMORY OFEDWARD SMITH,OF FELLISCLIFFE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1869AGED 100 YEARSALSO 6 FEET TO THE WEST SIDE OF THIS STONELIETH SARAH, THE WIFEOF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1868AGED 86 YEARSALSO SARAH, DAUGHTEROF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 24th 1844AGED 20 YEARS
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The Granary

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This stone-built end-of-terrace property forms part of a larger property ("The Hollies") to which it is physically attached and which extends eastwards away from Church Lane. In fact, the buildings which now form "The Hollies" seem clearly to have been separate dwellings at some time as this second photograph suggests.

Link to http://archive.hampsthwaite.org.uk/history/images/800/Granary2.jpg

The roof line reveals the origins of the property as consisting of at least three or four buildings in addition to The Granary - observe the chimney stacks marking the end of each unit and the breaks in the continuity of stone courses. A final, larger, building completes the row but stands behind and slightly off-set from the row. All these buildings can be seen on the 1891 Ordnance Survey Map but about four decades earlier, on the map of 1853, it is only possible to discern The Granary and the first two buildings to its right and these are the buildings which have, apparently, the greatest age.

"Jeffrey's" map of 1770 appears to show The Granary and its adjacent terrace of buildings lining Church Lane but the map is crudely drawn and no great reliance can be placed upon it. It is, however, reasonable to assert that The Granary, at least, dates from the last quarter of the 18th century or the first quarter of the 19th.

The Granary is thought to owe its name to its one-time use as a grain store and/or bakery. Until recent alterations its frontage was broken up into two large garage-like entrances of a height consistent with such a use. This photograph taken in 1968 (on the occasion of a flash flood!) shows two garage doors forming part of the façade.

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Notice the height of the openings - the garage doors do not fill them and a glazed area has been created over the doors. This height is, of course, consistent with the larger openings associated with barns or grain storage buildings. Another photograph from Victorian/Edwardian times shows an earlier arrangement of the openings.

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The building had a flight of stone steps leading up to the upper floor and there is some reason to believe this was an external stairway (see the entry for "Gooselea"). That, again, would be consistent with the building's origins as a barn or grain store. In recent years the first floor was used as a flat with the ground floor forming garage space. Recent building works have turned the structure into a dwelling with accommodation on three floors and the garage door spaces have been skilfully in-filled with stonework, a window and doors to blend with the houses to the north.

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The building has been put to various uses in its life-time and the upper rooms are remembered by villagers as the venue for meetings of the Girl Guides.

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The Granary

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