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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 441
 Date Entered 28/01/2012
 Updated on 31/01/2012
 Recorded by Stephen Eastmead
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 28/01/2012
 Location Bellerby Moor
 Civil Parish Bellerby
 Brit. National Grid SE 08542 93772
 Altitude 330m
 Record Name Black Beck House
 Record Description The remains of Black Beck House are still visible on top of a small knoll. It appears to have been a 2 up 2 down house with a small outbuilding on the north west end. It is not possible to identify the entrance, but the front of the house faces the south west.

There is a remains of a small 'front garden' and what appears to be a garth surrounding the house although a section of it has been robbed out and can no longer be detected.

Black Beck House appears on all the early OS maps.

Active army range no public access.
 Additional Notes Looking at the census data on dalesgenealogy.com Black Beck House is not named in the 1841 census.

1851 75. Black Beck METCALFE John/Head/M/32/lab in slate quarry/Yks/Stallion Busk
METCALFE Judith/wife/M/42/Yks/Castle Bolton
METCALFE William/son/10/scholar/Yks/Castle Bolton
METCALFE Jeremiah/son/8/Yks/Carperby
METCALFE Alice/dau/6/Yks/Carperby
METCALEF Thomas/son/4/Yks/Bellerby

1861 Black Beck Uninhabited

1871 Black Beck Uninhabited

1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 Black Beck not listed
 Image 1 ID 2159         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Map
 Image 2 ID 2160         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Looking up the knoll to the house
 Image 3 ID 2161         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Looking along the back wall towards the outhouse.
 Image 4 ID 2162         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Looking along the back wall towards the outhouse.
 Image 5 ID 2163         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Looking in the opposite direct towars the south east
 Image 6 ID 2164         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Looking south east with outhouse in foreground
 Image 7 ID 2165         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Front Garden
 Image 8 ID 2166         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Garth
 Image 9 ID 2167         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Bellerby Moor was once a deer park. Poem: by George Spencer Cautley
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